Production title: Malcolm & Mao (working title)
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Short Film (10 minutes approx)
Project format: TBC
Production location: Milan
Production Company: HAP!
Company website: http://www.salu.io/ http://www.michaelsalu.com/
Director & Writer: Michael Salu
Producer: Vinca L. Gilbert-Dascent
Audition Location: TBC
Shooting Location: Milan
Compensation: Included. specifics TBC
Call Backs: TBC
Shooting Starts: SEP 2016 (3-4 days shooting)
Shooting Ends: SEP 2016
In a near future world that is only just beginning to recover from neoliberal economic implosion in the West, a young journalist visits a Chinese software company for a scoop and leaves with a little more than she imagined.
Please send applications with CVs and showreels to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The roles require real character development and and an ability to navigate quite dense dialogue, so professional actors with significant training and/or experience to apply.
The female role is quite specific, the male more general at present. Please see the character profiles below for more.
[THE JOURNALIST] [GENDER: FEMALE] [AGE: 25-35]
She is a young but highly erudite black woman and carries a lot of poise beyond her years. There were some bad experiences in her youth, it's carried a little in her eyes, but she chose to overcome these through education and ambition. She embodies what our artificial intelligence negates due to hegemonic ideas of power, authority and beauty. She’s aware of the futility of the left and the way it has languished in fragmented folk politics, but is part of a new generation, a young spirited movement looking forward.
[NAMELESS EXECUTIVE] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 25-35]
Our nameless executive is a cocksure western male, exuding a synthetic charm. He knows data. The importance of it, how to drive change and make decisions. He’s been involved in a number of tech start ups. Most of them successful. Any failures do not hinder is confidence, given his understanding of the variables involved in managing large amounts of information and awareness of how we as a society and source of information feed into it. He’s built a career in the big cities, carries the big city surface level showmanship well, appearing almost infallible, but struggles to understand the less tangible, the emotional, the instinctual. He’s mastered the art of the sale and is excited to share this news.