Free Movies

Production Company
Come On In Productions and this could've been an email production collective
Producer(s)
Bryce Iwaschuck, Ana Pacheco, Katrina Teitz and Mariela Shuley
Director(s)
Bryce Iwaschuck
Casting Director(s): 
Ana Pacheco
Union Status
UBCP/ACTRA or Equivalent
Project Type
Film
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

This is a volunteer project.

Shoot / Performance Date(s)
October 2024
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Around Greater Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Saturday, July 27, 2024
Submission Instructions

Please send a headshot, resume and demo (if available) to comeoninproductions@gmail.com and tcbaeproductions@gmail.com.

Project Synopsis
Free Movies is a slice-of-life and surrealist feature film about Hannah, a colour-blind street photographer, who finds herself in various sticky situations due to the fact she spends most of her time spying on people and taking pictures of them without their consent. We follow her along her journey as she develops a romance with a fellow photographer, burns bridges with clients and friends, and meets two mysterious characters who help her see colour for the first time in her life.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

Som intimate scenes.

Character 1
Otto
Age
25-30
Gender
Male
Description
Curly/wavy hair, mischievous, flirtatious and a bit of a shit disturber. Otto is a photographer who meets Hannah and the two develop an intimate and professional relationship before he ultimately breaks her trust. This role requires intimacy.
Character 2
Nan
Age
early 20s
Gender
Open
Description
Femme or Non-Binary. A bit of a drifter, Nan is a free spirited, march to the beat of her own drum gal whose main activity is to sit next to a wishing well and hand people pennies.
Character 3
Toot
Age
40s-50s
Gender
Male
Description
Please note, for the roles of Toot and Crash, we are open to seeing actors of different ages/gender presentations. This is a very kooky role, and we are committed to finding the right performers for the story. Toot is one half of Toot and Crash, who walk around with a trumpet and cymbals, making their own music. Both Toot and Crash are extremely pale with dark circles under their eyes, have frizzled hair and some scars, and wear trench coats too big for them. They are from an era decades earlier, and possess magical qualities. Upon their introduction, they are a little scary in a childcatcher type way, but Hannah soon learns they are there to help. They are integral to Hannah’s journey, as they are the ones who bring her to the magician who helps her see colour for the first time.
Character 4
Crash
Age
40s-50s
Gender
Female
Description
**Please note, for the roles of Toot and Crash, we are open to seeing actors of different ages/gender presentations. This is a very kooky role, and we are committed to finding the right performers for the story.** One half of Toot and Crash; who walk around with a trumpet and cymbals, making their own music. Crash has bowling ball energy, and is the more boisterous of the two. Both Toot and Crash are extremely pale with dark circles under their eyes, have frizzled hair and some scars, and wear trench coats too big for them. They are from an era decades earlier, and possess magical qualities. Upon their introduction, they are a little scary in a childcatcher type way, but Hannah soon learns they are there to help. They are integral to Hannah’s journey, as they are the ones who bring her to the magician who helps her see colour for the first time.
Character 5
Fifi
Age
mid 20s
Gender
Female
Description
A friend of Hannah’s, who lets her catsit but returns home to a destroyed apartment. Fifi is pragmatic and measured and mature, everything Hannah is not. Though she is a caring person, she realizes that she has got to set boundaries.
Additional Characters

Elle
late 20s to 50s, Female
The owner of the flowershop where Hannah works. Elle has real boss bitch energy and though she has a compassionate side, she's there to run a business and has no room for Hannah’s chaos.

the Magician
late 60s or later, Male
We are open to receiving submissions from other ages/gender presentations. Another otherworldly character, who is friends with Toot and Crash, and performs a magical surgery on Hannah. The magician has the type of energy you’d find in an old Disney film (think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Mary Poppins) but scarier.

Viv
mid 20s, Female
A model client of Hannah’s who schedules a photoshoot with her, and is ultimately unimpressed with Hannah’s attitude. Viv is put together, confident and not afraid to speak her mind.