The road to shooting (even pickups) (especially pickups) is fraught with potholes. The one major scene we need to shoot while I am in town over Thanksgiving is a scene in which Leo meets the Grim Reaper. Unfortunately, the actor lined up to play the Grim Reaper has canceled on us and we are now looking for new talent.
We need someone with a dark soul, a cutting sense of irony, and the ability to strike fear into the hearts of men with a single glance. Previous stage and/or film acting experience is preferred but not required. The scene (especially the Grim Reaper’s dialogue) is written in a very theatrical manner, and we have always wanted to have someone with a theatrical background (or at least a theatrical persona) to play the part.
Here is some sample dialogue:
Who are you to decide who lives and who dies?
(tired, but mildly amused)
I am the Angel of Death. That is my job.
But why then?! I had a life to live.
You would have died the same way old as you did young. Lonely, depressed, godless.
Leo shakes his head for he does not want to believe.
You know, Leo, hell is no fairy tale, Leo. It is a very real, very terrible place.
The reaper beckons Leo to him. Leo comes, and the reaper places his mouth up to Leo’s ear.
Atheists go to hell, Leo.
What do you think? Can you pull it off? Do you know someone who can? E-mail me and let me know. Be sure to provide your name and phone number, and if available, a résumé is appreciated.
The Shoot will take place either Wednesday, November 22nd, Friday the 24th, Saturday the 25th, or Sunday the 26th.