Paid Reading of Future Certain

Now seeking paid and volunteer support actors for a table reading of the original screenplay, Future Certain.

Please use the contact form when applying for these roles. The subject would be: Future Certain Table Reading

Table Reading Info

What: This is a table reading of a new and original screenplay, Future Certain. The roles and amount of pay for each are listed below.

When: Friday, July 19 at 7pm to 9:30pm

Where: 12375 Mt Jefferson Terrace, Lake Oswego. About 5 minutes from Portland Community College Sylvania Campus. (A map is on the Contact page.)

Synopsis

Brynne Vaness (read by Mariessa Portelance) can see the future, or so she says. And those that believe and those that do not believe will go to any lengths to prove it. What begins as a spiritual quest to understand her ability, quickly turns into a struggle for her life, pitting Brynne against organized criminals, terrorists and even Homeland Security.

As she learns more about her visions, both their power and limits become increasingly apparent, and Brynne finds that her own future – her own survival – is anything but certain.

Notes

  • This is a table reading, so memorization and movement is not required.
  • You will be provided a printed copy of the screenplay at the time of the rehearsal if you need one.
  • There is power available for several laptops or tablets if you prefer.
  • A photographer will take still pictures during this reading for the Full Brain Films website.
  • Light snacks will be provided.

Paid Support Roles

Lauren, woman about 30 years old, $50
Assistant Director Grant, woman 40+, $50
Radha, Indian woman 30+, $50
The Moroccan, man 40+, $25
Sandesh, Indian man 50+, $25
Narrator (for action lines, descriptions and sluglines), any, $50

Note: ideal ethnicities/nationalities and age ranges are listed above, though anyone will be considered.

Visit this link for more information and a character sketch of each of the characters listed above: http://fullbrainfilms.com/future-certain/

Non-Paid Support Roles

Mardav Misra, Indian man, 30+
Tessa Alvarado, woman 25+
Billy, man 35+
Agent Juarez, man 30+
Indian men, various small parts for one reader

How to Submit Your Interest

Use the contact form on our Contact page.

You should provide the following:

  1. The subject would be: Future Certain Table Reading – Character Name*
  2. What role or roles you are interested in of those above. (It may be possible to double up and receive commensurate pay for more than one role.)
  3. A recent headshot (an image of yourself in a Web-friendly file size format).
  4. A link to an online resume or information you can paste into a message field. Or alternately, you can attach a Word document or PDF with the attach button.
  5. A link to a reel of your work.**

* This is the name of the character/role you are interested in reading.

** This one greatly helps in the decision-making process on who to hire. If you do not have some acting or related work you can reference on another website (like YouTube or Vimeo or your own site) you will likely be rejected.

If you have any difficulty with attachments, please use the form without attachments and mention that in your message. We’ll provide a direct email address to send to.

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Wendy Peyton

Wendy Peyton, Full Brain Films memberAssistant Director. Production Manager.

Illinois native Wendy Peyton knows how to crack the whip. She’s likely to do it while cracking a few jokes, but rest assured the job will get done with finesse. Packing an enterprising attitude and tenacious attention to detail, Wendy consistently hits her mark.

Growing up in a town surrounded by fields of genetically modified corn and soybeans, Wendy dreamt of photographing exotic people doing foreign things in faraway places. Now grown, she keeps that dream alive while her perspective has evolved over the years.

Wanderlust drove her to Portland in 1993 where she found a deep-rooted music scene. Several guitar players and cameras later, Wendy had developed a keen eye for concert photography. She’s worked with a list of national performers including Beck, The Black Keys, Bo Diddley, Eels, and M. Ward.

Her dream of exotic people, foreign things, and faraway places now manifests itself in film production. A devoted photographer, cinephile and accomplished project manager, Wendy now brings her arsenal of talents to Full Brain Films as assistant director and production manager.

Wendy’s Web address is www.wendypeyton.com.

Karla Mason

Karla Mason, Full Brain Films memberWriter. Producer. Actress.

Professional writer, producer, and critically acclaimed actress Karla Mason has enjoyed a varied professional career that has taken her from stage to film, from the West Coast to East Coast and back again over the past twenty years.

As an actress, her film and TV credits include Grimm, Leverage, As the World Turns, America’s Most Wanted, PBS’s American Masters, and the independent feature films Unremembered, Lie Detector, and Tornado States—along with countless commercials and industrials.

Her prolific stage credits include leading roles at such regional theatres as Charlotte Repertory Theatre, NC; Hippodrome State Theatre, FL; Virginia Stage Co.; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Spokane Interplayers, WA; and Profile Theatre, Portland, OR.. New York credits include leading appearances at the Mint Theatre, Grove Street Playhouse, and One Dream.

Karla has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding names in the industry. She has acted under the direction of acclaimed actor Dylan Baker and Tony Award-winning directors Bart Sher and John Rando. She has toured nationally, and taught and directed under the auspices of the California Theatre Centre.

