"Rehearsed improv" is like it sounds. First, you get an idea for a scene... like where it starts, what's in the middle and where it goes. The characters practice it together a few times, before the shoot. Then we shoot it, improving if you forget a line.
You can use any of the scenes from these three scripts.... you can semi memorize them, or just study it and then wing it. Or modify them, or create your own scenes.
The scenes in the above scripts can be combined, or modified for a male and female. We may shoot some episodes with 3 or 4 characters. All covid safe.
You can check out three of my recent movies on Amazon Prime. (Watch the trailers.)
If you want to apply, send some pics and a brief bio. A formal resume and head shots are not required.
I hope to get 8 interesting applicants who fit my general concept.
I will call in 4 for an audition, with everyone being here at the same time. Outdoors, covid safe. You will perform a monologue, based on
what you see by studying this page and the linked pages. It will be casual, like being in a small acting class. I will pair you up with someone for some improv. You will all exchange contact information. If you want to pick a scene partner right there, you can, or I will pair you up with someone.
You work with your partner on your own for a few days, and we shoot asap after that. We can do a pre shoot rehearsal if needed.
I will do another audition with 4 others. After this audition, I will have a good idea on who will make the best pairs. If you are really keen, you can contact all 3 others in your group and brainstorm with them, and work with them on your own. The more ambitious you are, the more you'll get out of this.
Initially, we'll have just two characters in each episode. After that we'll have more people in each episode. (An episode should be about 7 minutes long, and an episode may have more than one scene.)
The first group people will likely be paired with people from the second group later. I will figure that out as we go.
I want the compiled movie to be about 70 to 80 minutes long.
The locations will all be in my Kitsilano neighbourhood. Some scenes will be walking scenes, like you will see in one of the Amazon Prime movies. You will be on Amazon Prime too.
No need to feel overwhelmed. Just think of one episode right now, with one other person. You'll feel more relaxed as we move along. You will get coaching and help. It will be like an easy acting class. If you have questions, just ask. You can do just one episode if you want.
This will be fun, and you will learn a lot. I am friendly and fun and
easy to work with. My email is here. No calls please. I don't text.
If you do well you will be considered for paid gigs in the future, but I can't guarantee that at this time. I am seeking funding, but it is not easy to get. I don't know if this movie will make any money. I will be doing a lot of work just to find out. If it starts making money, it will make it easier to find investors for the future, paid gigs.
When? As soon as I get the first 4 actors, we'll do an outdoor audition/meeting/brainstorming session and take it from there.
Why work with me for free?
You can volunteer on short films. Many of them never get finished.
Most take months to finish in post production. Most get seen by the cast, crew and friends, and that's about it. That is reality.
With me, this project will get finished for sure. It will be edited
within a week, and you can then send the link to agents and casting directors.
Lots more people will see you.
You will get an IMDB credit in a feature film.
Most volunteer short film shoots are very slow. You waste time.
I am an award winning filmmaker, and a good director. I will bring out the best in you. You will learn a lot.
My last short film, 23 minutes long, is here. It is an inspring story of a young woman who was raped, and how she healed and learned to feel happy again. It has been submitted to 31 film festivals, with about 7 of them being in the LA area, where the actress will be seen by at least some Hollywood people. She got an IMDB credit, here. She learned my special acting technique.
She has already been seen at a New York film festival. (The rest will be happening over the next 9 months or so.) She has a chance to win A Best Actress Award. (I helped another young actress win a Best Actress Award, here.)
The movie will soon be seen on tubitv. (It is smaller than Netflix, but it has 36 million subscribers.) We shot the movie on October 28, 2020. You can see that in just a few months, it is already "out there", getting seen, and that lots more people will be seeing it soon.
This is why it is worthwhile working with me, for free. Plus I have paid projects planned.