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The Art of Smiling

Shoots May 11, 2019

Expires on 11th May 2019 in Los Angeles

Seeking Submissions from: Riverside/San Bernadino/Ontario,Los Angeles

Short Film Non union

A story about the friendship between Aaron and Marco, and their respective struggle with their family about how they should live their own life. Project Notes: This is an experimental collaboration between filmmakers and on- screen talents, a crossover between documentary and fiction. We are looking for actors who are willing to bring their real life experience into the story, and allow the camera to peek into their life.

Production Company

Yao Xie

Roles

Aaron, best friend with Marco. Living with his roommate Louis, and together the three of them are working on an mobile app. He has been in a steady interracial relationship with Danielle, but after his parents fiercely oppose their relationship, he is placed in an awkward position to make a choice. Around the same time, his app developing has hit the bottleneck, and his roommate Louis received a job offer and is moving to another city. How does he move forward? Because of the nature of this project, please only submit if you are comfortable with the idea of allowing the camera into your life. Although not a documentary itself, we will be borrowing many techniques used in documentary shooting style.

Ethnicity: Any

Pay: Deferred

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Marco spends majority of his free time and hard earned money on partying and having fun, little thought has been given to what future holds. He and Aaron are best friends and are developing an app together as a hobby. Marco is still living with his parents although they are constantly caught in arguments over how he is seen as irresponsible about his life. Eventually Marco gets kicked out of the house for an incidence that broke the camel's back and Marco has the crash with Aaron. Around the same time a girl shows up in his life who’s from mexico, and he falls madly in love with her. As their relationship heats up, one day the girl suddenly disappears from his life just as abruptly as she appears. Having learned that she has returned to Mexico, Marco is now faced a crucial choice. Because of the nature of this project, please only submit if you are comfortable with the idea of allowing the camera into your life. Although not a documentary itself, we will be borrowing many techniques used in documentary shooting style.

Ethnicity: Any

Pay: Deferred

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Aaron's roommate. Mutual friend of Aaron and Marco. The three of them are working together on a new app. However, it's not all going great. They just hit the bottleneck in the development. To make things worse Marco is moving in along with his corrupting partying habits. As the financial pressure piles on, he is forced to apply for other jobs and when the offer comes, a choice has to be made between a steady future and the friends he can't decide he loves or hates more. Because of the nature of this project, please only submit if you are comfortable with the idea of allowing the camera into your life. Although not a documentary itself, we will be borrowing many techniques used in documentary shooting style.

Ethnicity: Any

Pay: Deferred

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Danielle has been in a stead interracial relationship with Aaron. Through ups and downs, she has always been there for him, supporting his professional pursuit, delicately balancing her own career and their relationship. After she has met Aaron's family, their disapproval was made abundantly clear. Aaron seems to be retreating to an unfamiliar place and became unsure about what they have together, which broke her heart. Even if Aaron eventually come around and beg for her forgiveness, will she still be able to trust this is the man that she's willing to spend the rest of her life with? Because of the nature of this project, please only submit if you are comfortable with the idea of allowing the camera into your life. Although not a documentary itself, we will be borrowing many techniques used in documentary shooting style.

Ethnicity: Any

Pay: Deferred

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Marco's love interest. Marco became head over heel in love with her in the story. But just as their relationship starts to hit on a serious note, she left without a word. With the possibility that Marco may travel over the border to find her looming, would she explain her reasoning for be so elusive and give it a second chance? Or will she continue running away? Because of the nature of this project, please only submit if you are comfortable with the idea of allowing the camera into your life. Although not a documentary itself, we will be borrowing many techniques used in documentary shooting style.

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Pay: Deferred

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Casting Date

May 4th 2019

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