Workflow

IMG_1392Directed, Produced, & Written by Bronwyn Olstein

Logline

While on a business trip for her corporate job, a young woman’s ambition becomes trivial when a cocktail party at her boss’s apartment takes a chilling turn.

Synopsis

A group of Krowolf Inc. employees on a business trip are invited to a cocktail party at their boss’s house. Everyone is excited about the potential of the party to lead to a raise, except a young woman named Andrea, who has a slightly different objective. Having only worked at Krowolf for a few months, this is Andrea’s first time truly interacting with her boss, and she’s scheming to create a rather intimate connection with him. At the party, Andrea and her co-workers turn from eager to anxious when they slowly realize that their boss won’t let them leave. The situation begins to feel dangerous as the boss’s aggression grows. After many attempted tactics, the employee’s finally find a way out.

Characters

Leads:

Andrea (female, 24-27): Overly dramatic and fairly confident. Economically ambitious in all the wrong ways. She would rather pursue a rich guy than have to work another day in her life. She’s pretty self-absorbed, but means well. She’s quick to react irrationally in stressful situations, and those she’s close with find her incredibly annoying, but still have her back.

Tracey (female, 28-32): Direct, honest and very level headed, Tracey knows exactly what she needs to do to get what she wants. Hardworking and self-sufficient, she believes herself to be very deserving of a raise, and if she doesn’t get it after enduring this ridiculous party at her boss’s apartment, she’s going to quit. Although, she can’t help from being excited about the potential possibility. She considers herself to be somewhat of Andrea’s friend, and shows her compassion for her through her blunt critiques about Andrea’s behavior.

Jenson (male, 42-48): As the boss of Krowolf’s sales department, Jenson feels as though his position of power has prevented him from being able to create more friendships in his work life. He’s a little too adamant about trying to create a bond with his employees, becoming power-hungry by utilizing his superior position as a mechanism of control. He comes across as well-mannered, but there’s also a hint of crazy in his guise.

Supporting:

Owen (male, 30-40): A Krowolf employee. He’s eager to receive a raise, and is on his best behavior to leave a good impression with Jenson.

Alex (male, 30-40): A Krowolf employee. Very friendly, fairly chatty. Upbeat, and is excited about the financial opportunity that could come from the party.

Maria (female, 35-40): Jenson’s girlfriend. She’s friendly and rather oblivious to Jenson’s odd behavior. She supports his decisions.

Secretary (female, 30-50): One short line at the end remarking on the boss’s late arrival.

Compensation

Craft services and catering provided. A copy of the film, film acting credits and potential recognition in film festival submissions.

Contact

Bronwyn Olstein

Email: Workflow.shortfilm@gmail.com

Sides are available upon request.

Undecided

3024x4032.jpeg.82347aa265f14ed19f6bc3d38e44e0d1Directed, Produced, & Written by Zack Slaff

Logline

A young man comes into contact with a set of pills that allows him to see both sides of the political spectrum, hoping that it will not only help him vote, but also help him in his personal life.

Synopsis

It’s election season once again in Louisiana, and the seat for governor is a tight race between the current Governor and Democrat Stacey Wiley, and Republican representative Tony Cousins. While neither of the two candidates are particularly popular outside of their core supporters, they also do not fall completely into partisan traps, at least not to a dangerous extent. This is becoming somewhat troublesome for Arthur Blatt, who despite being old enough to vote two years ago, refrained from doing so because the choice was so difficult. That’s just the kind of person Arthur is, and it seems as if he’s having similar feelings this time around. His friends have been trying to convince him who to vote for, but it has been to no avail. He’s so indecisive, that even finding a restaurant to take his girlfriend to is a struggle. So not only is his political life affected, but his personal life as well.

When Arthur goes to his therapist to find advice, he is instead given a set of pills called Hemitosis. While certainly sketchy, Arthur is desperate for answers, so he decides to take them. What results is a sequence of trips that allows Arthur to gain both political perspective of the world. The red world is seen as a parody of 1950’s informational videos and sitcoms, while the blue world is represented by a musical sequence. This experience will aid Arthur as he looks for a political direction in life, and as he tries to fix his relationship.

Characters

Leads:

Arthur Blatt (male, 20): A shy but introspective college junior whose lack of decision making ability is affecting his personal life. Arthur is struggling both to vote in an upcoming election and to find a restaurant for his anniversary. He can be described as manic and self aware, but lacking in motivation to solve his problems.

Ava Greene (female, 20): Ava is Arthur’s girlfriend, and they’ve been dating for almost five months now. She really does love Arthur, but it doesn’t take long for her to get tired of his bullshit. Once she’s hit a wall, she’s not afraid to speak her mind, which is why she’s making Arthur choose a date spot for their five month celebration.

Supporting:

Stacey Wiley (60): Stacey Wiley is the current (fictional) Governor of Louisiana, and she’s running for re-election. She’s a Democrat, and a proponent of most if not all progressive ideologies. She is well liked by most of the community, but her struggles with passing policies makes her seem soft to some people. She gives off the vibe of a nice grandma, but there’s definitely something weird about her.

Tony Cousins (male, 45): Tony Cousins is Wiley’s direct competition for Governor, and was the Repubican mayor of New Orleans for four years. He’s certainly more of a “fiscal Republican” and has been more quiet on his social views, but some people are afraid of what could happen if he’s elected Governor. Nonetheless, he’s actually decently popular, and gives off somewhat “45 year old suit” vibes.

