Posting ID : A1068477253
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Crew Gigs
I am seeking a DP with access to and experience using a Red Dragon or Alexa (or something very comparable) for a short narrative film called, "Old Friend." This will be a two day shoot in Manhattan between Aug. 24th-29th. We are aiming our best to complete it in time for the Sundance Film Festival Short Competition deadline on Sept. 15th.
We are looking to make a low-cost, high quality film in a community style with filmmakers who are passionate about creating films for the sake of just making art, developing their craft, experimenting, and building community, and hopefully developing a career in the film industry as a a bonus.
I spent some of my childhood in Europe so I have mixed influences from the US and Europe, and have traveled to other continents. I'd love to find someone who is similar or who can at least appreciate those cultural influences and the aesthetic or principles that foreign cultures have to offer.
The story is a dark comedy about a young filmmaker who is on the verge of selling his first feature film to a group of top distributors at a private screening, when an old friend shows up drunk and sabotages the screening just before he hits play. The filmmaker must then decide where to draw the line with his old friend who is a toxic influence, yet someone who also connects him to his childhood.
My vision is to shoot almost entirely handheld, using available practical lights in a documentary style with an easy rig, as much of the performances will be improvised. My influences are John Cassavetes, Mike Leigh, Jim Jarmusch, Lars Von Trier, the Maysles Brothers, and Rainer Fassbinder.
Please contact me asap with your rate, if this project interests you.