The Treacherous Plan
Independent/Student/Studio: Independent
Union/Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Short Film
Production Format: HD

Production Location: Houston

Production Start Date: 01/16/2015
Production Wrap Date: 01/18/2015
Production Schedule: 2 days

Producer(s): Tony Smith
Writer(s): Oksana Ciciarelli
Director(s): DeMarcus Adams

DAMIEN REED lives in an old shabby apartment. His life is the same from day to day. It is boring and depressing. One day, Damien goes to a coffee shop and accidentally meets his ex-girlfriend – MARY WARD. She is gorgeous and mesmerizing. Damien remembers the good times they had spend together and wants it all back. Mary does not mind that. Another girl – Blondie – comes into that same coffee shop. She does not even realize how big of a mistake that is. Damien likes the girl, Mary notices that he likes her and suggests him to repeat what they used to do in good old days. Damien agrees. Damien and Mary kill Blondie and bring her body to Damien’s apartment. They celebrate, drink wine and make love. In the night Mary leave and Damien gets rid of the body. Next morning Damien’s daughter – NATALI – comes to visit him. She does not notice anything weird. Asks if he keeps taking his pills and when father assures her that he does, she leaves. Then Damien goes to the bathroom and gets rid of his anti-schizophrenia pills. He flashes them down to the toilet. He is very happy, expecting great times with his beloved Mary to come back for good. In the end we see how all the events windback up until the moment when Damien meets Mary in the coffee shop. We see that in all of those episodes Damien is all alone and there is no Mary. She is just in his head

Character Breakdowns:
Name: Damien Reed
Age: 45
General physical description: skinny, hight – 170cm (5’6), hazel eyes, pale skin
Hometown: New York
Type of home/ neighborhood: Brooklyn
Relationship status: widower
Current family:daughter Natali (20)
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): his wife died in a car crash 2 years ago. After her death Damien got schizophrenia. He went through a course in a clinic and was given pills to be taken everyday for the rest of his life.
Friends: none
Relationship with women: After his wife’s death he developed anger and hatred to all other women apart from Mary (his second personality).
Job: none at the moment, previously an electrician
Dress style: jeans, jumpers, very simple and casual
Religion: atheist
Favourite pastimes: dreaming
Hobbies: none
Favourite sports: none
Favourite foods: chinese take-away
Strongest positive personality trait: adventurous
Strongest negative personality trait: obsessive
Sense of humour: absent
Temper: phlegmatic
Consideration for others: absent
How other people see him/her: silent, low key
Opinion of him/herself: low
Most important thing to know about this character:
Will people like or dislike this character, and why? They ll dislike the character in the end, however in the beginning they might be terrified by him, or possibly feel pity. His look is rather miserable in the beginning.

The background story

Damien Reed was happily married to his wife Anna Reed. They had a daughter – Natali. Life was not very exciting, but it was good. Family was Damien’s top priority and he loved his wife and daughter to bits.
One day, Damien and Anna went on a car trip and had an accident. Damien was driving. He survived, but his wife Anna died. Natali had never said it out loud, but Damien felt that she was blaming him for the death of Anna.
Damien started suffering from dual-personality and went to a mental hospital for eight months. When he became well again, his doctor let him out, but gave him pills. Damien had to take those pills every day for the illness never to come back. And so he did for almost a year.
However one day he decided to skip…

Name: Mary Ward
Age: 35
General physical description: beautiful brunette, hazel eyes, mid length straight hair, slender well shaped body, 175 cm ( 5’75)
Hometown: New York
Type of home/ neighbourhood: Manhattan
Relationship status: single
Current family:none
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): unknown
Friends: unknown
Relationship with men: seduces men
Job: unknown
Dress style: red dress, high heels, red lipstick and bright make up
Religion: atheist
Favourite pastimes: seducing men
Favourite foods: fine cuisine
Strongest positive personality trait: leader
Strongest negative personality trait: treacherous
Sense of humour: dark
Temper: hot
Consideration for others: absent
How other people see him/her: gorgeous, impressive, glamorous
Opinion of him/herself: high
Most important thing to know about this character: she is deceitful, treacherous, cunning, way to bright to be a true character.

Mary Ward is an invention of Damien Reed’s sick mind. He invented her to deal with the loss of his wife (she died in a car crash, Damien was driving). It got out of hand and Mary took over his entire inner world. However, hid daughter – Anna, felt that her father was unwell and placed him into a mental clinic. 8 months there and a year at home with anti-schizophrenia pills helped Damien to get rid of Mary. However one day he decided to skip one pill and it all started again.

Name: Natali Reed
Age: 20
General physical description: average looking, not too slim, not too fat, mid-length hair, hazel eyes, 160 cm (5’25)
Hometown: New York
Type of home/ neighbourhood: Brooklyn
Relationship status: in a relationship, has a boyfriend.
Current family: father
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): mother died in a car crash 2 years ago. After the car crash her father went crazy and was put into a mental hospital. When he came out from the clinic he was given pills to be taken every day for illness never to come back.
Friends: unknown
Job: nurse
Dress style: jeans, jumpers
Religion: atheist
Favourite pastimes: unknown
Favourite foods: chinese take-away
Strongest positive personality trait: smart
Strongest negative personality trait: detached from her father
Sense of humour: unknown
Temper: mild
Consideration for others: unknown
How other people see him/her: average looks, ordinary personality, nothing special
Opinion of him/herself: average
Most important thing to know about this character: blames her father for the death of her mother.

Natali Reed lost her mother when she was 18 year old. Her mother died in a car crash when her father was driving. She blamed her father in her death, but had never said it out loud. She took care of her father even when he went schizophrenic, feeling that he was he only family that was left in this world. She has lived with her boyfriend since her mother died and visited her father every so often to make sure he was fine.

Audition Date: 01/07/2015
Audition Start Time: 1:00 pm
Audition End Time: 6:00 pm
Audition Location: Summer Street Studios
Audition Address: 2500 Summer St. Houston, Texas 77019

Crew Positions Needed:
Production Assistant
Script Supervisor

Paid / Non-Paid: Non-Paid
Other / Additional Compensation: Film Credit, DVD Copy
Meals / Lodging / Transportation: Meals, Snacks and Beverages, Lodging

Production Company: JTLA Productions

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