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Production: International Affairs (TBC)  (Short Film) Location: Coventry [view map]
Employer: Pantherology Productions Duration: 3 Minutes, starts Late February/early March
(Non-Equity artist contracts)

Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.Director: Sam Davies. ‘Simon’ is a socially awkward ‘go nowhere’ young british adult (19-24) with little going on with his life beyond his job at his local shop, until one day he meets ‘Emila’ who starts to come into the shop regularly, often with her controlling boyfriend. Simon gains the courage to try and impress emila, but is it all in vain? What control does Emila’s boyfriend have over her? We follow Simon on his desperate journey to impress his love, but in the end we see how his world falls apart.

We will be submitting this film to local and international festivals. Those taking part will receive a copy of the final piece and of course be credited.

Apply to: James Dann

3 breakdowns:

1. Male / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
MAREK Ideally well built/strong man that can speak a small amount of Eastern European (Does not need to be fluent) but not essential. Marek is the dominant figure in him and Elinas relationship, He is vile and generally controlling of her, as if she was his possession. He is often drunk, and is very obnoxious and patronising to others. He is an intimidating character, who people try and avoid.
2. Female / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
ELINA Preferably can speak and looks Eastern European (Does not need to be fluent). But not essential. Elina is the light of Simon’s life. She is mentally and often physically abused by her controlling boyfriend, Marek. Elina only visits the store to buy him more alcohol. She likes that Simon is kind to her, and is interested in him, but not as strongly as he is for her. As she does not speak English, she communicates affection by the way she accepts his gifts, and by smiling and speaking softly in her native tongue. She feels happiest when around Simon, and it’s clear that in an ideal world they would be together.
3. Male / 18-24 yrs. / Any Ethnicity. [Others like this]
SIMON Simon is an awkward feet-shuffling, bumbling character, who only expresses real emotions to his non-English speaking love, Elina. He works in a convenience store, and shyly flirts with her when she comes in, e.g. by putting a love heart sweet in with receipts. He has rare bouts of confidence, and when so he acts spontaneously. This ends up both enriching and destroying him. Due to the language barrier he communicates his affection visually with small gestures of love and appreciation. He comes out of his shell when she enters the store, He is very reserved and hostile towards the rest of the general public.

About Shaun Jacques

Coventry Media Production Graduate
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