Production Title: I Don’t Know You
Production Type: Student Project
Production Length: Short Film (5 minutes)
Production Location: Surrey, BC
School: School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University
Shooting Location: Downtown Vancouver, BC & Coquitlam, BC
Director: Michelle Shen
Casting Director: Anto Liang
Email: [email protected]
Compensation: price negotiable + experience (footage)
Casting Call Submissions: Oct 31, 2017 – Nov. 7, 2017
Call-backs: Nov. 8, 2017
Shooting Days: Nov 10, 2017, Nov 11, 2017
Re-shoots: Nov 12, 2017
Our film revolves around a man who exaggerates his life’s problems but in a twist of fate switches bodies with someone who is in a worse situation than he was in previously. The conflict of the film is this man desperately trying to get his own body (and life) back. In 5 minutes, we wish to convey the importance of appreciating your own circumstances in life.
An average, short-tempered, working man, Henderson is often disillusioned with his own life although he lives better than most. Unfortunately, his many complaints cause him to lose everything he’s known as he is suddenly switched out of his body into another’s.
A troubled vagrant with no particular purpose in life, Rob lives in a tiny apartment with his alcoholic friend, Jimmy. Luck befalls him as he is bodily switched with Henderson, who gets to experience his life.
Rob’s roommate and friend, Jimmy’s bi-polar personality and desire to escape reality results in him being seldom sober. Alcohol helps him maintain his cheerful, easygoing personality and suppress his crippling, maniac depressive side.