Posted April 14, 2017
PLOT SUMMARY: Across is the story of an 11-year-old slave boy in 1863 Missouri. When his father escapes to join the Union Army, he begins to plan how he might help the rest of his family to follow. A cruel overseer, an impending auction, and the mighty Mississippi stand between the brave youth and freedom.
The unique nature of this stand-alone short story is that it is also the first act of a feature film. The feature depicts the true story of a runaway slave who rose to great achievement and prominence against impossible odds in the late 19th century.
TYPE: Independent Film
CATEGORY: Short Film
UNION STATUS: Non-Union
DISTRIBUTION: Film Festivals
COMPANY: Bolder Pictures
DIRECTOR: Christopher Foley
WRITER: Christopher Foley
PRODUCER: Matthew Cameron
PRODUCTION DATE & LOCATION
DATE: July 8-15, 2017
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
RUSS – Bright 11 year old African American slave boy with tons of determination.
CHARLEY – 12-year-old African American slave boy in sickly health.
MARTHA – 34 year old pretty African American mom – sharp but nervous
PETER – 35 year old slave and dad. Tough, bitter, but gentle with his kids
GEORGE – 30, plantation over-seer. Smooth exterior over cruel heart
MR. ELLIOTT – 50, portly – plantation owner – jovial, a little clueless
MRS. ELLIOTT – 40 prim and proper plantation owner
MEN – various smaller roles for men 18-50
OTHER: Film Credit, Copy of Film, Meals, Snacks/Beverages
NOTES: We are doing a special hybrid of low-pay and deferred. The short is tied to a 2018 full-budgeted feature film.
SUBMISSIONS DUE BY: May 3, 2017
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