If you have always wanted to be a part is student film project, then here is the perfect chance for you to act in one. An AFI student short movie called “The Bill Board Queen” is seeking for extras to play extras in Los Angeles and Torrance (California). The extras required for the show will have to play the part of an audience of a talk show. Even though it the role of extra, the audience is essential to the plot. It is important to note that since this is a student project, all of the roles are unpaid ones.
About The Film
The film tells the story of an aged Los Angeles celebrity who once again starts to aspire to regain her lost fame when she discovers that she has a chance to be a part of the documentary made on her life. But the poor actress is unaware that the TV crew has malevolent intentions and their main aim is to exploit the past prime celebrity.
About the Roles
Audience of JJ- Julia Jones
JJ’s show is actually based upon the interviews of Barbara Walter and Wendy Welliams show. There is no such thing as a small role and the applicants for extras will be required to play the role of an audience. The audience who will be attending the show should be twenty years of age and up. Other adjustments and the direction will be given later on.
The audience is divided between Julia Jones who is the host of the talk show and Charlamagne who is the old-aged celebrity. Julia is basically like the star of her own talk show and the interviews that she conducts are mostly emotionally distressful.
Types of Audience
Tourist Types: These are the tourists who have to Los Angeles to experience the incredible fantastic life of the TV making industry. These are the sorts who usually go to different TV shows frequently.
Fans of Julia Jones: They are the people who constantly cheer for Julia and they are her real admirers and attend the show just for the sake and the exhilarating opportunity to be close to the host.
Fans of Charlamagne: These are the ones who adore the actress and appreciate her policy of living a life that is free of pain and suffering. They agree with her ideology of wanting to remain forever youthful.
Invited Audience: Invited audiences are the sort of a crowd who is requested by the television network to come just to fill the empty seats. These are the ones who jeer and clap upon a queue.
The audience plays a crucial role in the script of the film as they are the ones creating a schism between the two parties. One of the major aspects of the film is social critique that is to address the dehumanizing of people by the media simply to gain an attraction of the crowd and attain popularity.
A few references for you to judge the tone of the film are: The Fighter, Network and Mangnolia.
About the Production
Rita Toledo, Editor of Script
She has done bachelors in Social Sciences and Masters in Social Communications. Her i8ntroductory thesis film called “O Som O Resto” has made to various film festivals. She wrote the script for “Three Kings Night” which was produced in 2011 got the best actor award in the Brasilia Film Festival in 2012 and was also shown in the theaters in 2013. Since that time, she has been writing scripts for Brazilian directors. She has also been producing documentaries and feature films at DAZA.
Pallavi Reddy, Cinematography
She is a graduate of Communications and Electronic Engineering from an Indian University. Before embarking upon the career of cinematography, she worked as a freelance photographer and a copywriter for three years. Since the middle of 2011 she has been an assistant cinematographer in the Bollywood film Industry, working on feature films and even television commercials. She has covered a complete documentary along with a couple of short films and two films for promotional purposes for internet marketing.
Jianna Maarten, Director
Jianna has graduated with distinction and honors in Creative Writing in the discipline of Fiction from Columbia University. She was also the editor of the Columbia University’s literary magazine called “Quarto” and her story “Foot Soldiers was also published in the Spring Issue of Last Year. Her very first film called “Dinner with Anna” was played in more than twenty film festivals all across the world and she also earned the title of Best Director. She has location-managed and produced commercials and features alongside Kerry David, Josh Tank and Peter Berg out of numerous other big names in the industry. She has also studied the Meisner technique before taking up direction with Ivana Chubbuck.