Actors Needed for Short Film ‘Puzzling’

Deadline: 19/03/2019

Role Information

Fees: €50 per day

Location: Dublin

Details of Role

An elderly man with autism longs for companionship until he forms an unlikely bond with a like-minded little boy over their joint love of jigsaw puzzles.

MRS CARSON (female, late 20s – early 30s) is an upper-class woman living in the 1940s. When her son Benjamin is diagnosed with a disability, she chooses to hide him away for much of his life as she fears what her social circle might think of him. Required on set for one day.

DR. MURRAY (male, 40s – 50s) – Although he exhibits a strong sense of professionalism, Dr. Murray is quick to decide that young Benjamin will be unproductive for most of his life. Required on set for one day.

ANNE (female, late 20s – early 30s) is a kind, caring mother to her son Sean. Although she can’t always understand him, she is determined to give him the support he needs and to develop a strong relationship with him as he grows. Required on set for 3 days.

EMILY (female, mid 20s) is warm and bubbly young woman who dedicates a lot of her time to assisting people with additional needs. Required on set for 2 days.

Shooting dates: 20th – 25th March

If interested, please send your headshot to and we will email you audition sides for a self tape. We look forward to hearing from you!

How to apply

Company: Puzzling Productions at DIT School of Media


Enquiries should be referred to: Yasmin Smith