Title | The Shopkeeper
Director | Rachel Lambert
Producers | Tair Shachar, Emily Zhao
NYU Affiliation | Undergraduate
JAMES: Male lead. 18-25 years old to play 18. Lives a sheltered, suburban life with overprotective parents. Longs for independence and adventure. Bottles his emotions because growing up with hemophilia, a blood disorder that limited his physical activity, threatened his sense of "masculinity." He shows up at his Aunt Vicki's vintage store in NYC to escape his hometown.
QUINN: Female supporting. Student in her 20s. Very friendly and outgoing. Has been asking for a job at Vicki's vintage store for weeks because she frequented the store with her grandmother growing up, and now that her grandmother has passed on, she's desperate to hold onto the past.
Advanced Narrative Workshop short film following the story of a lonely but withdrawn vintage store owner, VICKI, forced to watch her nephew, JAMES, when he shows up on her doorstep. Vicki has been struggling with OCD since childhood, and while James's medical condition amplifies her anxieties, the pair find common ground in wanting to escape the illnesses, one mental and one physical, that try to hold them back.
Dates of Production | March 29 - April 3, 2017 (approximately four days within this timeframe)March 29 - April 3, 2017 (approximately four days within this timeframe)
Contact | Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org