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The tale of the last remaining panda in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Panda Casting Call

13 January

We’re going back to the Wasteland in 2014! We’re looking for two tall, broad shouldered individuals to fill some Panda suits. Does that sound like you or someone you know?

If you’re unfamiliar with the project, Wastelander Panda is about the last remaining pandas in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.  We’re making six new ten minute episodes that will premiere on ABC iView later in the year. The series will also exist as a single 60min version. If you want to see what we’re done previously you can watch everything on our homepage.

This time, the story follows Isaac, one of the last remaining pandas of the Wasteland. Held responsible for the violent death of a young girl, Isaac is banished from the safety of the Tribe of Legion, along with his mother Hannah and brother Arcayus. Realising they cannot survive in the desperate and savage world of the Wasteland, a guilt-ridden Isaac seeks to reinstate the family to Legion – by seeking a replacement for the child whose life was lost.

We’re looking to cast Isaac and his mother Hannah.

Isaac

  • A male, anthropomorphic panda in his early 20s.
  • Must be broad shouldered.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of acting in a heavy, full body Panda suit in hot temperatures.
  • Will be required for March rehearsal period and three and a half weeks of shooting in early April.
  • Must be minimum 180 cm tall.
  • Acting experience and stunt experience heavily preferred.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18.
  • We will consider both male and female actors for this role.

Hannah

  • A female, middle aged anthropomorphic panda.
  • Must be broad shouldered.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of acting in a heavy, full body Panda suit in hot temperatures.
  • Will be required for rehearsal period in March and approximately one and a half weeks of shooting in early April.
  • Must be minimum 170cm tall.
  • Acting experience and stunt experience an advantage.
  • Must be over the age of 18.
  • We will consider both male and female actors for this role.

The shoot will take place in early April for three and a half weeks in the Adelaide area and the South Australian outback, with a rehearsal period during March. Both roles will need to be available during these times, but may not be required for the whole shoot.

All applicants must be based in Adelaide or willing cover relocation costs themselves for the duration of the shoot.

Both roles are onscreen suit performance roles. Speaking voices of the characters will be cast separately.

Payment: Award Rate.

Please send us an email with your name,  phone number, two full body photos (front and profile) as well as waist, hips, shoulder width and height measurements to wastelanderpanda@gmail.com with the subject heading “Panda Suit Audition Application”

We are also accepting applications through our StarNow listing.

All applications must be received by midnight, Wednesday the 29th of January to be considered. 

If you’d like to audition for us, but really feel like your face is your strongest asset,  don’t worry, we’ll be casting other non-suit roles soon! Make sure you Like us on Facebook  and follow us on our Twitter and Tumblr to stay in the loop!

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6 Responses to “Panda Casting Call”

  1. Bob Weaver January 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    “Speaking voices of the characters will be cast separately.” Can you let me know what you are looking for, I have a gentle baritone voice. Can sing and have theatre and radio experience.
    Thanks,
    Bob

    • Wastelander Panda January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

      Hi Bob, We’ll be posting a separate call just for voices with all those details soon. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Emma January 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    what are the measurements for “broad shouldered”

    • Wastelander Panda January 24, 2014 at 9:31 am #

      Hi Emma, We don’t really have a hard and fast rule on shoulder measurements. If you send in the measurements with everything else we’ve asked for, we’ll compare to our Panda heads and decide if it’s workable or not. We have to take into account things like height, hips etc.

  3. Emma February 22, 2014 at 11:31 am #

    Hey, thanks for the reply! Are you guys only able to take on 18 year olds (or older) for this role?

  4. Emma February 22, 2014 at 11:32 am #

    any of these roles*

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