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When We're Older (Short film)

If you could go back in time, what would you tell yourself?

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With life not turning out as expected, Emma’s struggles with addiction have put her on the fringes of nothing. When an encounter with an old friend sparks a drug-induced trip down memory lane, she suddenly awakes on the day of her mother’s funeral some 16 years prior. Faced with the reality of losing her mum to the same addiction that may soon consume her, can Emma convince her younger self that everything is going to be okay?

Wanted

Actor | Phil (The Father)
(Male, 30 to 40 years old)

Role status:

Will close on 11 August, 2024

In return for:

Partnership (profit share)

We plan to take this film to as many festivals as we can afford. WIth a small team involved we'd love to share any profits made off the film. We're a very friendly bunch and love making films so if you do too then send me a line!

Duration:

1 day

Location:

Based in Bristol/Bath, United Kingdom

Needed for 1 day of filming for 1 scene, 1 location with three other actors. Really important role. 

Synopsis:

With life not turning out as expected, Emma’s struggles with addiction have put her on the fringes of nothing. When an encounter with an old friend sparks a drug-induced trip down memory lane, she suddenly awakes on the day of her mother’s funeral some 16 years prior. Faced with the reality that the trauma of losing her mum to the same addiction that may soon consume her has set her on the path to her current state, can Emma convince her younger self that everything is going to be okay? 

Emma’s father Phil was simply never ready to enter parenthood. He loved his wife, not that he ever said it, and the pain of facing emotions head-on makes life’s practical distractions much more appealing. On the day of the funeral, rather than tell his daughter everything is going to be okay, he’d rather tell her she only has 15 minutes to get herself ready to leave. Phil finds solace in looking at life as a progression of tasks before time is up, as this makes it much easier to deal with the gutwrenching pain that time has caused him by taking his wife. Phil isn’t a bad father, he’s just a better project manager, and if his daughter is confined to being just another one of his duties then the now very real potential of losing her to time becomes a part of his manageable routine. 

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