2021

Production Company
Simon Fraser University
Producer(s)
Joseph Ku, Ramilyn Sagun
Director(s)
Joseph Ku
Casting Director(s): 
Joseph Ku, Ramilyn Sagun
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

This is a non-union student short film, with no monetary compensation. Compensation will be in the form of on-set craft services and a copy of the finished product to include on your demo reel and resume.

Audition Location
Online-only
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
October 26, 28, 29, 30, 31
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Downtown Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Friday, October 29, 2021
Submission Instructions

Please submit a copy of your headshot and resume to 2021sfushortfilm@gmail.com. If you have a demo reel, feel free to include it but it is not required.

Project Synopsis
William Sweeney, who was given a life sentence for 1st degree manslaughter in 1986 gets released on parole after being locked up for 36 years. It is now 2021, and he has to cope with the extreme pressures of adapting himself into a world he no longer recognizes. During his journey on foot to meet an old friend, he gets introduced to a dystopian-like, ego-centric modern society that he isn’t familiar with. From Tik Tokers, to COVID-19 protocols, his outlook on the world becomes more and more bleak as he reaches his destination.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

We have a COVID-19 safety plan to comply with provincial and regional protocols. Furthermore the crew will be limited in numbers, and safety tools such as hand sanitizer will also readily be available.

Ethnicity is open for both roles.

Please note that the shoot dates will not require for all actors to be available for every single day. Every character listed below will only have to be available for just one shoot day during the last week of October.

Character 1
William Sweeney
Age
18-25
Gender
Male
Description
William is 22 years old in 1986, and is on his way to proposing to his girlfriend while walking through the streets of Downtown Vancouver, when he's suddenly mugged in an alleyway.
Character 2
Mugger
Age
20-60
Description
The mugger stops William in his tracks in the middle of a desolate alleyway, and mugs him of all his belongings. One of the belongings he attempts to take from William, which is his leather satchel, just so happens to contain the engagement ring that he's on his way to propose with.
Character 3
Husband of Ex-Girlfriend
Age
45-60
Gender
Male
Description
When William arrives at Allison's house after being released, he is greeted wearily by Allison's new husband. In which the new husband is dubious about the way Allison (His wife) interacts with William.
Character 4
Angry Skytrain Man
Age
20-40
Gender
Male
Description
This character is a man on the skytrain who gets extremely angry at William during the skytrain ride for forgetting to wear a mask. The man's outlook on the pandemic and COVID-19 is very sensitive and fragile, and the image of William not wearing a mask leads him to screaming at him to wear one.