Call for young star to play piv­otal role

Marlborough Midweek - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - PAULA HULBURT

A film writer is search­ing for an as­pir­ing ac­tor to play a piv­otal role in her lat­est pro­duc­tion.

Drama­tist and di­rec­tor Clau­dia Dal­larosa is ready to be­gin film­ing her new­est work which she hopes to en­ter in the Top of the South Film Fes­ti­val.

But first, she needs to find a 10-year-old boy to play the main char­ac­ter.

Clau­dia says she has loved movies and writ­ing since she was a young girl.

Al­most two years ago she joined the South Film Pro­duc­tion So­ci­ety and has been en­cour­aged and sup­ported by other mem­bers while she worked on her films.

Mem­bers have also vol­un­teered to film the movie while others will star in it.

Called Break the Cy­cle the short film is about fam­ily vi­o­lence and will be shot in Blen­heim in May.

Clau­dia, from Ren­wick, says she wants her movie to shock peo­ple into tak­ing re­spon­si­bil­ity.

‘‘My film doesn’t linger on vi­o­lence, it’s more about self re­al­i­sa­tion and how change can’t take place un­less you let it.’’

A boy, prefer­ably of Maori or Pa­cific Is­land de­scent, is needed to play along­side an older man, who plays his fa­ther in the film.

‘‘The fact is that when peo­ple think of vi­o­lence, they think men

‘‘My film doesn't linger on vi­o­lence, it's more about self re­al­i­sa­tion and how change can't take place un­less you let it.’’

are more likely to be the per­pe­tra­tors. Of course, I know first hand that’s often not the case, but I wrote it this way so more peo­ple can re­late to it.’’

The Top of the South Film Fes­ti­val was es­tab­lished in 2015 by film­mak­ers Phil McKin­non and Aaron Falvey from Blen­heim. The duo aim to bring the best and most promis­ing film­mak­ers from across Marl­bor­ough, Nel­son and Golden Bay to­gether.

The third an­nual Top of the South Film Fes­ti­val will take place in Nel­son on Oc­to­ber 28.

Any­body in­ter­ested in au­di­tion­ing can con­tact Clau­dia by email at c.dal­larosa@hot­mail.com

Her first film Dead End Road can be seen on Youtube.

PHOTO: PAULA HULBURT/FAIRFAX NZ

Film­maker Clau­dia Dal­larosa is look­ing for an as­pir­ing ac­tor to star in her next film.

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