A future worth fighting for...?
After being coerced by a Doctor with an agenda, a dejected Scott finds himself propelled into the world of his future self. There, he has ten minutes to decide whether life is worth continuing.
Synopsis: This short film is a sci-fi drama set in the near future. It follows the life of Scott, a 30 something year-old man who has convinced himself he has nothing left to live for. Upon visiting his doctor to get his comforting elixir of drugs, he is introduced to an alternative, radical therapy. Persuaded by the doctor to join the LEAP program, Scott is given the opportunity to spend ten minutes in the life of his future self to see what is in store for him; should he decide not to end his life. As Scott is propelled into the future, he witnesses his future self as a prosperous therapist. Convinced by what he has seen, he decides not to end his life, but first he must search for the missing 'HOME' button before his time runs out and he is gone forever.
I am an MA student taking film and TV production at Bournemouth University. 'The Eleventh' will compassionately addresses pertinent mental health issues, specifically relating to anxiety and suicide, as well as being a profound addition to the science fiction genre. It is our intention to use the finished short as a proof of concept for potential longer form expansion, as well as pitching it towards genre specific markets and platforms, such as DUST. This may be a student project, but, driven by a compelling, affecting and ultimately uplifting story, is and incredibly ambitious one.
For this project, we are looking for a Production Designer who can help us to realise the particular aesthetic of a near- future world that is on something of downward trajectory towards a manifestation of dystopia.
The majority of filming will take place on Bournemouth University campus. The project will be fully insured, with stringent Covid compliance protocols in place.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesShooting is provisionally scheduled to take place at some point over first couple of weeks in, over a period of three days.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student Film
Expenses paid - Local travel costs to the set and on site catering will be provided.
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
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Anyone, aged 18 and over
Applications closed 20 December 2020.