Film: Short Films

'Are You In?'

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Company

Parapraxis Ltd
Shahir Daud, prod.-dir.

Production Description

Casting "Are You In?" a short film based in New York. Synopsis: "Eston, a waiter at an upmarket Brooklyn restaurant comes across a particularly difficult customer, Anthony. Writer-dir. has several credits to his name and has had previous films screened worldwide at several festivals including; Clermont-Ferrand, Manhattan International Film Festival, Giffoni International Film Festival, Interfilm, Montreal World Film Festival and Canadian Film Center."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses mid-to-late April; shoots late April to early May in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays transportation and meals.

Auditions

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Sides for Anthony

ANTHONY
Take a seat.

ESTON
I don’t want to be “that” guy, but we’re closing up soon.

ANTHONY
Just humour me for a second. You want to know one of the biggest scams in America today?

ESTON
What?

ANTHONY
You! All I do every day all day is try to make sure that guys like you keep working, keep paying taxes, keep this whole fucking game moving, while at the same time, trying to make sure the guys above me are making as much money as
possible. You want to know how I do it?

ESTON
Sure.

(Eston phone buzzes again.)

ANTHONY
You wanna get that?

ESTON
No, it’s fine, shouldn’t have it on at work anyway.

ANTHONY
I won’t tell DeVante. Anyway, where was I? Oh yeah, how do I screw you over?... By coming up with bullshit theoretical models which say if I paid you just a little bit more of the pie, the whole economy would come tumbling down. But you know what would actually happen?

ESTON
What?

ANTHONY
Nothing. You’d get a little more in your pocket, enough to pay for the healthcare and retirement plans I’m also trying to take away from you, and your boss would earn a little less on every bite of this fucking amazing lamb.

ESTON
So what do you do?

ANTHONY
What do I do? I look at a number then make up a reason which satisfies some bullshit political ambitions.

ESTON
Who do you work for?

ANTHONY
I can’t tell you. Non-disclosure agreement. I’m sewn up tighter than some kind of tight asshole. Besides, the name is meaningless, just one of a thousand analyst
teams out there, messing your shit up.

ESTON
Alright. This has been... enlightening, but I’m gonna have to wrap this up. We’re closing. Can I call you a cab?

(Anthony smiles and takes another bite of lamb.)

ANTHONY
No rush right? You and I, we’re having a nice conversation aren’t we?

(Eston stands up and starts clearing a couple of plates off his table.)

ANTHONY (CONT’D)
I was fired today.

ESTON
I’m sorry to hear that.

ANTHONY
I wasn’t. When you’re paid to screw people over, sooner or later you’re gonna fall far enough down the food chain and get fucked yourself.

(Eston motions to Chet at the cashier’s counter. He’s signalling him to cash out and call a cab.)

ANTHONY (CONT’D)
The irony of it all is that I tell my kid every day that he’s got to play fair, make sure he’s always good. But if I’m really honest with him... if I really told him the
truth about how it works out there.

ESTON
You’d tell him to cheat.

ANTHONY
Exactly.

ESTON
How many kids you got?

ANTHONY
Two kids, a boy and a girl. Dog and a picket fence as well. I fucking love that dog.

ESTON
Guy like you would have a nice nest egg saved up for a rainy day like this right?

ANTHONY
You’d think so, wouldn’t ya?