From: Rio Finnegan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2012 2:58 PM
Subject: CASTING FOR MALE ACTOR FOR SHORT FILM, LATE 20s-EARLY 30s, PAID GIG
CASTING FOR MALE ACTOR FOR SHORT FILM, LATE 20s-EARLY 30s, PAID GIG
ON APRIL 7TH, AT DOWNTOWN MAIN LIBRARY FROM 3-5PM, CATALINA ROOM
PLEASE EMAIL US AT PINATAMOVIE@GMAIL.COM w/ an image of yourself and let us know if you can make it.
For the audition, we will give you sides to read for voiceover scenes and then act out a quick scene.
The Story is a narrative about an outcast, quietly living alone in his empty town by the train tracks. One day he finds a dead woman laying on the tracks. He connects with this body, pities it. So, he decides to carry her into his house. Since he lives entirely alone, he creates an odd relationship with the body, as if she is a guest in his house, he begins to care for the corpse. He decides to investigate the crime on his own without the involvement of the police, hoping to bring the killers to justice. This is not your average whodunit, this is the journey through the shadows within the mind of our hero and the mystery of the body becomes a catalyst for his explosive mental breakdown.
This is an introspective analysis about the corruption of human nature, told through speculative narration by the protagonist. This film's comment on violence presents a disturbing metaphor using a Piñata to emulate the deep seated brutality spawned as a child.
Rio Finnegan - Writer/ Director - Rio is a budding filmmaker, drawing his influences from Kurosawa and Godard to Gondry and Jonze. He is an active member of Voices Inc, a program designed to produce and share the stories of our community. He has directed several documentaries, which have shown at the Arizona International Film Festival. He is presently working with the Arizona Theatre Company creating a film documentary of the ATC Summer OnStage program. He grew up emersed in theatre, and believes the experience of live theatre has influenced his desision to be a a practicing screenwriter and playwrite and plans to enroll in the film school at The California Institute of the Arts. He is also an avid music lover and enjoys writing and performing original music with his eclectic blues band, Quaking River.
Donny Tran - Producer - Donny graduated from the University of Arizona and went on to open his own production company shooting 2 pilot shows in Arizona, Get Ripped (WB) and the novela Modelos Y Cueros (Telemundo). He has also worked on several projects in Hollywood including Letters from Iwo Jima, Pirates of the Carribean 3 and Entourage. He teaches documentary video for Voices Inc.
Protagonist - Male, in his late 20s or early 30’s. He is a quiet, soft spoken, sympathetic character, he is often misunderstood. He lives alone, so the presence of this lifeless body becomes a catalyst towards his explosive mental breakdown.
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