A Continuity (Script) Supervisor
Based on a true story, partly autobiographical, and set in the early 1960s in Manchester, the story centres on a rather unforgettable trip for 54 year old, undiscovered singer songwriter Paul, who ventures into the audience at Bernard Manning’s club to experience an evening’s entertainment of comedy and music. But what starts off as a night of controversial comedy from Manning, gradually unfolds into a series of bizarre, surreal and unexplainable events involving politically incorrect conduct, chaos, confusion, farce, absurdist incidents and unexpectedly jaw-dropping surprises. Many puzzling questions inescapably arise, such as ; why are the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Laurel & Hardy still unknown and without any success in Showbusiness, and why are they all looking for their first big break on the same dingy evening at Bernard Manning’s modest little club in the wrong, deprived part of urban Manchester? Why are they all 54 years old? And why do they all have an unsettling physical resemblance to Paul?
Why is Bernard so verbally brutal and totally ruthless in his confrontations with all these apparently big name, familiar faces? Is Paul about to get his own big break, taking over on stage when an unknown and disillusioned 54 year old Elvis Presley’s precarious pelvis forces him to prematurely halt his performance in agony and leave the building? Is Paul about to personally rewrite the shape and history of culture and pop music legend?
Growing Old Gracefully is a comedy drama with a startling difference where weird things are constantly happening and bringing the events of history, the past and the future, especially for some of the biggest names in Showbusiness, into shocking uncertainty. The movie combines elements of Back To The Future, The Wizard of Oz and Wierd Al Yankovic with moments of moving drama interweaving surreal, slapstick and physical comedy.
The movie, around 96 minutes, will be filmed on 5K digital cine cameras. Principal Photography is scheduled at two weeks from October 14, 2019 with a DOP and 2nd camera operator. The movie will be entered for International Film Festivals with a view to acquiring worldwide distribution and features several songs, both original and classic hits covers, a music score and special effects.
And to begin with, the crew will be paid travel expenses, catering and accommodation if required. We may consider more than one person if we can't find someone who would like to join the production for the whole 2 week shoot.
The Production Accountants will distribute future payments and all cast and crew will be able to regularly receive and inspect the accounts. Thank you for your interest in the movie and please say on your communication how long you’d be willing to work on the movie.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesOctober 14 to 27, 2019
This job is unpaid
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Continuity (Script) Supervisor
Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 30 September 2019.