Working Title of the script: “Rock God”
Film Synopsis / log line: An aging rock musician confronts a mysterious girl from his past who reappears after years of silence. A character study of unconventional choices.
Casting: 5 actors, 4 actresses. Additional people in the background, optional.
Genre: Drama (also a party scene)
This short film drama is an acting showcase. Its impact depends on the audience’s connection with the characters. Who we care about. Who we sympathize with. Whose weaknesses we recognize in ourselves.
The title role is a meaty challenge for the actor. He’d be easy to caricature as a villain, a boor, a very unsympathetic guy, not much to him. Can the actor and director find something to say about his humanity and his choices?
There’s also a challenging, intense role for the lead female. How can the ensemble help her tell her story?
Included: cast list, additional location details, and ideas for further customization. Creative Commons 3.0 license – attribution required; derivative works are royalty free.
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