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Casting “Your Country Needs You,” which is based on the true events of Private Thomas Highgate who was the first soldier executed for desertion during WWI. This is a graduate film for university however director plans to submit the film to festivals.

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Role No. 1

Role Title: Private Thomas Highgate

Role Description:

he is alone in a strange country. He has run away from his Battalion during its retreat from the bloody battle of Mons. Suffering with PTSD he’s found hiding in a barn by Gamekeeper, Thomas Fermor. He’s now got to convince Fermor to not hand him over back to his Battalion.
Ethnicity: White / European Descent
Accent Dialect: England south east Oxford/Sussex
Voice style: youthful/trustworthy

Gender: MALE

Age Range: 18 To 25

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Role No. 2

Role Title: Gamekeeper Thomas Fermor

Role Description:

an ex-British soldier, he has retired to France to be a Gamekeeper at the Baron de Rothschild estate. While searching for his missing bicycle, Fermor stumbles across Highgate hiding in a local barn. Fermor is full of pride for the time he spent in the army, however with his age has come wisdom. He’s educated, calm, and always in control, but in this situation, what does he do?

Note: Either accent is acceptable for the role
Ethnicity: White / European Descent
Accent: midlands/Yorkshire and Humber

Gender: MALE

Age Range: 50 To 65

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Role No. 3

Role Title: General Haig (Voiceover)

Role Description:

known as ‘Butcher Haig’, he was unforgiving when it came to sacrificing life. Only winning the war matters to him.
Accent: Southeast oxford/Sussex

Gender: MALE

Age Range: 45 To 65

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Role No. 4

Role Title: General Smith-Dorrien (Voiceover)

Role Description:

objectively wonders if Highgate’s defence is true. Ultimately he has no control over the situation. He\’s highly educated.
Accent: London

Gender: ANY

Age Range: 45 To 65

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