A Script Supervisor to join the production crew.
(At least two credits required.) Continuity experience is required.
Based on a true story, partly autobiographical, and set in the early 1960s in Manchester, the story centres on a rather unforgettable trip for 54 year old, undiscovered singer songwriter Paul, who ventures into the audience at Bernard Manning’s club to experience an evening’s entertainment of comedy and music.
But what starts off as a night of controversial comedy from Manning, gradually unfolds into a series of bizarre, surreal and unexplainable events involving politically incorrect conduct, chaos, confusion, farce, absurdist incidents and unexpectedly jaw-dropping surprises.
Many puzzling questions inescapably arise, such as ; why are the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Laurel & Hardy still unknown and without any success in Showbusiness, and why are they all looking for their first big break on the same dingy evening at Bernard Manning’s modest little club in the wrong, deprived part of urban Manchester?
Why are they all 54 years old? And why do they all have an unsettling physical resemblance to Paul?
Why is Bernard so verbally brutal and totally ruthless in his confrontations with all these apparently big name, familiar faces? Is Paul about to get his own big break, taking over on stage when an unknown and disillusioned 54 year old Elvis Presley’s precarious pelvis forces him to prematurely halt his performance in agony and leave the building? Is Paul about to personally rewrite the shape and history of culture and pop music legend?
Growing Old Gracefully is a comedy drama with a startling difference where weird things are constantly happening and bringing the events of history, the past and the future, especially for some of the biggest names in Showbusiness, into shocking uncertainty.
The movie combines elements of Back To The Future, The Wizard of Oz and Wierd Al Yankovic with moments of moving drama interweaving surreal, slapstick and physical comedy.
The main cast and supporting cast are now contracted to the movie. Credits for some of the lead actors already cast include: Captain America: The First Avenger, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Sweeney Todd, Avenue Q.
The movie, around 96 minutes, will be filmed on 4K digital cine cameras. Most of the scenes in the movie will be in black and white (1960s period) with other key contemporary scenes in colour. A licensed drone camera operator is already attached.
Principal Photography is scheduled for two weeks. The movie will be entered for International Film Festivals with a view to acquiring worldwide distribution and features several songs, both original and classic hits covers, a music score and special effects.
Due to the Very Low Budget status as an independent British feature film, there will be a contract that will outline a higher than usual industry standard daily rate deferred until the movie secures distribution, plus generous additional bonuses from the movie’s Gross earnings. Once the Producers receive payment from Distributors, the cast and crew will then immediately receive payment from that Gross advance. There will be travel expenses, catering and, if required, accommodation.
The Production Accountants will distribute future payments and all cast and crew will be able to regularly receive and inspect the accounts.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesJuly 2019
Payment TBC - Full industry rates on a deferred contract with bonus payments from Gross as soon as Distribs pay Producer, then future bonuses from Gross. During production: Travel, catering & Accommodation if req
Expenses paid - Travel Expenses paid, there's catering & accommodation if req
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Script Supervisor for British Feature Film
Anyone, aged 18 and over
- Production & Management ability: Intermediate, Expert
Applications closed 1 July 2019.