A PAID NONUNION FEATURE FILM
What if the practice of eugenics (the practice of selective breeding to improve genetic composition) during slavery produces a superhuman gene that stays dormant for generations? What if current extremes in the environments of our inner cities due to lack of attention and resources (such as air pollution, water pollution, and noise pollution) now activate these dormant genes? Follow Nia Knight as she attempts to disentangle herself and her friend from a sinister criminal operation while unlocking her potential as a superhuman. Little does Nia know she is at the forefront of a revolution that can change the dynamic of her community forever.
Directed by the Turner Brothers
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Lead | Female | 18-25 yo | African-American
Reserved, bright, intense, astute, determined. Nia Lenae Knight is a female college student born in an American inner city. Nia is passionate about social injustices impacting her community and her loved ones because of what she has seen and experienced as a result of educational and economic inequities in her city. She has awakened the ability to manipulate pressure and has almost mastered this ability. She has an athletic build--much like that of a dancer to complement her fighting ability. Nia is a bad a**.
Lead | Female | 18-25 yo | Latina/Hispanic
Emotional, reserved, scarred, brave, apprehensive. Camila Ruiz is a young female adult who is best friends with Nia Knight, and a product of the inner-cities of America. Her family relationships and struggles have molded her. Her mother’s submissive role in her household sets a standard for Camila subconsciously. She is soft spoken, but her often over-the-top energy can easily be detected as a mechanism to cope for a lack of attention at home.
Officer John King
Lead | Male | 25-40 yo | African-American
Assertive, peculiar, charming, unhinged. Office John King is a tough, but laid-back 30-something year old man of authority with perceived strong convictions. He represents himself as being bent on carrying out justice because of his love for his people and his community. He is pretty large in stature and very fit. He is also a smooth talker, often chewing gum in a cool fashion. He gives off an open book vibe. He does, however, have a short fuse that leads him to becoming very aggressive at times.
Supporting | Male | 25-35 yo | African-American
Mature, fit, hard-working, caring, tough. Mike is a young adult male who is introverted in nature, but friendly. Large in stature, muscular built and rough around the edges. He serves as a mentor, protector, and servant to his community. He works for his father's auto body shop.
Supporting | Male | 18-25 yo | Caucasian
Smart, loyal, hardworking, open-minded, compassionate. Gabe is a cool, but corny college student. Born to a wealthy family, he sometimes acts entitled and arrogant. Nevertheless, when he sees something he wants, he’ll do anything to get it. He is also very conscientious and empathetic towards others.
Young Nia Knight
Lead | Female | 10-14 yo | African-American
Quiet, innocent, observant, gifted, sharp. Nia Lenae Knight is a 10-year old female born in the inner city. Having recently discovered her unique supernatural abilities, Nia is unsure how to control them causing her to exhibit puzzling behavior to her friends. She is a thinker who analyzes her surroundings and never misses a beat. She has few friends.
Young Camila Ruiz
Lead | Female | 10-14 yo | Latina/Hispanic
Emotional, shy, naive, gullible. Camila Ruiz is a 10-year old female who is best friends with Nia Knight, and a product of the inner-cities of America. Her family relationships and struggles mold her. Her father is aggressive and verbally abusive, often degrading and demeaning Camila. Such belittling from her father over time leads to Camila to develop low self-esteem and lack of confidence. She is soft spoken, but her occasional bursts of over-the-top energy can easily be detected as a mechanism to cope for a lack of attention at home.
The camera operator will be expected to physically control and operate the camera during filming, under the direction of the Director of Photography. The camera operator will work closely with the directors as well. The camera operator controls the shot’s framing, and the camera movements as instructed.
The lighting technician will be responsible for developing a lighting plan according to the desires of the Director of Photography. This person is in charge of creating the best possible lighting scenario according to the camera framing. S/he informs the key grips on where lights are to be placed.
The special effects coordinator will be responsible for designing and supervising the various effects needed for filming through the use of mechanical and/or optical illusion techniques. His/her responsibilities will include coordinating with the visual fx artists, stunt coordinator, and fight choreographer to ensure that proper visual elements are in place for all film shots that require special effects. S/he will also provide the proper visual elements needed such as re-creating weather elements or assisting with props that break, shatter, collapse, burn, smoke or explode. S/he will provide and manage the special mechanical rigging that allows you to fly an actor.
