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Character Details:

Playing Age: 55 - 75

Gender: Female

We Encorage All Ethnicities To Apply!

All roles within this production will be paid. Please note that accommodation expenses will not be included in the pay. However, travel expenses can be discussed and negotiated under each individual's circumstances.

Description: Anita, a passionate and concerned mother, plays a crucial role in shaping the emotional landscape of our story. Her character is defined by a deep sense of responsibility, urging her son, Lee, to navigate impending fatherhood while confronting echoes of her own past.


Role in the Story: As Lee's mother, Anita's character is the voice of concern and guidance, setting the tone for the exploration of family dynamics. Through phone conversations, she unveils the anxieties tied to Lee's absent father, introducing a layer of emotional complexity to the narrative.


Key Traits:

  • Passionate Concern: Anita's character is marked by passionate concern for Lee's future. Her urgency reflects a history marked by challenges and the absence of Lee's father, contributing to the narrative's emotional backdrop.

  • Voice of Experience: Anita's character brings a voice of experience, having faced challenges as a single mother. Her conversations with Lee serve as a source of wisdom and a catalyst for reflection on family responsibilities

Arc and Growth:

  • Confronting Echoes of Her Own Past: Anita's concern for Lee is deeply rooted in her own experiences as a single mother. The echoes of her past, marked by the absence of Lee's father, resurface as she witnesses her son stepping into fatherhood. Her character arc involves confronting and reconciling with the emotions and challenges she faced during her own journey.

  • Reconciling with Her Own Past: As the narrative unfolds, Anita's character undergoes subtle growth. Her initial urgency transforms into a more nuanced understanding, and she becomes a catalyst for not only Lee's growth but also her own reconciliation with the choices and challenges she faced as a mother.

Audition Details

We are looking for Actors to send us a self-tape of you performing a scene/monologue that:


● Showcases your strengths as a performer

● Is from material that you believe would fit well with the character you are auditioning for.

● Gives us an idea of your vibe & persona


It can be from a play, film or TV show. All that matters to us, is that it gives us fantastic insight into who you are as a performer.

When recording your audition please say the following:

  • Your name

  • Your Age

  • Project you are auditioning for

  • The Character you are auditioning for

  • Where you are based

Once complete, please send us your audition tape by emailing us at:


Short Film Schedule

We aim to inform you by the week beginning 11th March if you have moved on to the next stage of casting.

Once the role has been casted we will arrange rehearsals to prepare filming over the course of 4 - 6 Days in July - September 2024 IN SCOTLAND.


Our aim is to have a final cut of ‘Fatherhood’ by January 2025. With this in mind we will then enter ‘Fatherhood’ into carefully selected festivals we believe are suitable.


The majority of the festivals are BAFTA Qualifying and/or with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new independent talent, supporting visionary films and bringing together all elements of film-making and storytelling.

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