Title: This Always Happens
Director: Alexander Christenson
Producer: Alexander Christenson
NYU Affiliation: Non-NYU
[ANTON] (late 20’s/early 30’s): He’s clever. Charming. Witty. Intelligent... although sometimes less so than he thinks himself to be. He’s seeking love, but is often torn between looking cool and saying what he really feels. At the worst moments, he is led around by the leash of his ego.
[JILL] (late 20’s/early 30’s): She’s relaxed. Chilled out. Funny. Wise beyond her years. Looks can be deceiving though; underneath the warmth lies a cutting edge if you want to feel it. Jill wants a companion. A partner. She’s been in the NYC dating scene for a bit and doesn’t have time for jokers.
Project Description: Non-Union, Indie/unpaid short film by production company Thinkpad.
Writer/Producer/Director: Alexander Christenson
Casting session date: TBD: 9/17/16 or 9/24/16
Shoot location: Downtown Manhattan
Shoot length: 2 nights
Shoot dates: TBD: 1st or 2nd October weekend
It’s Jill and Anton’s first date. They met online. Like many New Yorkers, they are lonely. Things are going well. Really well - that is, until Jill asks Anton what his astrological sign is. It’s a load of irrational bullshit, he says. How exactly can you know that, she says. Things get worse from there - and personal. Way too personal.
Jill calls Anton on his bullshit: arguing a point, just to make other people feel stupid. She cuts deep. Maybe deep enough that he’ll finally recognize his self-destructive pattern?
This could be a big night for both of them.
A NOTE FROM THE FILMMAKER: Alexander Christenson / thinkmad.com
I am a writer, director, editor, cinematographer of features, commercials, documentaries, and music videos. My work has been featured on NBC, Vice, MTV, & Complex. This is a passion project for me - and I am very excited about it. This film lives and dies on the faces of my actors, and I intend to collaborate in great detail with them. Think of the most intense scene in “Louie” or of the Smith’s song “I Know It’s Over” and you’ll grasp where I’m taking this. I will happily share the script upon request.
Dates of Production: Oct 1 - 2