The boom operator will be responsible for properly positioning the microphone boom pole during the actual filming. The boom operator is the assistant to the sound mixer. Many times the boom operator will be required to hold the boom pole for several minutes at a time, which can be physically demanding. The boom operator must also be able to follow the actors' movements while staying clear of the camera and lights.
The sound mixer is the head of the sound department and is responsible for the leveling, monitoring, and recording of audio during production. The sound mixer will decide which microphones to use as well as the placements of the microphones. This person will also be required to mix the various audio signals in real time. S/he or will be responsible for supervising the boom operator.
The fight choreographer will be responsible for creating and directing the combat sequences for the film. S/he will instruct the actors and directors using realistic, historically accurate fighting styles for the production, while ensuring the safety of the crew during simulated fight scenes. S/he will also be required to coordinate the fight scenes with the stunt coordinator, and special fx coordinator to ensure that visual elements are properly considered in all fight scenes that require special effects.
The stunt coordinator will be responsible for managing and coordinating all of the the dangerous action sequences in the film that require the stunt performers. The stunt coordinator will be expected to to ensure that every stunt performer adheres to all of the appropriate safety regulations during filming.
The production designer is the head of the film's art department and will be responsible for the design and construction of the movie set. S/he will be responsible for constructing the “look” and “feel” of the movie by determining the scenery and props for the film. She will work with the artists and provide direction to the prop master and graphics artist.
The prop master will be responsible for acquiring, organizing, and maintaining all of the various props needed for the production. This includes many items like guns, knives, books, phones, dish-ware, food, musical instruments, small electronics, pets and any other item that needs to be present to fulfill the story line. S/he will also work with the graphic artist where needed.
The makeup artist’s main responsibility will be to apply and create a variety of looks on the actors and actresses skin surfaces with makeup, from current trends to classic or period pieces. The makeup artist will be expected to create each character's look according to the director’s desires. Gore and blood, burns, and aging special effects are some effects that may be needed during production.
The costume designer will be responsible for making decisions on which wardrobes and costumes actors will wear based on the script requirements and character portrayals. S/he will be expected to create or choose various clothing patterns, designs, colors, sizes and accessories for each wardrobe used during production. Further, s/he will be responsible for acquiring, organizing, and maintaining all of the wardrobe needed for the production.
The storyboard artist will be responsible for creating a series of illustrations and sketches based on the director’s vision during pre-production. Each sketch will represent a different camera set-up. These drawings will be expected to include camera angles, characters and set design. The illustrations will be used to assist the other department heads in understanding their tasks.
The graphic artist will be responsible in producing all of the props that contain graphic (written) items, e.g. money, newspapers, magazines, handwritten or typed letters, musical scores, books, maps, shop signage, menus, credit cards, passports, etc. They will work closely with the Production Designer and Props Master.
Grips essentially “shape the light.” That is, these crew members are expected to create pattern and shadow effects by coloring light, diffusing light, and/or blocking light. Grips will be expected to support everything that is built around the lights to create the quality of light that the lighting technician (aka gaffer) desires. They are also expected to manage any special rigging and ensure that safety measures are maintained on set related to the equipment.
Volunteers will serve as assistants to the Grips and/or Lighting Technician (Gaffer). They will be the righthand men and women to the heads of the departments. Their job will be varied and include administrative and technical assistance, as well as working with other production departments and acting as the day-to-day representative for that department to the rest of the production crew.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Hello! We are Julien (20) and Justen (15)-- aka The Turner Brothers, and we are super excited to announce our next project that introduces to the world a kick-butt, super-powered African American young woman who will lead a revolution against social injustices in her community. Interested in joining a team of creative and brilliant minds that want to make a difference in our culture? Consider becoming a part of our team for this feature film/series pilot.
PROJECT LENGTH: 40-60 minutes PRODUCTION LOCATION: Columbus, OH / Atlanta, GA | PRODUCTION DATES: June 11-29, 2018 | UNION: No | COMPENSATION: Yes.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2018