Crew Call Seeking Director of Photography for Web Series “Façades” [New York, NY] #filmcrew #casting

Posted August 26, 2015

PLOT SUMMARY: Façades is a seven episode, relationship-based web series that tells the story of several characters of varying genders as they struggle to figure out who they are and how they for relationships.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: New, Queer-Themed Web Series “Façades” (Pilot)
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Web Series
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Internet

KEY POSITIONS
WRITER: Dan Mahler

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: Fall and 2016
LOCATION: New York, NY

SEEKING CREW
Seeking talented, early-career filmmaker or film student for a Director of Photography for a new queer-themed web series to begin shooting this fall!!

People of color encouraged to apply!
LGB, Trans*, Gender Queer, and Gender Nonconforming people encouraged to apply!

Responsibilities:

Attend and film auditions and callbacks, to be held in mid-September (exact dates to be determined based on availability)

Work with the director to create a shot list for the pilot episode of Façades.

Film the pilot episode! Shooting is tentatively scheduled to take place from late-September through October, 2015

Film the crowdfunding campaign video

Assist the director with editing the pilot episode and crowdfunding campaign video.

Knowledge about and/or experience working within LGBT and Gender Nonconforming communities, a plus!

Experience with lighting design and/or sound design, a plus!

Candidates who own or have access to equipment, a plus!

***Please Note:

This DP posting is for the pilot episode and crowdfunding campaign video only. At this time, I am only asking you for that level of commitment. There will definitely be opportunities to continue with the series as well, if desired. Upon completion of these tasks, I would be happy to discuss continued work on the web series if we both feel it’s a good fit!!

COMPENSATION
PAY: Deferred
OTHER: Film Credit, Meals
SPECIAL NOTES: IMBD credit, and the ability to use footage from the web series in reels. Meals will be provided for auditions, callbacks, and all shooting days. Depending on qualifications, a stipend may be discussed.

***A note about compensation:

Alongside the release of the pilot episode, I will also be releasing a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the rest of the season. Depending on the success of this campaign, further compensation may be discussed. Additionally, if you do end up continuing to work on the series, the stipend will be increased for the remainder of the series!

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: September 12, 2015
SEND EMAIL TO: facades.webseries@gmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume
TO APPLY: Send an introductory e-mail to director Dan Mahler at facades.webseries@gmail.com. Please include your resume, and any additional information you wish to include, such as examples of previous work, why you are interested in this project, etc etc 🙂
NOTES: People of color encouraged to apply! LGB, Trans*, Gender Queer, and Gender Nonconforming people encouraged to apply!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
About the Web Series:

Façades is a seven episode, relationship-based web series that tells the story of several characters of varying genders as they struggle to figure out who they are and how they for relationships.

Rhys is a male-assigned-at-birth, gender nonconforming individual who has just moved to the city, and is trying to find their way. Phinn (AKA Fantasia Fabulous) is a local drag queen living in NYC who is struggling with his own gender identity as it is supported by and deviates from his drag persona. Rhys and Phinn meet under unusual circumstances, and amidst a blossoming romance, discover new ways of expressing their queernesses.

This plot-line is woven together with the story of a reality competition show, “Contentental’s Newest High Fashion Model,” an unapologetic spoof of “America’s Next Top Model.” The various contestants are also exploring what their own genders mean to them as they are put through various tests as part of the competition.

Timeline:

Mid-Late September
Auditions and Callbacks

Late September – Mid October
Shoot Pilot Episode
Shoot Crowdfunding Campaign Video

Late October
Editing

November
Release Episode One and Crowdfunding Campaign

Winter and Spring, 2016
Shoot and Release Season 1

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