Friday, September 3, 2010

Casting for the thesis film "Plastic Revolver"

Hi, we are a crew of experienced and organized student filmmakers currently studying at the Academy of Art University seeking for talent. This thesis project will be directed by Cannes Young Lion award winning director Mu-Ming Tsai (, produced by feature producer Steve Everson ( and talented Russian cinematographer Vitalie Ungureanu (

Genre: Sci-fi, Dramedy TRT: 12min

Ben, a struggling writer who stays at home writing while his wife Joanne goes to work, suspects that his wife is having an affair. One day, news of the end of the world airs; at the same time, Joanne comes home and confesses to Ben about the affair. With no future ahead and no consequences, how will Ben react to the truth? “Plastic Revolver” explores how the apocalypse would impact middle class Americans in a surreal, dark comedic tone.

Compensation: food, credit , a copy of the film, possible festival exposure

Audition Time and location:

Thu. 9/9/10 7pm-10pm@ 79 New Montgomery, SF Rm.538
Fri. 9/10/10 12pm-3pm@ 79 New Montgomery, SF Rm.560

Available Roles (Any Ethnicity):
Ben: Male, visual age 30-40, stay at home househusband, failed writer; a bit neurotic. Has a sense of humor but can take on serious roles. Bald, slightly overweight are pluses, but not necessary.

Joanne: Female, visual age 30-40, a strong career woman. A mother to her husband but still a girl inside. Has comedic ability but is able to pull off a layered performance.

Both leads have wide emotional ranges, subtext and humor, which would be a great challenge for actors and great material for demonstration of the actor’s ability. The visual style will be very stylized but internal, if you are interested in films like “Requiem for a Dream,” “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” or work from Terry Gilliam (12 Monkeys, Fisher King) this is the role for you.

Shooting Dates:
9/17-9/20, we should be able to finish within two shooting days in 1-2 locations near downtown.

Please feel free to e-mail us your resumes/headshots/reels if interested or for any additional questions; however we strongly encourage you to meet with us in person during the auditions. Even if you do not get into this film you will definitely be considered or recommended to other filmmakers for other projects; we are eager to know and work with talented actors like you. Thank you!

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