Production: UNTITLED THRILLER (Feature Film)
Employer: East Coast Rage Productions
Duration: 3-4 weeks, starts Oct / Nov
(Non-Union artist contracts)
Director: Alek Karpovsky. ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Alex Karpovsky's first feature-length film, THE HOLE STORY was described by Filmmaker Magazine as ' Equal measures Woody Allen and Werner Herzog...'
His award-winning follow-up, WOODPECKER, premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in 2008 and was described by Variety as ďa beakful of yuks... 'Woodpecker' soars above the bulk of low-budget Amerindie farces...A rare bird himself, Karpovsky remains one to watch.'
His most recent film, TRUST US THIS ALL MADE UP, premiered at South By Southwest this past March, where The Onion called it ďreally effing funny.'
SYNOPSIS OF ALEK KARPOVSKY'S NEW UNTITLED THRILLER:
This character driven psychological thriller centers on Paul, an alienated yoga instructor in his early forties harboring an unreciprocated infatuation with Derrick, a younger physical trainer who works with him at an upscale suburban gym. When Derrick begins training Stacey, an eye-catching new client, Paul immediately feels abandoned and threatened. Unable to cope with their intensifying attraction towards one another, Paul secretly exposes Staceyís infidelity to her short-tempered husband, triggering a fatal course of events from which no one emerges unscathed. A raw and terrifying depiction of contemporary isolation, UNTITLED THRILLER explores our relentless pursuit for affection in an increasingly sterile and fragmented environment.
Apply to: (mail in) Garth Donovan, Garth Donovan, 1167 Great Plain Ave, Needham ma 02492
1. Male / 41-50 yrs. / Caucasian.
PAUL: Early to mid 40ís. Caucasian. Works as yoga instructor. Bicycle enthusiast. Alienated and somewhat insecure.
2. Male / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
DERRICK: Mid 20ís to early 30ís. Any ethnicities. Attractive, in shape. Works as physical trainer. Confident, charming and promiscuous.
3. Female / 25-30 yrs. / Any Ethnicity.
STACEY: Late 20ís to mid 30ís. Caucasian. Attractive, in shape. Works as a grade school teacher. Unhappily married to Barry.
4. Male / 31-40 yrs. / Caucasian.
BARRY: Late 30ís to mid 40ís. Caucasian. Strong blue-collar physical presence. Runs a medium-sized irrigation/development company. Workaholic.