PROJECT TITLE: The Moon
CATEGORY: Short Film
FORMAT: HD 16:9
DISTRIBUTION: Festival circuit, Online
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Piano Man Pictures/Chapman University
SHOOTING SCHEDULE: March 29
SHOOTING LOCATION: Orange County, CA
A breezy lifeless street corner at night. A whorehouse lit in neon. This is the moon. 100 years from now it has been designated as the international territory for illicit activity. Casinos, prostitution, drugs. This is where the world comes to “have fun.” BRIGHTON, an ex-astronaut, is stepping into oncoming traffic when he is interrupted by PHILIP. Philip, a former space camp student of Brighton’s, has now become a prostitute, getting his kicks seducing old men. Brighton, drunk, can’t bear to see everything he’s worked for thrown away: opportunity and progress. But, what would people rather have? Brighton, the moon, and the human race are all in jeopardy for the sake of “a good time.”
BRIGHTON – Male. 50s. Caucasion. An ex-astronaut wandering around drunk on the moon. The moon has now been turned into the international area for illicit activity. A vegas in the sky. When you see Brighton, you see the invisible weights dragging him around. A body once in shape now fallen apart. Everything he discovered has been cheapened. After a week of passing out drunk, sleeping in his own filth, and missing his flight back to earth, he runs into Philip, a former space camp student, now turned prostitute.
PHILIP – Male. 20s. Caucasion. He was once a student under Brighton at space camp. Now he’s a boyish prostitute who seeks out older men on the moon. The moon has now become a Vegas in the sky. Boyish, sleazy, and charming all at once. A boy who left all promise for eternal ecstasy. Like a porn star with a heart… On the moon.
OTHER COMPENSATION: Food, gas
EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE: Resume, Headshot (if available)
AUDITION DATE: 3/4 – 3/20, Location on an individual basis