Karla’s Web address is www.karlamason.com.

 

Greg Kerr

 Writer. Director. Business Manager.

Award-winning writer, director and producer of the multiple award-winning independent feature Unremembered (2009), Greg Kerr has been writing and directing films since he was 11 years old, having premiered his first 3-minute film extravaganza (from an 8mm reel) in his living room.

And he’s not just creative. Greg also brings business management, budgeting and marketing skills to the Full Brain team.

A native Oregonian, Greg has lived in Portland since 2000. He has a Master’s degree in writing and marketing from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in history with an emphasis in ancient civilizations from Northern Arizona University. By day (and evenings … and weekends), Greg teaches Web design and content writing classes at Portland Community College, reserving the summers for filmmaking.

Greg meets Greg in the hallway.

Greg is very productive. There is some speculation that there are two of him.

Greg’s Web address is www.gregkerr.net.

Kevin Forrest

Kevin Forrest, Full Brain Films ContributorDirector of Photography and Cinematographer.

Kevin Forrest was born in New Orleans and then moved to Scotland when he was 10, where he first learned to edit using two VCRs and a makeshift sound board. Kevin moved to Portland where he received his certificate in Video Production and Multimedia.

Kevin is a freelance videographer, independent filmmaker and assists with the Video Production classes at Portland Community College. Kevin has shot several music videos, the Discovery Channel and has had his short experimental film “Endommage” in several film festivals.

Kevin’s editing system has been upgraded from two VCR’s and a makeshift sound board to Final Cut Pro on a MacBook.

His Web address is www.kevinforrest.org.

Nan Avant

Nan Avant, Full Brain Films Member and Producer of Future CertainMusic Director and Composer.

Award winning composer, Nan Avant has collaborated with directors, game designers, documentary filmmakers, and animators from New York, San Francisco, New Zealand, Atlanta, Seattle and Portland, Ore. Her compositions have thematic and rhythmic intentions and encompass her passion for classical composers, world music, and electronic contemporary sound design. Nan’s latest concert work premiered in the Celebrate World Music! concert in Seattle, on March 24, 2013. This concert was performed by the NW Sinfonia directed by 2011 Grammy Award Winner for Best Engineered Classical Album and Seattle Symphony member, David Sabee. Tributum by Nan Avant , was composed for Celtic Bagpipes and Chamber Orchestra and is available on the Celebrate World Music! Cd  at Amazon.

Nan’s film scores have won several awards including Gold Medal Awards from the Park City Film Music Festival 2011 for Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom directed by Jade Justad and Silver Medal for Excellence for the feature film, Unremembered directed by Greg Kerr in 2010. Her films have screened at festivals throughout the world including Greece, Ireland, New York’s Tribeca and various festivals in the United States. Her music has also played on network cable television and local PBS stations in the Pacific Northwest.

A graduate of California Institute of the Arts with a BFA in Piano Performance, Nan has also studied film scoring at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under the direction of two time Emmy winner, Hummie Mann. Nan contributes articles to online magazines, Scorecast online based in Los Angeles and No Strings Attached E News based in Chicago and has keeps a blog, Nan Avant’s Blog where she writes articles and news updates on film, music and travel. Nan and her husband Walt, live in Seattle.

For more information on the composer visit: www.nanvant.com

Wrong Room, a new short film

A ten minute long, chance encounter between a woman and a man profoundly alters their lives as they share their darkest secrets. This is a new, short film by Full Brain Films. It stars Karla Mason, and was written and directed by Greg Kerr with production design and assistant direction by Wendy Peyton. Nan Avant provided the score for this film. More information will be posted soon about venues the film will show in.

Behind the Scenes

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Unremembered, a physics mystery

Unremembered DVD cover art

Unremembered DVD cover art.

Winner of three best film awards

Unremembered (Indie Fest and Accolade award winner, feature film) is a complex thriller told in non-linear time about a man who has no past. This independent sci fi film follows the alternate reality journey of John Outis (Tim Delaney, Indie Fest award winner, lead actor) over sixteen days as he tries to restore his fractured life history. But the more his dark past comes into focus, the more the lives of his friends, his wife, and his lover are altered.

Buy it now

As his past threatens to end his future, he turns to Tina Plantes (Karla Mason), a brilliant and unconventional physics professor. Drawn deeper into the bizarre events of John’s life, she discovers a disturbing and far-reaching set of truths about dreams, time, and the power of the human will.

Unremembered is a “sinuous and riveting independent film in the tradition of David Lynch” declares A.G. Nigrin, Executive Director, The Rutgers Film Co-op/ New Jersey Media Arts Center.

Unremembered was made in Portland, Oregon by Greg Kerr for less than $32,000. It features Portland talent with original music by Nan Avant.

Greg Kerr also wrote the screenplay which earned an Indie Fest award for original screenplay.

 

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