COLUMBIA MFA THESIS FILM
SAG Student Film Agreement
Shoot Dates. TBD 2 dates between 8/23-8/27
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Audition Date: Self-Tape DUE THURSDAY 6/27.
Rate: Unpaid. Credit, copy, meals & travel stipend provided for talent out of town (NYC & NJ).
MUST be able to self-report to set and work as a Philly local.
“Muscle Memory” is a conceptual nonlinear short film that combines the present, along wit flashbacks, and is anchored through tap dance. Tariq, the protagonist, makes his living performing on street corners like his late father, Yahya. On the anniversary of his father’s death he dedicates a dance to him that trigger many memories from his childhood.
RIQ – Black, Male, 9 – 12, shy kid who aspires to be a dancer like his father, but can’t seem to break out of his shell. (TAP EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED)
YAHYA – Black, Male, 30s – 40s, loving single father who constantly aims to provide for his son by passing down his heritage and teaching him the ways of hoofing. (TAP EXPERIENCE NOT REQUIRED)
If interested please send a headshot, resume, and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the character in the subject line.