The Waiter

Directed, Produced, & Written by Sam Vallone

Sam V

Logline

A man comes home to find an other-worldly waiter in his house and soon finds himself fighting for his life.

Synopsis

Marc is a down-on-his-luck man in his 20s who is hopelessly in love with his next-door neighbor Jennifer. Marc returns home from work one day to find a supernatural waiter in his home. After struggling with this new figure, Marc eventually learns to take agency in his life and live the way he truly wants.

Characters

Leads:

Marc

20s, male. From New Orleans who works in a dead-end office job. He grew up with loving but overbearing parents who he rarely speaks to and a now-estranged brother named James. Marc finished college and had grand dreams for his life which have not panned out. He is mild-mannered but kind and wishes he’d done more with his life. He is single and spends most of his time alone or with a few friends, he feels trapped in his life. When he is alone, he feels very sad and disappointed. Currently he is concerned with the supernatural waiter in his home and is trying to survive the encounter. His wants to live a fuller life and the situation he is in helps him to rethink the path he has been on.

 

Waiter

Male, any age. Antagonist of the film.  The Waiter is a supernatural being who is forced to serve others until he is able to convince someone to trade places with him. In the film, he has chosen Marc for this purpose. The Waiter is very intelligent and attempts to manipulate Marc throughout. He has a cool and calm demeanor and appears outwardly charming, but hints at his devious intentions throughout. He is determined to coerce Marc into trading places with him so that he can return to the world and live a normal life once again

 

Policeman

Age 22-40 , Featured Extra. A police officer who answers a 911 call at Marc’s house. He is transfixed by the Waiter and led to believe that nothing is wrong. He gives off an air of being somewhat hypnotized while also being authoritative with Marc, who he believes is making the whole thing up.

Contact

Sam Vallone

Email: svallone@tulane.edu

Sides are available upon request.

 

 

To Be Discovered

Directed, Produced, & Written by Sam Reiner

Sam R

Logline

When a famed explorer learns about a possible lead, he goes to make a business deal that goes horribly wrong.

Synopsis

It starts with Lincoln and Sam Churchill being dropped off at a building by Reilly Fawcett. They take a briefcase and head inside to meet up with a man who may have a lead on their next big find. After some conversation the deal is made, what’s in the case for 500,000,000 dollars. As Lincoln and Sam are leaving, the man finds out that the money they gave him was fake. A fight breaks out and Lincoln and Sam manage to escape with Reilly and the case. They go far enough away and look inside the case to find documents that may lead them to the Lost City of Z and a clue on where to go next.

Characters

Leads:

Lincoln

21 to 25 years old, all ethnicities male, 5’8″ to 6’0″ tall, average build. He can be very cocky but he usually only is when he has to put on a brave face. A lot like Spider-Man, he is very quick to make a joke in a tense situation and always gives off the appearance that he isn’t taking anything seriously. The main problem that Link wants to solve is how to get the documents inside the briefcase from the people Reilly told him about and he will do anything to accomplish this.

 

Supporting:

Sam

21 to 27 years old, all ethnicities male. Sam can best be described as a doer rather than a dreamer. He is best when he is given a clear objective to complete and isn’t the brightest person in a room. However, he is definitely always one of the biggest as he is known for his size and imposing figure. He loves his brother but has little to no trust in Reilly and thinks that she is going to betray them.

Reilly

21 to 28 years old, Caucasian, East Asian, Eastern European female. Reilly Fawcett is the odd one out in the group as she isn’t related to Link or Sam. She is extremely single minded and stubborn to the point where she never stops doing something once she decides to do it. The main problem she needs to solve is to figure out how to get Link and Sam to trust her as she doesn’t know them that well yet. In the end she proves her trustworthiness.

Z

25 to 35 years old, Hispanic, Mixed Ethnicity male. A complete mystery and the one that Link and Sam are making the deal with. His mannerisms and whole vibe are odd, as if he hasn’t talked to another person in a long time.

 

Contact

Sam Reiner

Email: sreiner@tulane.edu

Sides are available upon request.

 

 

Sunday Pancakes

Directed, Produced, & Written by Jensen Foerster

Logline

A family drama depicting the nostalgic morning pastime of Sunday breakfast, filled with pancakes, syrup, and tears. The separation of two siblings’ parents forever changes their home dynamic.

Synopsis

For a young brother and older sister, Sunday mornings calls for two things. Dancing and pancakes. Filled with smiles, white flour, music on vinyl, and maple syrup, family weekend breakfast was a weekly tradition for them. As a young brother and sister begin to make banana pancakes one Sunday morning, the kitchen countertop bathed in white bleached flour and baking soda while their parents sat in awkward silence. Soon, as their parents separation is revealed, the two navigate familial hardships in this coming-of-age short. In the end, the young boy learns to bake perfect pancakes independently.

Characters

Lead:

[ JJ ] 5 to 14 years old, Caucasian male. Sweet, fearful, innocent. JJ learns to become the man of the house as his father leaves him behind to live with his sister, Cleo, and mother. He admires his older sister tremendously and absolutely loves sweet flavored pancakes. JJ successfully seems to see past the family tradition of Sunday pancakes to be broken, while proving to Cleo at the end of the short that he can make perfect pancakes independently.

[CLEO] 10 to 21 years old, Caucasian female. Classic, cool, and nostalgic. Cleo is very independent, ultimately the film’s voice of reason. Her narration and aesthetic reverberates authenticity. Cleo takes JJ under her wing, teaching him to be a little rockstar child while surviving their parents’ separation.

 

Supporting:

[MA] 21 to 50 years old, Caucasian female. Scared, fearful, and stylish. Ma fills the house with her positivity and beauty. She loves flowers, music, and sleeping. Her relationship with her husband begins to fall out, although they are said to have met by “love at first fight.”

[PA] 21 to 45 years old, Caucasian male. Struggling (once very successful) man, losing touch and passion in his marriage. He recently lost his job, and finds himself turning to drinking and becoming absent from the family. One night, with his suitcase in hand, Pa leaves the family behind.

 

Contact

Jensen Foerster

Email: jfoerste@tulane.edu

Sides are available upon request.