PRODUCTION DESIGNER NEEDED for 3 min SHORT FILM of 1875 OPERETTA (Burbank)
compensation: Expenses Only
employment type: Contract
'TRIAL BY JURY - 1875': CREW NEEDED for 3 min SHORT FILM of period MUSICAL/OPERETTA by GILBERT & SULLIVAN
1 to 2 days filming with time for location visit and pre-light November/Dec 2020 (Final Development & Pre-Production underway now)
Shooting on Blackmagic & Sigma Art or Sirui (may be subject to change)
Green screen and split screen techniques will be used to minimize the number of cast on set (Actors will not sing but rather mime to a pre recorded track).
Despite the limitations, the filming will aim to make the use of these techniques as invisible as possible
Please note this is an Expenses Only
One key role we still need is that of Production Designer. We have a great location (circa 1912) that we need to make into a London Courthouse, one or 2 generations older. Seeking a dedicated, hard working, deliver-on-time, creative 'all hands on deck' production designer to compliment our team. Not much to ask eh?! It's ok, you'll have plenty of help!
The piece is set in a courtroom in London, England, 1875. A man is being tried for breach of promise. However, the Judge runs off with his fiance! Mood is an early morning, naturally lit (warmer light could be present inside), English courtroom, with an interesting color palette of room and costumes. A dramatic visual style, comedic script and great music. Probably a little darker tones that a typical musical. The piece will be a stand alone short film (the author's original concept was in fact v. short) but will also be shown to investors for consideration to produce a full 40 minute version. It will be filmed like a regular period drama or comedy. It just happens to have music. Full details and background to the production are available upon request.
Important Note: Experience is welcome, however I am aware we can only cover expenses. What is more important are good examples of your work, an overriding passion for your area of expertise and a collaborative approach to working with others. Talented and, or, excellent students, recent graduates, or seasoned professionals who are tired of being in lockdown are encouraged to apply! This project 'may' suit people with more than one skill, as we cannot have many people on set at the same time. Your experience doesn't have to be in Musicals AT ALL, in fact ..apart from the sound department, it really doesn't need to be. Better to have general film experience.
Please apply with a bit about yourself, why you may be interested in this project, a resume and, or, any examples of your work.
This production has many challenges because of the time in which we live. The input of the whole team will be critical to the success of the project. I hope it will lead to the forming of a great team that together can produce something of the highest quality while enjoying the process.