Film: Feature Films

'First Person'

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Company

Late Night Pictures
Nick Cohen, dir.

Production Description

Casting "First Person," an independent romantic comedy feature set on a Greek island.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots mid-Sept. 2014 in Greece.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $100/day, plus meals, transport, accommodation, and profit participation. Union waivers and SAG-AFTRA contract applications intended as required.

Auditions

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Casting breakdown

DANIEL (25-35) - Intelligent, lean, haggard, very attractive. NYU graduate aspiring filmmaker. Recently bereaved. Intense. Shy. Witty. Creative.
ANNA (25-35) - Gorgeous, vivacious, imaginitive, spiritual, playful, adventurous. USC graduate Museum curator. Recently engaged.
GRETA (22-33) - Yoga teacher, New Age, Party Animal, lithe, energetic, naive.
DON (40-60) - Literature professor and novelist, hellraiser and semi-alcoholic womaniser, fiercely intelligent, sarcastic, talented writer.
LEFTERIS(45-58) - Greek - resort manager - humorous, warm, philosophical, entrepreneurial, hustler, would-be casanova and TV presenter. (Should speak Greek)

Scene to prepare

EXT. SKYROS RESORT TERRACE - GREECE. DAY

The terrace looks out over the hill to the sparkling sea beyond. A spectacular and tranquil outlook. DANIEL drops his bags and is still as the calming view washes over him.

Vines grow overhead and grapes hang down, olive trees sway on the slope.

Excitedly DANIEL unpacks the CAMERA and begins filming. The only sounds are a soft breeze, distant dog barking and some wind chimes.

DANIEL turns hearing footsteps and finds himself filming Californian ANNA (32) the most beautiful girl he has ever seen – barefoot in shorts and a bright vest.

ANNA smiles at him. DANIEL is transfixed and continues shooting. He zooms in on her.

ANNA blows the camera a kiss and giggles.
DANIEL closes in. ANNA gets shy and turns away.

ANNA
(Good humoured) Hey! Quit stalking me

ANNA theatrically walks behind a bush. DANIEL turns off the camera.

DANIEL
Don’t run away. I need you for scale.

ANNA
What?

DANIEL
I need you. As a foreground element to give human scale.

ANNA
That sounds sooo appealing. What do I get?

DANIEL
A liftetime supply of olive oil and ouzo. You know I can still see you.

ANNA
(Laughing) Damn. You evil genius.

ANNA steps out from behind the bush. She smiles at DANIEL. They stand frozen the electricity crackling between them. Finally ANNA moves along the terrace.

ANNA
OK then. Make it fast because right now I am in the zone.

DANIEL smiles and begins filming. He motions her to the edge of the terrace.

DANIEL
OK. Think serene. Think dawn of civilization. Greek men talking philosophy. Plato. Socrates. Aristotle Onassis.

ANNA
How’s this?

ANNA raises her arms and balances on one leg.

DANIEL
Awesome.


ANNA
‘It was here long ago that mankind first encountered the chinchilla.’

DANIEL
(Lowering the camera) What even is a chincilla?

ANNA
A crepuscular rodent that lives in high altitude colonies.

DANIEL
What are you - a zoologist?

ANNA
I like exotic pets. Not really chinchillas. More like iguanas. What I really want is a komodo dragon but that’s totally illegal

DANIEL
What do you have?

ANNA
A cat.

DANIEL
Exotic?

ANNA
Her behavior is exotic. She’s obsessed with my toes.
Are we done?

DANIEL
Oh. Sorry.

DANIEL switches the CAMERA off. ANNA gently takes it from him.

ANNA
Cool camera. Cute. Does it really shoot like HD?

For the first time DANIEL is grinning like an idiot – his face bright. ANNA smiles back sweetly and then turns the camera on DANIEL

DANIEL
Hey..uhh..no.

ANNA
Not fair. You can dish it out but you can’t take it.

DANIEL
No really I’m not comfortable-

ANNA
OK look I’ll just film your shoes. It can be like when they shoot those mafia boss interviews. We’ll dub you with a Japanese actor. And I will just ask a really bland question. Just one

DANIEL
OK then.

ANNA points the camera at DANIELS shoes. They are gnarly.

ANNA
Dude you need new shoes.

ANNA moves the camera off DANIEL’S shoes to his face.

ANNA
So thanks for giving us this interview. Just one question for the
fans back home. You’re very at home behind the camera right?

DANIEL
Yeah.

ANNA
So when did you first realize you were like.. a voyeur?

DANIEL looks aghast. ANNA laughs and switches the camera off.

ANNA
Hey I’m kidding. Relax. I think I’m kidding. Right?

DANIEL
Yes I am actually. I am a voyeur. I sneak into places and film women in their vests. Joke.

ANNA looks down now slightly self-conscious about her vest.

DANIEL
Really. Joke. I’m legit. I’m making a promo here for the owner. Who knows though maybe I can shoot some Greek porn on the side. Joke.

ANNA
So. Funny.

DANIEL
Sorry yes that was lame.

ANNA
Awkward.

ANNA and DANIEL are suddenly shy as if catching up with themselves; suddenly realizing they have just shared a series of oddly intimate exchanges with a total stranger

DANIEL
Hi. I’m Daniel.

ANNA
Anna.