BEYOND THE RED SUN - CONCEPT TRAILER

 

We are about to produce an exciting Proof of Concept trailer for a mystery/supernatural genre film based on a popular book/film franchise. We are producing the trailer in the hope to excite an already established audience, with intentions to potentially receive further commissioning to develop the idea into a full length film and get a large amount of interest and publicity from an online audience.

 

This is a passion project, meaning currently at this stage there is no finance attached. 99% of the films I personally produce are always paid gigs, as I value the amazing service actors offer, however there are a few occasions where I venture out on ideas such as this one, where there isn't a budget, which is the main reason why I have reduced the scale of the project to just a concept trailer, in an attempt to appreciate peoples time attached as much as possible.  I would like to mention that ALL of the footage will be made available to everyone involved within 4 weeks of the initial shoot, so that they can use it for showreel material.

 

I plan too shoot the contents of the trailer based around the availability of the cast, and the editing of the final project will be done inside of 2 weeks. Upon completion, we will be presenting it to our own large network and to the general public in the hope of some viral success. Studies have shown that concepts/fan films based on well established properties tend to receive views in the tens of thousands.

 

 

Filming will take place in Birmingham by our usual professional crew & trainees. Many favours and resources have been called in to make this a big production value shoot.

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Olivia is a young woman, haunted by fragmented pieces of her dysfunctional family. Upon her quest for answers, she soon discovers a nefarious truth that will change her life forever. Unwittingly thrust into a an unfamiliar world of mysticism and terror, Olivia’s time is running out to find the answers which will set her free. Filled with mystery, nostalgia and grander, Beyond The Red Sun will take you on a supernatural journey like no other, filled with twists and turns, and unforgettable characters, guaranteed to delight and unsettle every measure of expectation.

 

CASTING CALL

 

GATE KEEPER

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 25-40

Filming days: 1

Character: The gatekeeper is a straight laced confident woman. Every word she speaks is carefully chosen, as if narrating her way through life. Her knowledge for a great number of things is evident in the air of confidence she naturally exudes. The gatekeeper has a very unique look, dressed in an Edwardian black gown, mirrored by the blackening of her eyes.

 

NURSE

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: Black/Mixed Race

Age: 25-40

Filming days: 1

Character: A caring and experienced nurse, responsible for the well being of elderly patients in a nursing home. Her desire for information sometimes leads her to perform above and beyond her duties, despite the consequences it may hold. She is a well spoken and educated woman.

 

PROFESSOR

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: ANY

Age: 50+

Filming days: 1

Character: A very brief presence, but this bearded figure has an absolute dominance when on screen. A face full of character and eyes that hold a lifetime of pain, the Professor speaks volumes without ever saying a word.

 

FEMALE HOSPITAL PATIENT

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: White

Age: 65+

Filming days: 1-2

Character: Scared by a cruel life, this woman is now wheelchair bound, frail from exhaustion and frustrated that her body is raging while her mind is still as free as ever. Spending most of her days haunted by the past, she has to face a number of challenges which continue to provide adventure into her later life.

 

BLIND SLAVE

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: White

Age: 18-40

Filming days: 1

Character: An odd character, slave to the Gate Keeper, and kept almost as a human pet. His eyes are bandaged and his skin filthy. He is shirtless and moves in a peculiar manner.

 

OLIVIA

Sex: Female

Ethnicity: White/Mixed Race

Age: 20-25yrs

Filming days: 3-4

Character: Olivia is the figure which the whole story revolves around. She is a curious young woman, troubled by a growing presence and desperate to find answers to the holes scattered throughout her lonely life. With determination in her eyes, but fear in her heart, she explores possibilities that are usually reserved for nightmares. NOTE: This role requires the actress to be submerged in a professional water tank built for filming).

 

SCIENTIST

Sex: Male

Ethnicity: Any

Age: 25+

Filming days: 1

Character: An independent scientist, dedicated to his work yet passionate to the needs of others, which at times may be presented as a convenient method to ultimately getting what he wants. Clearly in control, smart and yet experimental, his own thirst for adventure is executed through his peculiar work.

ACTORS APPLY

To apply, simply email us with the following information:

 

Full Name

Head shot/clear photo

Character Role Applied For

Link to existing showreel/acting profile

City of residence

 

castings@danielalexanderfilms.com

 

CREW APPLY

To apply, simply email us with the following information:

 

Full Name

Age

Brief description of any experience

Interest in which role on set

Link to existing work if applicable

City of residence

 

castings@danielalexanderfilms.com

 

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