Reverie

Production Company
Morpheus Construction CO
Producer(s)
Ryan Cheng, Peter Bundic, Kyle Guerrero
Director(s)
Louis Wei
Casting Director(s): 
Peter Bundic, Kyle Guerrero
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Film
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

This will be an unpaid project for our cast. Cast will be compensated with great footage, meals on set, an IMDB credit. If any revenue comes from the film actors will be paid accordingly.

Audition Location
Self Tape
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
March 1st-5th (Tentative)
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Vancouver
Submission Deadline
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Submission Instructions

Please email Reverieproduction2022@gmail.com with a headshot, resume & any demo footage.

Project Synopsis
This short takes place in a world where genetic engineering has made it possible to select for specific characteristics. One day after school a son decides to confront his parents about a secret that has been hidden about his identity: his parents have genetically engineered their son to be gay in order to ‘relate’ to him better. What unfolds is the conflict between son and fathers about the nature of their love and their controlling behaviours over their son in order to ‘perfect their lives’. This is a domestic family drama that deals with LGBTQIA+ issues as well as interpersonal family dynamics.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

Following professional set covid regulations. There will be a covid officer on set at all times.

This project will be submitted to numerous film festivals.

Character 1
DOM
Age
40s-50s
Gender
Male
Description
Any ethnicity. Seb’s husband and Oliver’s father. He is the head of the genetic engineering firm who finalised and began practicing genetic engineering for specific qualities. He made the decision with his husband Sebastian to genetically engineer their son to be gay. This is a secret he has kept from his son his whole life. The character is very intelligent and often slightly removed. He can come across as emotionally uninvolved. A more stoic and patient figure who often mediates the arguments between his son and his husband. The submission of LGBTQ performers is encouraged.
Character 2
Oliver
Age
Older than 18 to play 16
Gender
Male
Description
Any ethnicity. Oliver is the teenage son of Sebastian and Dom. He has grown up in an affluent family and is given a large amount of freedom. He rebels against his fathers’ successes and often feels pressured and trapped by it. He has begun dating an ex of his father’s who is a known drug user. Over the course of the film he discovers that he was genetically engineered by his fathers to be gay. This begins to unravel his understanding of himself and well as his relationship with his parents. The submission of LGBTQ performs is encouraged. Partial nudity required.
Character 3
Beth
Age
Late 20s
Gender
Female
Description
Any ethnicity. Beth is the mother figure for Oliver. She is a senior engineer at the genetic engineering company Dom founded. Driven, smart, emotionally available. Beth is someone who is wise beyond her years and passionate about her work.