Crew Call for Austin, Texas HD Student Short Film “Checkmate: A Steampunk Epic”
Production Title: Checkmate: A Steampunk Epic
Project Type: Short Film
Project Format: HD
Production Location: Austin, Texas
Production Start Date: September 08, 2012
Shooting Schedule: September 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th
Production Wrap Date: September 16, 2012
Producer: Andrea Macias
Writer: Cara Shaffer
Director: Cara Shaffer & Andrea Macias
Additional Attached Cast/Crew: Lauren Bray- Female Lead, Cory Lockwood-Male Lead, Liana Ramirez-Female Lead, Aaron Berecka-Supporting Role, Savannah Shaffer-Supporting Role, Lars Ranson-Costume Designer, Fernando Macias-Jimenez-Composer
Synopsis: Checkmate tells the exciting story about a high school chess championship between one M. Emmeline Ashdown and her archnemesis, Captain James Lockwood. Through Emmeline’s imagination, the chess final is transformed into an epic Steampunk battle to the death, replete with pirate sword duels, full Victorian costumes, and a heavy dose of action, danger, and fantasy. Come join the adventure!
Crew Positions Needed:
- DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: We are looking for someone who already has had a lot of experience doing cinematography work. Our goal is to enter this film into festivals, so we would love to work with someone who can take control of the shoot to make it as effective, professional, and good looking as possible! The shoot would be a lot of fun since it will include several swordfight scenes and we’re also incorporating some special effects and some amazing locations. If you’re interested in shooting a fun, creative action-adventure short, contact us! It would be preferable for DP to have own equipment, but it is not necessary.
Other/Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD Copy
Meals/Lodging/Transportation Provided: Meals, Snacks and Beverages, Transportation
Production Company: FIGment Films
Film/Production Company Website: http://fallintotheclockwork.weebly.com/index.html
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Special Notes for Potential Cast/Crew: Please send us a copy of your resume and a sample of your previous work. We look forward to hearing from you! *Even though this is a non-paid opportunity, we promise it will be worth your while. The Steampunk community is getting bigger every day and we intend to share this film with as many people as possible. We’re a fun, responsible cast & crew and we really look forward to creating something amazing that we can all be proud of.
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