Actors needed for West Midlands supernatural drama

Published: 1 October 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

A scene from the pilot of SeaView

Producers of a six-part supernatural drama set among working-class communities are looking to assemble a cast for the show which is due to begin shooting in Coventry and Birmingham in March 2021.

Belgrade Film and Digital Ltd—an independent film production company set up by the Belgrade Theatre Trust—has teamed up with Strictly Arts Theatre Company, Fix 8 Films, Run Home Productions and Audio Bassment to produce SeaView.

A team of up-and-coming Midlands writers is developing the script which is inspired by a true story. It features Steven, a young man destined for great things who is quietly tormented by his gifts. His cousin Chez is desperate to make an honest living but when Steven is stabbed on a night out Chez is forced to bury a dark secret as his family begins to fall apart.

SeaView “celebrates a black, working-class, aspirational family, exploring the challenges they face in their efforts to achieve great things”.

The casting call is open, “reflecting a commitment to providing opportunities for emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera”. Actors are invited to audition via self-tape for 13 roles which range in age from early 20s to mid-60s. Further details are available at the Belgrade Theatre web site.

To obtain script sides, e-mail [email protected]. Self-tapes must be submitted no later than 1PM on Friday 9 October.