In this new MWAC vignette, two people discuss their blind date. Will there be a second date?
Directed and edited by L. Tanner Smith. Starring Nikki Emerson & Josh Rousseau. Written by L. Tanner Smith & Kelly Woodruff and Nikki Emerson. Shot by Dewey Farmer. Music by Josh Rousseau. Add. crew Daniel Lee Harris and Brian Cooper.
In this interview, director L. Tanner Smith talks about two of his collaborators: his fiancee Kelly Woodruff, who co-wrote the latest vignette (What Not to Say to People With MS), and his friend/colleague Ronni Romero, who is now credited co-writer for Millennial With a Cane!
New microshorts for the MWAC campaign are still in the works! Today, I present to you a new one–What NOT to Say to People With MS (and What to Say Instead). I believe this one speaks for itself.
Directed by L. Tanner Smith. Co-written by L. Tanner Smith and Kelly Woodruff. Featuring Brian Cooper, Jacob O’Neill, Keenan Capps, Patrick Keens, L. Tanner Smith, Julian Schempf, Jackie Jarvis, Corbin Crable, Austin Apple, Jordan Mears, and Kelly Woodruff. Music by Matthew Lentz. Additional photography by Terrell Case and Jonathan Smith.
We’ve had our two open casting calls for Millennial With a Cane, and we’ve seen some terrific talent–but the casting process is still going!
We are still accepting VIDEO AUDITIONS until December 1, 2019, after which callbacks will be scheduled!
Download the character sides here, record your audition, upload your audition to a private (or password-protected) link on YouTube/Vimeo/Google Drive, and email all your contact info to writer/director L. Tanner Smith’s email email@example.com with the subject line: Video Submission “Character Name” by “Your Name”.
But wait! There’s another perk:
Whilst working our way up to MWAC’s production in July-August 2020, we’re also working on a series of micro-shorts–vignettes about what it’s like to live/cope with MS. So, even if you don’t get your desired role in MWAC, you still get a shot at being in one (or two) of the shorts just by expressing interest in the project!
The latest update is this: we’ve reached $595 in crowdfunding, and I’ve applied for a grant that will definitely help with more funding. We’re still taking donations at gofundme.com/mwacfilm/ and any/all help is appreciated.
It’s been surprisingly easy to find a crew so far (well, for the most part–there are still positions to be filled and anything can happen from now to production in July). As for the cast, we’re scheduling appointments, receiving video auditions, and of course, prepping for the next casting call Saturday, November 16th.
But the biggest update is this: we are planning a series of micro-shorts for the MWAC campaign. These are going to be 1-3 minute films that each have to deal with living/coping with MS. Each one is going to be posted on the crowdfunder and our Facebook page one at a time (no specific pattern is set yet–we’re still in the development process).
We’ll begin with “Love is Tricky,” a monologue-piece about a couple (played by myself and Kelly Woodruff) who questions their future as MS becomes progressive. (Music by Matthew Lentz.)
We’ve seen some pretty impressive talent from the auditionees of the previous casting call, and we hope to see more of it!
We are still taking video auditions until December 1, 2019. Download the character sides, record your audition, upload your audition to a private (or password-protected) link online, and email all your contact info to writer/director L. Tanner Smith’s email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Video Submission “Character Name” by “Your Name”.
But if you prefer to audition in person and/or can’t make it to the casting call, send a message at email@example.com or at our Facebook page and we’ll schedule an appointment for you!
Callbacks will be in mid-December and casting will be announced in January.
Can’t make it in time? No worries, because 1) another open casting call will be scheduled (TBA), and 2) we are also taking VIDEO AUDITIONS!
Download the character sides here, record your audition, upload your audition to a private (or password-protected) link on YouTube or Vimeo or Google Drive, and email all your contact info to writer/director L. Tanner Smith’s email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Video Submission “Character Name” by “Your Name”.
All videos must be submitted by December 1, 2019. Callbacks will be in December.