Title: Force Touch
Director/DP/Editor: Rik Cordero
Gaffer/AC/Sound Recordist: Cy Abdelnour
Producer: Nancy Mitchell
AD: Hannah Mitchell
Production Co: Arbor Day Pictures
Apply To: Nancy Mitchell
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Compensation: Food & Transport
Duration: Saturday, November 21 - Sunday, November 22
When three friends discover a smartphone that takes pictures of the future, things go from bad to worse as their darkest secrets are revealed.
This is a short film written and directed by award winning director Rik Cordero. The story is speculative fiction with satirical themes that examine modern society and the consequences of new technologies. We plan to have a local theatrical screening event in Ann Arbor along with a Q&A with cast and crew. By sharing our experience on set, we hope to inspire more independent storytellers. This is a wonderful opportunity for actors to gain more experience and work with a group of passionate filmmakers. We strive for perfection but firmly believe in a "kinder than necessary" attitude on set.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Rik was born and raised in Queens, New York and recently relocated to Ann Arbor, MI with his wife Nancy and 6 year old daughter Chloe. He was nominated for Video Director Of The Year at the 2009 BET Awards and was the recipient of the Best Film Award for his feature film, "Inside A Change" which made its world premiere at the 2009 HBO New York International Latino Film Festival. In 2010, Rik was featured in Sprite’s print and television ads for their "Spark" campaign and directed "The World Is Watching", a Nike sports documentary about the culture of New York City high school basketball narrated by Spike Lee. In 2011 Cordero was a featured director for SHOOT Magazine’s 9th Annual New Director’s Showcase held at the DGA Theater and was also a recipient of an American Advertising Federation Mosaic Award for the US Marine Corps "Where I’m" From national broadcast campaign. In 2012 he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Artists of the Complex Decade by Complex Magazine and was nominated for a Best Hip Hop Music Video Award for AK-69's Start It Again at the 2013 MTV Japan Video Music Awards.
Rik is currently Senior Media Producer at Duo Security, a cloud-based access security provider protecting the world's fastest-growing companies and thousands of organizations worldwide, including Dresser-Rand Group, Etsy, Facebook, Uber, NASA, Paramount Pictures, Random House, SuddenLink, Toyota, TripAdvisor, Twitter, Yelp, Zillow, and more.
ROB (Male / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
A former star college football player whose career has been cut short due to numerous concussions. He struggles with mood swings due to his recent CTE diagnosis.
SHANNON (Female / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
Rob's ex-wife who discovers a smartphone that can see into the future. She is calculating and cold when it comes to personal gain.
CINDEE (Female / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
Shannon's best friend. Outgoing and always down for a good time, Cindee embodies all the traits of a girl who lives downtown.
ED (Male / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
Cindee's boyfriend. A savvy online gambler, Ed is a calm, easy going personality who is always willing to help a friend.
PETE (Male / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
A computer engineer for a major tech company, Pete is highly intelligent and responsible yet falls apart after one too many drinks.
STACY (Female / 20's / Any Ethnicity)
An attractive bartender at a local dive, Stacy is used to getting hit on by many successful single men but is drawn to guys with baggage.