Casting, Crew and Location Call for Feature Film “Taming Time” [New York, NY] #casting #filmcrew #filmlocation

Posted June 3, 2016

PLOT SUMMARY: In the urban metropolis of New York City, seven friends embark on a hallucinogenic experiment, discovering the complexities in which their lives reflect onto one another, as they transcend into established adulthood.

PRODUCTION
TITLE: Taming Time
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Feature Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
FORMAT: HD
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals

PRODUCTION COMPANY
COMPANY: Freelance

KEY POSITIONS
DIRECTOR: Adam Hans
WRITERS: Adam Hans, Harry Lopez, & Rumeal Richards
PRODUCERS: Adam Hans, Rumeal Richards, Harry Lopez

PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATES: Summer – Fall 2016
LOCATION: New York City, NY

REHEARSAL DATE & LOCATION
DATE: Summer 2016
LOCATION: Queens, NY

SEEKING TALENT
LEAD CHARACTERS

ATHAN
Athan is a reserved and introverted young man, his small conversations and subliminal understandings of the rest become slowly apparent through his reactions, all adding to this overall suspense and mystery that surrounds his circumstances. Athan is a freelance novelist, poet, schizophrenic, and high school drop-out, with a passion for existential understanding. He is extremely stubborn and driven by a self formed philosophy that changes dramatically during the progression of his experiences.

JASPER
Jasper is a mellow individual, and well admired friend of everyone. He carries himself nonchalantly, and generally passive or soft spoken. His parents are extremely strict, even after he became 18, they continued to treat him childishly, in which rose feelings of imprisonment and absolute rebellion. Jasper is incredibly kind, artsy, and loves vintage clothes and music, and was once a skater with Athan. He’s usually indifferent and disinterested when it comes to general circumstances, however during his newfound connection with Elli, he finds himself falling in love.

CHARLIE
Charlie is a self explorer, and musician, devoted to expression and the subtle beauties of life. His father died three years ago, his mother moved to Japan with her company, leaving the home to him, and ever since, he began speaking less and dissociating from “reality”, whilst maintaining strong bonds with everyone. Alone, he spends his time writing songs and searching for love in whatever is left of the natural environment around him.

ELLI
Elli is a bubbly romanist, an animals rights activist, and a contemporary artist. She is direct, confrontational, and openly expressive with her emotions. Elli is incredibly compulsive and suffers with severe self esteem issues in wake of a deep traumatic past. She has recurring and vicious conflicts with Jesse, her sister. She is outgoing and extremely conversational, as-well always nurturing, grooming and caring for everyone personally, so much so, she was nicknamed, “Squad Mom.”

JESSE
Jesse is a surrealist painter, mellow and generally easy going, she keeps a strong masculine undertone to her sensitive feminine, yet represses and denies almost all of her true emotions. Her father married Elli’s mother when they were 13, and ever since she internalized and suppressed a rage which echoes at times, exploding and attacking, Elli. Jesse feels guilty about her sexuality and tries desperately to conceal it, as she falls into a passionate affair with Mia.

LUCY
Lucy is in a “Bonnie & Clyde” relationship with Luka, enabling his illegal activities, yet constantly haunted by his previous infidelity. Her attachment to Luka makes her deny his blatant disloyalty, and delude herself with conservative religious teachings to weave a comforting fantasy, in fear of reality. She’s eccentric, desperately using her false smiles as a sword and shield against the internal and external chaos. Lucy finds herself lost in a constant cycle of beginning to benefit herself, amidst monotonous self destruction.

LUKA
Luka is a rebel, he abides only with his own definition of ideals or morals, and although unfavorable in his decisions, he believes deeply in a causation to his very chaotic existence. Therefore he acts as if fate has enslaved him as a baneful individual, taking what he wants, and doing what he wants, with an arguable perception that all things happen for a reason, even to the people has hurt, stolen from, or terrorized. Luka was in multiple gangs throughout his entire life, falling into a self –destructive cycle after his father murdered his mother in front of him at 13. Now all he has is his best-friend, Kaiden, whom he’s known all his life.

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

NATALIE
Natalie is a carefree leader, with a huge heart, expressing immense unconditional love to the people around her. Struggling with her own mental illness, three years ago she opened her mother’s old home into an oasis for abused, homeless, or sick women. Alongside, Kaiden, she reigns in this palace, filled with female misfits. Natalie condones Kaiden’s illegal activities, however pushes for him move forward, and leave Luka behind.

MIA
Mia’s a young and desperate mother, sheltered by Natalie’s kingdom, after being kicked out by the baby’s father, she is lost in the responsibilities of survival and nurturing her newborn son. Mia is free spirited, and free flowing; neutrally accepting things as they are, and appear to be. She becomes infatuated with, Jesse, upon meeting her, and realizes Jesse’s concealment about their encounters, which incites issues from the very start of their affair.

DAHLIA
Dahlia is a strong independent female, her vulgar and brutally honest personality guards a delicate, feminine interior, which is deeply displaced, lost and scared. Her mother passed away at birth, her father was laid off and became homeless. Now she wanders in and out of Natalie’s palace of female misfits, yet always well dressed, and groomed. She smokes, and always wears her lucky black choker with a bird pendant hanging from her neck. Dhalia is also a the closest friend of Natalie

IVY
Ivy’s body language is explosive and she loves to dance, her voice is powerful and loud with a mellifluous Jamaican accent. She’s the newest to Natalie’s home, leaving her boyfriend who battered her every night in a drunken rage.

KAIDEN
Kaiden grew up alongside Luka since they were seven years old. . His devotion to Natalie is unparalleled, living in this kingdom filled with women, yet never does he violate that loyalty. Kaiden’s morals feed his ambitions to change his life.

KIONI
Kioni is an old friend of Athan and Kai. A very spiritual girl, she’s keen with her crystals and meditations, always inquiring about visions and hallucinations during meditation and psychedelic trips. She and her friends survive off of stolen funds from private corporations, and selling psychedelics and hallucinogens.

SEEKING CREW
In need of multiple Production Assistants, a Key Grip, Camera Operator and Sound Operator. (All crew must come with their own equipment)

SEEKING LOCATION
New York City (any borough)

– Studio/one bedroom apartment, preferably building.

– Private home, large kitchen & living room, multiple bathrooms, multiple bedrooms.

– Private home, unspecified space, only need the living room.

COMPENSATION
PAY: Non-paid
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Snacks/Beverages

TALENT SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: June 21, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: dir.adam.hans@hotmail.com
INCLUDE: Headshot, Resume

CREW SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: June 21, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: dir.adam.hans@hotmail.com
INCLUDE: Resume

LOCATION SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: June 21, 2016
SEND EMAIL TO: dir.adam.hans@hotmail.com
INCLUDE: Photos

CONTACT
Adam Hans
dir.adam.hans@hotmail.com
1(347)639-9933

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