In July 1975, Juanita Nielsen—editor of NOW, resident and opponent of real estate speculation in Kings Cross, vanished. The Beehive, directed by Zanny Begg, will be an experimental documentary exploring the implications of this unsolved case for Sydney NOW.

Seeking female identifying applicants of any background or nationality to audition for the part of Juanita Nielsen in a video work “The Beehive” premiering at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in 2018.

The Beehive is looking for people passionate about the following issues:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Urban Communities
  • Kings Cross (nightlife, architecture or history),
  • Gentrification
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Architecture
  • Posing, Fashion and Personal Styling

Previous acting experience is a bonus but not essential if passionate about the aforementioned any of the above issues. Please send a short CV and a one min video introducing yourself to: Closing date for applications is March 10.

All those called for audition will be paid a small fee, some will be offered larger roles in THE BEEHIVE. Please note that this is a video art installation, and low budget. Professional hair and make-up personnel will be available for the audition and applicants must be willing to have their make-up done and have their hair styled into a beehive or be fitted with a wig.

Auditions will be held in late March. #thebeehive_kingsx