Minutes of Life
F.R Productions & Ten Thirty-Two Productions
David Gaty, Taylor Colberg
September 9th, 2017
151 West Cordova Street
September 16th-19th, 2017
Multiple Locations, Downtown Vancouver/Kitsilano
Friday, September 8, 2017
Please direct your headshots & resumes to email@example.com
“Minutes of Life” is a non-linear narrative short about the intricacies of human interactions amongst 15 seemingly ordinary people.
All characters are NOT gender NOR ethnic specific. You’ll be provided with a list of questions/scenarios in which you are expected to play with a character(s) of your choice. (max. 3) NON-UNION, UNPAID.
The director is craving for unique and creative interpretations. There’s little preconceived characterizations, so make sure to take full liberty in creating your own characters and stories.
LIST OF SCENARIOS
1. With both hands holding plastic bags full of stuff, you are falling asleep on a side of the street.
2. You’re struggling in life. Today, you’ve saved up around two thousand pennies to finally shop at the grocery store. You are at the counter, counting coins to pay – it’s taking forever, and the people behind you are getting impatient.
3. Heavy make-up, fancy dresses, and lavish hairstyle – two hours you’ve spent preparing for something big. Then you sit in your bedroom and start taking selfies. Many, many selfies. You’ve been preparing for taking selfies.
4. Sitting and begging small change in front of an electric pole, you’ve never seen a better day. Today, people are weirdly much more generous to you. You think it might have something to do with the dog tied on the pole just beside you. You’re happy that she’s here – a little bit of company. Then the owner comes and takes it away, what do you do?
5. You are late for work, because you had to get coffee for your boss, and that line at Starbucks was way longer than you expected. At the parking meter, you realized you used your last coin at the Starbucks and you can’t find your phone. You can’t pay, and you are late for work. It’s burning you inside, and you want to take it all out – at the parking meter perhaps.
6. With your left hand holding four red balloons, you are walking down a neighborhood looking for your daughter’s doll. You see it in a back of a SUV. The car isn’t yours. You need the doll. What do you do?
DAVE (30s – 40s), lonely, isolated.
SAM (30s – 40s), neurotic, paranoid.
ANDY (30s), indifferent, mechanical.
SHERRY (20s), uncaring, youthful.
JOHN (30s), nervous, awkward.
CASHIER (20s), jaded, apathetic.
FRANK (40s), confused, sleep-deprived.
MATT (20s), skittish, restless.
DAN (20s), vexed, angry.
RICK (30s), reckless, impulsive.
***CHILD ACTOR WANTED***
ELLIE (13), innocent, ingenuous.