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Raucous Pictures are conducting a major search of the West Midlands area for two boys of South East Asian descent (i.e. Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi) to star as the lead in one of two short films. The films are to be directed by award winning Black Country filmmaker Billy Dosanjh whose work has featured on BBC, Channel 4 and in cinemas nationwide. No formal acting experience is needed to apply.




  • Unrepresented boys or non-actor boys of any Southeast Asian origin

  • Male 12 yrs – 17 yrs

  • Boys from the Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton area

This is a unique opportunity to play the lead in one of two short films with cultural institution backing and be part of stories which are unique in their ability to put the Black Country at the centre of the big screen experience. In total we are looking for three boys of to play the leads across these two films. The aim is to shoot in Birmingham in late 2021 (i.e. November or December).




LUMBU: The dramatic story of ‘Lumbu’ and best friend Ravi as the navigate the consequences of a long-held family secret finally becoming known. Funded by the British Film Institute and BBC Film.


INDI FOR ENGLAND: The heartfelt story of Britain’s first great hope as a professional South Asian footballer, his desi Mum, his preoccupied Dad, and the sport he loves. Funded by Film London.




We would like you to start by introducing yourself and telling us a bit about who you are - your age, school, where you live, what you enjoy doing and basically what makes you tick in life! Do this on yours or a friends mobile phone and either email us using the subject matter ‘Short Films’ or send us your introduction via whatspp.


Here are the contact details:

E: I WHATSAPP: 07983 820765 


We will respond to each applicant to acknowledge receipt, and follow up with more information. 

Boys who are under 17yrs seek permission from. a parent or guardian before applying.  Thank you for your time


Equal opportunities apply. You should never have to pay for an audition

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