When two elderly men are in competition for the best lawn on the block yet again,
a seemingly lighthearted prank starts an all out war between the two neighbors.
This is my first fest, so I'm pretty excited. Had a spot of free time coming up so this all works out really well.
This will be my first comedy, so here goes nothing!
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04-23-2012 10:37 PM
04-24-2012 12:01 AM
It begins. Script nearly done, so I put out a CL ad to see if I would get any possible actors to play or elderly heroes. Casting two elderly men. 55+ , must be fit enough for light physical comedy etc.
And this is my first reply:
i WORK IN A FUNERAL HOME. I JUST EMBALMED 2 OLD GEEZERS THAT WOULD BE GREAT FOR THE PART. THEIR PERSONALITIES ARE A BIT LACKING. THEIR FACIAL EXPRESSIONS ARE PRICELESS THOUGH. mY BROTHER DRESSED ONE IN A BATMANS OUTFIT, AND PROPPED HIM UP SO I WALKED INTO HIM WHEN I WALKED IN. THEY CALLED ME AT 2 AM SAYING THEY HAD A STIFFY FOR A LUBE AND FILTER FOR A 9 AM SERVICE. I WAS READY FOR IT THOUGH. I HAD A BAT MYSELF. I HIT THAT OLD poo pooER SO HARD. I HAD TO USE 4 LBS OF STUFFING TO PUFF OUT THE SUIT WHEN i PUT HIM IN THE FREEZER
04-25-2012 05:29 PM
Funny and original concept. Looking forward to it. I hope you can cast it okay.
Good luck man. Sounds like a fun short.
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04-26-2012 01:12 AM
Casting seems to be a bit tough. The title of my casting post says Seeking ELDERLY Actors.
Yet, all I'm getting is 50 year old guys and a few 40 somethings.
Just put it out on every casting site that I could find, so hopefully we'll be moving forward soon.
05-01-2012 08:15 PM
Love the title! I hope you find some good talent. You might consider asking people about their grandparents/parents. I just did a shoot where they needed old cars and some of the guys there only did it/found out about it from their kids. Looking forward to this one!
05-02-2012 02:11 AM
We finally have a couple of people interested. I'm not completely sold on the submissions we have so far, but we're now looking to go through a local theater to see if we can source some talent there.
If that doesn't work, I'm going to beg my grandparents to do it.
06-02-2012 10:13 AM
Sounds like a great idea! I hope you use lots of funny ideas for this one. My wife and I were just cracking up at the craigslist post. People have way too much time on their hands.