Hi! My name’s Lucas, and I’m the producer of For Old Time’s Sake, an affiliate film working alongside UCL Film & TV Society. With pre-production well underway, we are now calling any and all interested actors to audition! Whether you have years of experience under your belt, or you want to experience the set for the first time, below is a log line and synopsis of our script to pique your interest in joining us as an actor!
We plan to shoot in the first few weeks of April, over a period of two to three days, so availability over this period should be kept in mind. If at all possible, we can try to work around actors’ availabilities when confirming shoot dates.
In the Google Drive linked below, we’ve provided two excerpts from the script. For the first round of auditions, we’ll be asking for a self-tape from these extracts, reading for whichever character you’re auditioning for, from the extract chosen for that character.
The self-tape should be emailed to [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com) by 23:59 on Friday 10th March. Please feel free to shoot over any questions you have about the film, or process of casting, as well as if you encounter any issues accessing the documents on the Google drive. Otherwise, we wish you the best of luck and are excited to see your talent and enthusiasm shine through!
A man seeks comfort in the memory of what once was. As his partner’s memory slowly fades he is left looking back at the people they used to be, reliving moments in their past that their present can never return to.
The film begins with a young couple eating dinner together. Whilst their conversation initially appears unremarkable, it soon becomes apparent that the man’s partner is suffering from some form of memory loss, a fact that disheartens him greatly.
In a flashback, we see the couple spending the day out in a park having a picnic. The woman appears more lucid as she reflects wistfully on how their relationship has changed over the years. When this sequence ends, we pull out to reveal the man ‘watching’ this flashback on his television using a headset that allows him to enter past experiences.
Conflicted by his actions, the man goes to check in on his partner, who has been lying asleep in their bedroom. He warmly tucks her back into bed, but is saddened by her inability to remember where she is, and returns to the living room to re-enter the memory. It is implied that the man may not in fact be re-visiting memories, but rather interacting with a virtual recreation of the woman’s past self.
Unbeknownst to him, the woman emerges from the bedroom moments later and watches on as he interacts with this past version of herself. It is left ambiguous as to how much she understands.
Woman: A young woman slowly losing her memory, she grapples with the fear of completely losing her sense of self. Watching the familiar become unknown she carefully manages her interactions, hoping to avoid making her condition increasingly evident. Now only a shell of her former self, scenes of her in the past show a warm and expressive character, wistfully contemplative.
Man: Confronted with his partner’s loss of memory, he tries to comfort and support her whilst dealing with his own feelings of dread and sadness. Struggling to remain optimistic in an increasingly bleak present, he visits memories of their past together as an escape. Calm and thoughtful, he struggles to let go despite the inevitability of his partner’s decline.
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u7dx_6WU3l5FoXSZApco53mqlcsgdouS?usp=share_link