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The New Film by Matthew Saliba


Matthew Saliba is a Montreal-based independent filmmaker with six award-winning shorts, one feature, two commercials and numerous acting and technical credits to his name. His work has screened the world over in such countries as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Canada and the United States. He specializes in sado-eroticism, which is to say the erotic representation of sadomasochistic imagery (as opposed to a pornographic one) and has implemented this style within a wide variety of genres ranging from horror to experimental films of a Lynchian bent.


EROTICIDE deals with the subject of sex addiction. It tells the story of a young man named Ian and how his addiction to erotic humiliation sets the course of his life on a downward spiral when his ex Kendra comes back into the picture, forcing him to choose between a future with his loving girlfriend, Liz or one of empty sexual gratification with Kendra. EROTICIDE plans to combine the meditative pace and feel of Michael Haneke’s AMOUR with the visual style of Lars Von Trier’s ANTICHRIST. Needless to say, this will be a rather intense and bleak experience.


There are three roles up for grabs and they are open exclusively to Montreal based actors and are recommended for brave and open-minded performers who have experience working in subversive cinema or at the very least, are open to expanding their horizons as actors.

* Age range: 20s to 30s
* Ian is a sensitive and slightly introverted individual who harbors some deep and dark psychological issues
* Role requires an exceptionally strong actor capable of emoting on a wide range of levels
* IMPORTANT NOTE: NUDITY is involved (not necessarily aiming for full-frontal, as for most of the third act, Ian is on his hands and knees, and will likely be shot from behind or on side, but actor must be comfortable with being nude on camera and with the prospect of certain shots UNINTENTIONALLY turning into full-frontal due to the way certain scenes may pan out; i.e. when character is crawling on floor, camera may pick up certain “appendages”)

* Age range: 20s to 30s
* Liz is a suicide case who has found love and is willing to do anything for it
* She’s a tad insecure, but is a very loving and compassionate girl with a very big heart; perhaps a little too big
* Role requires an exceptionally strong actress capable of emoting on a wide range of levels
* IMPORTANT NOTE: Has a simulated sex scene but NO NUDITY is required as characters will be under sheets and scene will be dimly lit; again NO NUDITY WILL BE REQUIRED

* Age range: 20s to 30s
* Kendra is beautiful, manipulative and very dominant in the way she carries herself as a woman
* A master (or rather, mistress) of psychological mind games; she knows how to seize on a person’s weakness and use it to her own advantage
* Role requires an actress comfortable with BDSM/Kink as there are a couple of sequences in which Kendra engages in said activities
* IMPORTANT NOTE: NO NUDITY WILL BE REQUIRED but as previously mentioned, actress MUST be comfortable with BDSM/Kink


* Shoot will be taking place over the weekends of May 4-5, 11-12 with an additional overnight shoot planned for either April 26th or May 17th (depending on when we lock down a cast)
* Shoot is unpaid but food and transportation will be provided as well as a DVD/Blu-Ray copy of completed film
* Potential cast would have to be available for at least one rehearsal per week leading up to the shoot
* Auditions will be held on weekend of April 6-7
* If interested, please respond to this ad WITH A COPY OF YOUR HEADSHOT AND RESUME. You will then be sent a copy of the script so that you can familiarize yourself with the material. If you’re comfortable enough with the subject matter, you’re to get back to us ASAP so we can assign you sides as well as a date/time for your audition.



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