Film: Feature Films

'Reborn'

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Company

Thin Line Productions
Matt Maloney & Phree Swearingen, casting.

Production Description

Casting the trailer for "Reborn." The trailer will be used for a crowd funding campaign for the full-length film.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots mid-to-late Aug. in Los Angeles, CA and Pittsburgh, PA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $500 plus travel provided. Producers plan to apply for SAG New Media Agreement.

Auditions

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Synopsis

In a realistic dystopian near-future society, the unintended embrace of corporate greed has resulted in an assault on dignity for the steel workers of a small Ohio Valley town. When Daniel, veteran of hopelessness, has his life shattered by the suicide of his wife, he retreats into the comfort of opiate abuse. His grieving is interrupted when he is interrogated about his wife’s death by sadistic bullying police chief Beatty. Both are lifelong residents of the town. Beatty reveals how he’s lost faith in the nobility of his position from his commonly shared acceptance that 9/11 was a setup. With the mill’s contracted mercenary guards monitoring workers both at the mill and in the streets, tensions begin to boil when Orson, a young man not yet dulled by the apathy of his peers, decides to testify in a speculating suit against the mill based on information he obtained through hacking. The workers’ hopes that the case will pave the way to a reinstatement of their union are destroyed when the owners of the mill have Orson taken away to a shadowy state prison encampment.
Fueled by Beatty’s revelation to him that his wife was having an affair with his corrupt boss Ryan, Daniel begins behaving erratically. Ryan decides to pin the mill’s recent bombing on him and when approached by a guard Daniel snaps and creates a hostage scenario. The television tells of “another massive suicide protest” underway at the mill. Daniel tells his friends to raise awareness of the situation online. Outside a power struggle ensues between the police, DHS, and private security firm contracted by the mill.
Urged by his coworkers, Daniel begins making demands to his employers that the union be reinstated and worker rights restored. As Sergeant Beatty mediates the situation, Orson’s pregnant wife Heather, who came to the mill earlier to learn the whereabouts of her husband first hand, goes into labor while trapped in a police car. Her labor grows more intense after cell phone service in the mill is cut and the DHS and private soldiers quickly put down a violent militia rescue attempt. A couple of Daniel’s friends lose hope after the failed rescue attempt and abandon him under a white flag only to have their vehicle gunned down outside by mill security. Ryan, still restrained, apologizes to Daniel for having an affair with his wife and inadvertently reveals to him that she had an abortion just before her death. Daniel retreats to a back room and commits suicide as DHS soldiers raid in. The crying of Heather’s newborn continues over a black screen then fades in to reveal her and the child at home. Orson returns looking ragged and reveals that he was bought out of prison. In the woods a man walks up a hill to a squatters camp. It is the now repentant Ryan looking disheveled and depressed. A huge, majestic deer watches him indifferently.