Posted by RollingShutter on August 11th, 2010
Our new feature, Testament, has now reached the end of its first milestone and the first draft is complete. Now begins the notorious process of paring it back to remove the unnecessary fluff (believe me, there’s plenty).
We’re lucky that the story breaks at the end of Act 1, giving us the perfect opportunity to strip it out and create a self-contained short after a little tweaking. We will be taking this short into production towards the end of this year so we can present a ‘sizzle reel’ to attract potential investment with which to fund the feature.
UPDATE Casting breakdown now live:
The following ad appeared in PCR this week…
RollingShuter Films are casting for an upcoming short film: Testament.
This is an abridged version of a proposed feature film’s first act and is being produced primarily to attract feature funding.
Synopsis: In this satirical romantic comedy, God is frustrated with Mankind’s obsession with the need for proof of His existence. He decides to send another child to earth in order to settle the matter once and for all. Will Mary prove to be the right choice for a surrogate?
Roles being cast:
MARY: Our protagonist is an 18 year old fashion student. She is a tall brunette with an air of innocence about her.
JOSEPH: A 19 year old, ‘unkempt’ looking joiner who is utterly devoted to Mary.
EDITH: Mary’s mother is in her mid/late 30s. She’s rather ‘well-to-do’, with rigid ideas concerning how society expects a young lady to behave.
ROGER: Mary’s dad, also in his mid/late 30s. He lives under the large thumb of Edith.
GOD: Grey/white bearded, absent-minded older man.
GABRIEL: A tall and strikingly handsome angel. He is well spoken and confident, until things go off-plan…
Shooting to take place in London in the Autumn of 2010. Expenses and a copy of the film will be provided and cast members will be considered for paid/deferred roles in the feature should funding applications be successful.
Please send resumes and photographs here.
We’re very excited about this project and its progression so we are launching a new site where we shall be keeping an ongoing production diary:
Visit the dedicated TESTAMENT website here.