Film: Short Films


Casting notice expires: April 10, 2014

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Jason Younkman (prod./writer/dir.)

Production Description

Casting "Aloners," a minimalist, absurdist short film reinterpreted from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novella, "Notes From the Underground." The narrative centers on an alienated college student and his ineffectual search for human interaction.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses late April; shoots May 3-4 & May 9-10 in Columbus, OH.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Meals and travel expenses provided.


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Ignored by his peers and isolated in his bedroom, the student lives day to day without purpose or genuine social contact. During the course of his daily walks to and from class, he repeatedly encounters a passerby who obliviously walks straight ahead of him, forcing the student to move aside at the last minute. Little by little, the student grows contemptuous and devises a scheme that will force the passerby to acknowledge his presence. Eventually he carries out his plan but the results are not what he anticipates.