Film: Short Films

'The Other Side of Laughter'

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Company

Fast Lane Productions & Dragonfly Press
Jason O'Brien & Janet Robinson, Directors

Production Description

Casting "The Other Side of Laughter," a short film based on a new novel by author Janet Robinson. This short film contains one of the novel’s best early sequences, showing the bonds that are developing and have already been in place between four southern women, while teasing the path that certain revelations will take in the larger story. Synopsis: Emily Cooper has been kicked out of her life. Once a member of one of Georgia's wealthiest and most highly esteemed political families, she is now left with nothing. How does that happen? Two reasons: the manipulative tactics of a powerful family and Emily's inability to fight for herself. In walks Camilla Baldwin, and it’s happenstance. Camilla's cousin, Sally Sewell, found Emily through the church grapevine and asked her to come live with them on the family estate in LaGrange. Tired of Sally bringing home every poor sap down on their luck, Camilla is none too happy at first. But when she finds out who the new boarder's ex-father-in-law is, she is hell-bent on seeking revenge, not only for Emily but for herself as well. Sally wonders if her cousin will use her lawyer or her shotgun to exact such revenge, but Camilla decides that good old fashioned blackmail will do just fine. Meanwhile, fellow boarder and divorcee, Lindley Clark, bonds with Emily, hoping to uncover the secrets she is hiding. Casting "The Other Side of Laughter," a short film based on a new novel by author Janet Robinson. This short film contains one of the novel’s best early sequences, showing the bonds that are developing and have already been in place between four southern women, while teasing the path that certain revelations will take in the larger story. Synopsis: Emily Cooper has been kicked out of her life. Once a member of one of Georgia's wealthiest and most highly esteemed political families, she is now left with nothing. How does that happen? Two reasons: the manipulative tactics of a powerful family and Emily's inability to fight for herself. In walks Camilla Baldwin, and it’s happenstance. Camilla's cousin, Sally Sewell, found Emily through the church grapevine and asked her to come live with them on the family estate in LaGrange. Tired of Sally bringing home every poor sap down on their luck, Camilla is none too happy at first. But when she finds out who the new boarder's ex-father-in-law is, she is hell-bent on seeking revenge, not only for Emily but for herself as well. Sally wonders if her cousin will use her lawyer or her shotgun to exact such revenge, but Camilla decides that good old fashioned blackmail will do just fine. Meanwhile, fellow boarder and divorcee, Lindley Clark, bonds with Emily, hoping to uncover the secrets she is hiding. Before long, she discovers the biggest one of all - the one that is most unexpected.

Visit our website at www.theothersideoflaughter.com

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shoots one weekend, November or December, in Birmingham, AL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

No pay, but meals and reasonable transportation reimbursement provided.

Auditions

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