Empty Hours

By Oliver Slawson

Logline

This is the story of Jon, an emotionally stunted young man, who confronts his emotional numbness with the help of a therapist.

Jon frequently visits his therapist at the direction of his mother. Though he now lives alone, his mother pays all his living expenses under one condition: he continues to see his therapist to confront an emotional numbness. Jon has little contact with his mother, aside from the care packages and letters she occasionally sends. The only place Jon goes, apart from the visits to the office and his house, is a convenience store where he buys basic living necessities. The regular cashier tries to make conversation with him, but Jon is always too reserved to engage her. Throughout the film, it is revealed that Jon’s numbness comes from the emotional abuse of his parents during his childhood. With the help of his therapist, Jon gradually develops an understanding of how to deal with his psychological issues.

Characters

Jon/Male Lead/18-24

An emotionally stunted, socially awkward young man. His experience with emotional numbness and mild OCD tendencies present difficulties in his life.  He lives alone, passing the time with self-care and substitutes his lack of friends and ambition with a computer.

Therapist/Female Lead/30-40

A very caring family-oriented woman that worked her way up to become a successful therapist. The most endearing thing about the therapist is her genuine care for and interest in her patients.

Cashier (Sarah)/Female Supporting/18-24

Typical party girl that sustains herself and passes the time by working at a convenience store. Her flirtatious manner is evident through her interactions with patrons at the store.

Jon’s Father/Male Supporting/35-45

An alcoholic successful hedge-fund manager. Despite having immeasurable success and wealth professionally, he takes out all his stress and frustration on his family.

Compensation

All actors will be compensated with a meal on shoots that last over six hours. A digital or disc copy of the film in its completed state will also be available if requested.

Shooting Dates

Shooting will take for 8-10 days during January-February 2019.

Compensation

All actors will be compensated with a meal on shoots that last over six hours. Compensation includes experience and an invitation to the screening. A digital or disc copy of the film in its completed state will also be available if requested.

Contact

emptyhourscasting@gmail.com

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