Exceptionals

Exceptionals is an original series produced by Full Brain Films, LLC in Portland, Oregon. It was created by award-winning screenwriter and FBF member Greg Kerr and is produced by Full Brain Films’ members Nan Avant and Greg Kerr.

Levy Tran stars as Rachel LaTour

Levy Tran stars as the Olympian and covert operative Rachel LaTour. She is introduced in Episode 4 of the new, original series, Exceptionals.

The series follows the lives of a group of people who have unusual genetic traits that confer advantages on them that are much like super powers. The series is drama and includes high concept science fiction and thought-provoking dialogue and situations. The first four episodes are being produced and will be released after a marketing and promotion period soon.

The first four episodes (the pilot episodes) are self-funded by Full Brain Films, with a goal of production company or studio partnership to pitch to a network. Agents and managers who have experience with production company or studio pitches are welcome to contact us as well.

Exceptionals falls into the genres of narrative fiction, drama, science fiction, thriller and super-hero realism. The first four episodes (the complete Part 1: Future Certain) are being self-funded by Full Brain Films, with a goal of receiving investment to continue the series.

Future plot arcs move the series into a more science fiction and action-oriented direction, while still maintaining the drama and character relationship stories, thus the genre of super-hero realism: normal people who discover they have special abilities and their struggles to integrate these into their normal lives. The  abilities are often difficult to control or have very dire consequences for the characters. Strong women are the core of the principal characters in this series.

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Final Radha Shoot for Episode 1

On April 29, we completed another shoot for our original series, Exceptionals. We completed the final shoot involving the Radha character (played by Kristina Haddad) in Portland, Oregon at Free Geek.

Here are some behind the scenes images of that shoot thanks to Brit McLean.

Greg Kerr directs and operates the camera. Rochelle Muzquiz did the production design and was assistant camera. Walter Sebaste assists with sound recording. Brit McLean read the script to support Kristina.

Gallery

 

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Exceptionals – Promotional Image

This is the first promotional image for the Exceptionals original series.

Exceptionals promotional image

Exceptionals – first promotional image for the new web series

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Future Certain – Raw Screen Grabs

These are the uncorrected, raw screen grabs from the web series Future Certain.

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FreeSpirit Casting to Cast Future Certain

Full Brain Films is excited to announce that Lori Lewis from FreeSpirit Casting will be the casting director of our new web series, Future Certain. Lori brings extensive knowledge and experience to FBF and this SAG-AFTRA project. We’ll be providing more information regarding the casting schedule and hiring timeline very soon.

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Final Reading of Future Certain

We are looking for volunteers, some to read and some to listen, to an informal reading of the latest version of the screenplay, Future Certain, prior to this Web series moving to pre-production and casting.

Seating is limited, so please reserve a space.

Please use the contact form when submitting your interest in a role or to be a guest. 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 available are listed below.

When: Tuesday, August 6 at 7:30pm to 10:00pm

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.
  • Iced tea and lemonade will be provided.

Roles Still Available

Sandesh, man 50+
Assistant Director Grant, woman 40+
Radha, woman 30+
Stephen Bascomb, man 40+
Tessa Alvarado, woman 25-35
Billy, man 35+
Agent Juarez, man 30+
Smaller Woman Roles, woman
Smaller Man Roles, man
Narrator (for action lines, descriptions and sluglines), any age or gender

Note: ideal age ranges are listed above, though anyone will be considered.

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

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.

Future Certain Reading

Our reading of the screenplay Future Certain on July 19, 2013. Photographs by Thao Pham.

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Actors Confirmed for Future Certain Reading

The following actors have been confirmed for the roles listed below for the Future Certain reading on July 19, 2013. Other names will be included as those roles are filled.

Role Reader
Brynne Vaness Mariessa Portelance
Lauren Canella Nicole Chaffin
A.D. Grant Marcella Laasch
Sandesh David Loftus
Radha Chethana Pandit
The Moroccan David Loftus
Narrator Jennifer Rogers
Mardav Misra Vetri Jayaprakasan
Tessa Alvarado Sara J. Pittock
Television Interviewer Sara J. Pittock
Radio Interviewer Dave Chaney
Psychic Monthly Caller Sara J. Pittock
Talk Show Host Dave Chaney
Indian Traveler Vetri Jayaprakasan
Fahad Mahmood  n/a
German Intelligence Agent  n/a
German Interrogator  n/a
Doctor Vetri Jayaprakasan
Agent Juarez Dave Chaney
CIA Interrogator Dave Chaney
Agent Haley Dave Chaney
Agent Jackson Dave Chaney
Dr. Jenkins Sara J. Pittock
Indian Man Vetri Jayaprakasan
Male Announcer Dave Chaney
Female Announcer Sara J. Pittock
Joe Dave Chaney
Hotel Clerk Dave Chaney
Bail Bonds Agent Dave Chaney
Billy Dave Chaney
Airline Attendant Sara J. Pittock
Hotel Clerk Dave Chaney
Travel Agent Sara J. Pittock
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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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