Casey Brown (female, 37): Dr. Brown graduated from University of California Santa Cruz Medical School with a PhD in Psychology. She’s been a Psychiatrist for over ten years now, and has enjoyed every second of it. While many psychiatrists are rigid and out of touch with the medical needs of young people, Dr. Casey wants to be hip and youthful. She has posters in her office portraying thoughts of ‘Zen’, and ‘positive thinking’. Nonetheless, Casey is a good doctor, although some would call her a bit too ‘liberal’ with her prescriptions, for lack of a better word.

Two children (any gender, 10-12): Appear in a short scene running a lemonade stand.

Compensation

On-set catering and craft services, film acting credits, copy of film, potential for recognition via film festival submission, on-set experience

Contact

Zack Slaff

Email: zslaff@tulane.edu

Cell Phone: 201-230-6293

Sides are available upon request.

Observations of Failing Infatuation

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Directed, Produced, & Written by Grace Macauley

Logline

A mysterious, all knowing being who calls himself The Narrator creates a documentary about a couple doomed to breakup; problems arise when the couple discovers his plan and rebel against him.

Synopsis

A narrator with inhuman abilities follows the disintegrating relationship of Natalie and Riley – a couple beginning to ware on each other’s’ nerves – in his exploitative documentary. As he documents their squabbles, the narrator flies too close to the sun and makes the couple aware of his presence and plans. Rejecting him, the couple tries to mend their relationship. This makes the Narrator panic, causing him to sabotage their relationship to get the ending he believes that he deserves.

Characters

Lead:

Narrator (male, 50+): an unempathetic, narcissistic narrator with a taste for theatrics. He is an enigmatic figure that views himself as the storyteller guiding you through Natalie and Riley’s tumultuous relationship.

Riley (male, mid 20s to early 30s): a young professional in a turbulent relationship with Natalie. He is painfully average, and he knows it. He is a bit insecure, disconnected, but well intentioned. He is never quite sure of the right thing to say, but tends to say it anyways.

Natalie (female, mid 20s to early 30s): a young professional in a turbulent relationship with Riley. She is well educated, self-motivated, but also a bit insecure – more insecure than her partner. She knows what she wants, but struggles to communicate that with others.

Supporting:

Ariel (female, mid 20 to early 30s): in a relationship with Gina

Gina (female, mid 20 to early 30s): in a relationship with Ariel

Compensation

Credit in film screenings and film festival submissions, a digital copy of your performance, on set catering and craft services, and clips for a reel.

Contact

Grace Macauley

Email: gracemacauleycine@gmail.com

Sides are available upon request.

If Lost, Return To…

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Directed, Produced, & Written by Tori Novie

Logline

Tired of her label as a 21-year-old virgin, Bri enlists her friends to help her find the right guy to finally lose her v-card.

Synopsis

This comedy follows Bri, a 21-year-old virgin, who is tired of the sexual stigma related to being a virgin. Constantly hearing the details of her friends’ exciting sex lives, Bri decides to finally lose her virginity. She enlists the help of Charlie and Len to navigate her dating life all while Charlie and Len try to rid themselves of their own sexual stereotypes as well.

Characters

Leads:

Bri (female, 20-30, any ethnicity): A 21-year-old virgin determine to lose her virginity. Bri has chosen to stay a virgin her entire life for reasons she cannot really explain. She never wanted to be known as a slut, but she also is tired of not having interesting sex lives like her friends. She’s witty and outspoken and is determined to find the right guy and lose her virginity.

Charlie (female, 20-30, any ethnicity): Charlie has always been stereotyped as “the slut.” Charlie has a new guy every night, and she’s perfectly fine with that. She blunt and sarcastic and does not always think before she speaks. Charlie is a loyal friend who is determined to get herself and her best friend laid.

Len (female, 20-30, any ethnicity): Len is “classy in the streets, but a freak in the sheets.” Len’s a stereotypical “good girl” who does not want to be known as Miss Goodie Two Shoes anymore. Len wants to spice up her sex life with her boyfriend despite her friends’ opinions. She’s a super loyal friend and will do anything for Charlie and Bri.

Supporting:

Jack (male, 20-30, any ethnicity): Jack can charm his way into any girl’s life. He’s handsome, but he also has charisma that attracts any girl. Jack is Bri’s main love interest.

Henry (male, 20-30, any ethnicity): Henry is a creep who tries to hit on Bri at a bar. He’s a typical jerk and is only there to get laid.

Mom (female, late 30s-50, any ethnicity): Mom is super blunt and has a super awkward talk with a young Bri.

Young Bri (female, 9-14, any ethnicity): The younger version of Bri who has her mom explain the sex to her in a confusing and blunt manner. Must be okay with more adult content (having sex explained to them).

Grant (male, teens, any ethnicity): Grant is one of Bri’s friends from high school that guilts her for wanting to be promiscuous.

Brock (male, 20-30s, any ethnicity): A preppy boy who Bri awkwardly tries to flirt with.

Henry’s Friend (male, 20-30s, any ethnicity): Henry’s jerk friend who degrades Charlie.

Woman (female, 20 or older, any ethnicity, V.O.): Woman on the phone with Bri. THIS IS VOICEOVER ONLY. YOUR FACE WILL NOT BE FEATURED.

Compensation

On-set catering and craft services, film acting credits, film poster, copy of film on DVD, potential for recognition via film festival submission, on-set experience

Contact

Tori Novie

Email: iflostreturnto@gmail.com

Sides are available upon request.