An independent short by Emerson College students that will have you asking 'What are you willing to give, in order to have it all?'
Our goal is to produce a short film that will entertain, enthrall, surprise, and keep you guessing until we fade to black.
“Permanently Cast” will have you questioning your priorities, especially those you thought you always knew, put the things you are taking for granted into light, and dare you to ask yourself what you are willing to give in order to have it all. As hardworking Emerson students we will transmit an immense amount of determination, and professionalism into the production of “Permanently Cast”.
“Permanently Cast” is assembled from creative and determined Emerson College visual media art students with a common goal of producing their first short film.
DIRECTOR: ZACHARY GROSSMAN
Zachary Grossman is a junior film major at Emerson College who has been surrounded and enthralled by the art of television and film since a young age. He already has experience working on professional films such as 'Indiana Jones' and 'Grown Ups 2'. He is excited to finally create a professional film he can call his own.
PRODUCER: JENNA NAGLER
Jenna Nagler is a senior producing major at Emerson College. She has worked on numerous productions holding positions from production designer to senior producer. Although she is a very experienced producer in the television world, having created her own web television series, this is her first time producing a short film. She is extremely excited for the challenge it brings.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: TRAVIS EILERSON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: MAYTAL ZCHUT
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: JASMINE POOK
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR/EDITOR: STEPHEN NEMROFF
GRIP: ADAM SCHAFFER
GAF: HOGAN SIDEL
CAMERA: JEFF TAYLOR
PRODUCTION DESIGN: EMILY WHITMORE
MAKEUP/WARDROBE: SASHA GROSSMAN
What would you be willing to give, in order to have it all?
When presented with the opportunity of a lifetime a struggling actor is faced with the decision of how much he is willing to lose, in order to have it all. “Permanently Cast” chronicles two separate stories following the trials of tribulations of Dan, whose daily life consists of working a dead end job at a convenience store dreaming of the day he makes it big. But that’s okay because success doesn’t make Dan happy; the love of his life Lily does. The second story begins when a mysterious man, Robert, enters Dan’s life with no intention of leaving anytime soon. Robert presents him with an offer too tempting to refuse, a one step plan to prosperity. What is Dan’s prosperity? What is yours? Dan initially refutes the deal, but the presences of Robert and rejection in his life become too much too handle. Dan is pushed to his limits and breaks, the two stories collide and his relationship with Lily collapses in the process. The break up occurs just in time for Dan to realize the true power and manipulation of Robert, none of which can be undone, leaving us all to hope we realize what truly makes us happy before it is too late.
“Permanently Cast” can be equated to Christopher Nolan’s 2000 film “Memento” especially when referring to it’s stylistic ways. “Memento” follow’s Leonard’s story which consists of two separate storylines, one that moves forwards in color the other backwards in black in white, that ultimately merge into one. Our narrative follows Dan’s story in parallel universes that ultimately collide, much like Leonard’s. Both films contain an unexpected twist, and take some piecing together of the puzzle to fully grasp. Dan’s personal struggles and epiphanies can be compared to those of Michael Newman from “Click” who is given the option to fast forward through what he sees as meaningless events, just to realize he missed out on the worthwhile points of life, his loved ones, for work.
While we are still on the search for the perfect Robert, we have in fact casted 'Lilly' and 'Dan'.
Tori Sparkman and Billy Evans, Lily and Dan respectively, both moved from their small hometowns to LA as teenagers and haven't looked back since. Their passion for acting is undeniable. They have known each other since 2009 and are excited for the opportunity to collaborate. With years of experience from commercials to television shows to independent films, we are happy to have them aboard.
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Jun 21, 2012 - Jul 21, 2012 (30 days)
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