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Search on for stars of new ground-breaking digital TV show to premiere in Coventry next year

Catherine Vonledebur 3rd Oct, 2020 Updated: 4th Oct, 2020

REGIONAL actors are invited to audition for an innovative new online TV show set in the West Midlands?

In the lead-up to Coventry’s year as City of Culture, filming on six-part, supernatural drama set among the region’s urban, working class communities will start next March.

With scripts being developed by a team of up-and-coming Midlands writers, the producers are now looking to assemble a cast for the show, which will be shot in Coventry and Birmingham.

Actors are invited to audition via self-tape for one of the 13 roles by 1pm on Friday October 9 – more detailed character breakdowns are available to download from the Belgrade Theatre website.

Inspired by a true story, SeaView is an urban, supernatural drama centred around Steven – a young man destined for great things who is quietly tormented by his gifts. Steven’s cousin Chez is desperate to finally cut ties with his illegitimate business and make an honest living, but when Steven is stabbed on a night out, Chez is forced to bury a dark secret and the family begin to fall apart.

Reality shifts and the realms of possibility are called into question as Steven’s gifts suddenly appear super-human. On a mission to discover what he’s truly capable of, can Steven liberate his family from the cycle of lies, crime and violence that have ensnared them? SeaView celebrates a Black, working class, aspirational family, exploring the challenges they face in their efforts to achieve great things.

As with the writers’ room, the casting call is completely open, reflecting a commitment to providing opportunities for emerging talent both behind and in front of the camera, and particularly for those local to the region.

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

To obtain script sides email ebarber@belgrade.co.uk

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