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Arlington – Seeking Gaffer – May 19-20 – Paid

Production title: Block Island, feature film (80 minutes)
Production location: Arlington, VA
Production Company: Reels on the Bus
Director: Jeffrey Douglas
Producer: Leila Borazjani, Maura Monahan
Shooting Location: Arlington, VA
Please send resume to TheReelsOnTheBus@gmail.com

Shooting time frame: May 19-20 

Crew Needed: GAFFER

Will be responsible for the execution and the design of the lighting plan for the production and managing lighting, including associated resources such as labour, lighting instruments and electrical equipment under the direction of the DP for pick-ups. Will need to set up day-for-night and work on a few other practical lighting effects. Prefer gaffer with own equipment but can work with you to rent necessary equipment. (Rate: $400/day)

Synopsis:
In an effort to hammer out his latest script, a screenwriter, Paul, returns to his hometown on Block Island to hunker down in a rental house for the weekend. Suffering writer’s block and a clear case of alcoholism, he struggles to move forward in the increasingly unsettling house. The writer is soon joined by others, with which he has a complicated history. A woman that he shares a strong but peculiar bond with, and his younger brother and sister, who harbor some resentment over his leaving them behind for a more successful life. As the weekend progresses, a bad storm traps them together inside the house. With no way out and facing their troubled past, the house’s own history starts to haunt them. Paranoia and fear set in as the threat becomes increasingly real. As history catches up with them, will facing the past head on be the only way for survival, or will doing so destroy them?