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1918, two months before the Armistice that would end World War II. At home citizens have been brought to a panicked frenzy by the Spanish Flu, which will kill more people than the Black Plague. In Colorado, the mining town of Lafayette has been placed under quarantine, and mass graves are being prepared for the miners.
A young woman named Andrea observes this, preparing a book on the plight of the miners while fearing what has become of her fiance, fighting in the trenches of France. Meanwhile, a coal miner named Fodor Glava has arrived in Lafayette to escape the horrors of Europe, setting everyone around him on edge. Is he really just a refugee, or is there more to his past than just that?
This story, based on actual accounts from Colorado history, is the backbone of my upcoming period horror piece, Glava: Introspection. I am currently doing casting for it, and it requires a fairly broad cast, from people in their mid-20s to late 60s. The script is 25 pages long, so the movie will be approximately 30 minutes.
It will be shot on location in Boulder county, with shooting taking place this Fall. A majority of the film takes place indoors, with only a quarter to a third outside.. It will require a fair deal of rehearsal later this Spring, but there are no obligations for Summer.
The film comes after one I released in Spring last year, titled Glava, with a similar subject but taking place in the present. It was a silent movie, presented in black-and-white, and got very positive notice. It was followed in the Fall with another short, titled Beyond the Spotlight, a mockumentary about a punk band in Boulder. I have strong experience behind me with directing, and I've completed all my projects on time and on-budget.
Principal photography will take place over five days during Thanksgiving Break, (not on Thanksgiving, of course), but for the lead actors there will need to be three days of shooting in the weeks before, possibly during September. That will include most of the exterior scenes, while it's still relatively warm outside.
This movie is for a final project at CU Film Studies, it will be released in Spring, 2012. I won't immediately be able to compensate anyone for their time, but I can promise you the following:
- Everyone will be well-fed, more than just pizza.
- The shooting schedule is the general eight or nine hours, usually 8 to 5, unless a scene needs to take place especially early or late, and then the schedule would be moved accordingly.
- Transportation will be taken care of, but if feel like driving, I can compensate you for gas money.
- Above all, I can promise a quality film that will be an asset to any actor's resume.
The project is being shot on Black-and-White 16mm, so if there is anyone who'd like to help on the crew side, feel free to respond as well. I'm specifically looking for sound design, assistant camera, camera operator, and a negative cutter.
Lastly, here's my own website, where you can find a little bit about me and my work.
And here's the page with my resume...
On the page, click on "For NDH FIlms" in orange for a list of personal works, and "Outside Work" to drop down a list of work I've done for other people.
I'm very interested in your project. Please advise where to send hs and rez. Thanks!
I emailed head shot & resume to you, did you receive it?! Looking forward to more info, looks like fun! :)
Looks like an interesting project, Nick. It's interesting to know what you are working on.
Best of luck with the casting and on the shoot in the fall. Feel free to call me if you need any special equipment.
To anyone contemplating joining the project's cast, I can personally vouch for Nicholas' integrity and commitment
as a young producer. Best of luck on an ambitious sounding project!
This sounds great!! Where should we send headshots/ resumes?
Side Note: I have very little acting experience (but have always loved acting especially for the screen) but I am also interested in receiving info on crew, just incase a role doesn't work out. How would I go about getting that info as well?