Out of Place – Student Short Film

When a quiet and timid teacher, Alan, only enjoys the brief moments between being bullied by his class at school and being bullied by his wife when she returns home, he takes great pleasure in his abnormal hobby of cleaning.

During a one-sided routine argument with his resentful wife, he spots a wire protruding from his wall that stands out in the pristinely kept room. His wife’s unjustified hate-fuelled rant eventually forces him to yank the wire in frustration. The result? Loosening a ceiling fan and unintentionally crushing his wife beneath it.

Despite his initial panic, he begins to actually enjoy the process of cleaning up the body and finds himself feeling much more happy in a marriage where he can speak for once. He finds his ego growing and himself becoming a stronger person as he rekindles his loved-up marriage with a bin bag containing the corpse of his wife.

He reaches a point where he can return to his classroom with enough confidence to control the students, having transitioned to a completely new Alan.

Requires:

-One male actor – Must be able to work with young teenagers.

-One female actor – Not required for working with young teenagers.

-Child casting is taking place elsewhere

Intended shoot dates are between the 21st and 23rd of March 2016

Casting week is between 29th of February and 6th March 2016

Female role only required for one shoot day *subject to change.

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Alan Gregory

As a school teacher of twenty years, a classroom of fourteen year olds should not be a great challenge. For the passive Alan, it is unachievable.
Each day, he endures a demoralising routine that involves being bullied by his young students then returning home to be bullied by his resentful wife.

But when he is forced into becoming more powerful than her – all be it through her manslaughter – he is seduced by the new feeling of control and transforms into an overly confident sadist.

Males, aged 37 to 50 from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

  • Acting experience:
    Previous unpaid speaking roles – Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages:
    English


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Denise Gregory

Powerful in stature and attitude, Denise is a wholehearted pessimist.
Working in an emotionally disconnected business world, she struggles to unwind upon her return to her domesticated life.

She becomes hypersensitive to judgement from others and takes out that fear on her weak husband.
Denise is not a likeable person. But she must be powerful in stature and posture.

Females, aged 35 to 46 from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

  • Acting experience:
    Previous unpaid speaking roles – Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages:
    English


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