Film: Student Films

NYFA, 'Pater Familias'

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New York Film Academy
Rasmus Roenberg, dir.

Production Description

Rasmus Roenberg (dir.) is casting "Pater Familias," a student film for New York Film Academy. In a Brooklyn playground Lucas, a 13 year old boy, and his friend, Will, are playing basketball after school with Eric, who is Lucas’ 28 year old basketball coach and neighbor. Since Lucas has no father he idolizes Eric. At some point Sarah, Lucas’ 33 year old mother, comes by after work. She and Eric talk and they like each others company. On their way home Lucas convinces Sarah to invite Eric over for dinner. And even though Sarah is a hard working, stressed, protective single mother, she agrees.

When Eric comes over the three people enjoy dinner and all hit it off. Since Lucas really wants Eric and his mother to be together, he decides to go out and play with Will. After Lucas leaves Eric tries to get physically closer to Sarah, but when Eric tries to kiss Sarah, she refuses. This turns Eric into a violent rapist. He hits Sarah and forces her to have intercourse.

In the meantime Lucas has returned form the playground and have been watching the two adults in the kitchen: He is watching his mother become a rape victim; and the man he admires most in the whole world turn into a violent sex offender.

So what is Lucas going to do?



Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses in April; shoots May 28-June 4.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay, but food provided. SAG Student Film Agreement.


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