Actor Required for Greta Stanley's New Music Video - Griffith University
The exploration of obsessive desire and expectations vs reality. In my experience, there seems to be a phenomenon that occurs when your hopes begin to outweigh pragmatic thought. The stronger the hope, the more inclined you are to believe an unrealistic outcome. The more you believe, the harder the letdown when reality comes to pass.
In the case of this music video, we see a man who is in such a need for human connection that he begins to believe that an art installation - a dancing, humanoid robot - is the answer to his problems. Slowly but surely, he begins to form an internal relationship with the machine which is quickly brought crumbling down when he realises the reality of the situation. His connection is nothing special.
Drawing inspiration from 500 Days of Summer, La La Land and Her, this video will blend reality and fantasy seamlessly. During the robot’s dance, the main character will be whisked between the two showing us what he’s seeing and what he’s thinking.
The fantasy world will return to past locations within the video but with dreamlike twists. Like a memory, these reimagined locations will be imperfect versions of their “reality” selves. The most realised elements within this realm is the main character and his interpretation of the robot.
TEDDY explores an art gallery and examines the exhibits within, feeling out of place amongst the many couples that surround him. Every awkward interaction with the building’s staff and patrons pushes him further into his “shell” of self-consciousness and despair.
Finally coming to an installation featuring a dancing robot, the man sits amongst the audience and the dance begins. The robot, beautiful and very human like, begins to mesmerise the man and before long he begins to fantasise a relationship with “her” which takes place in imaginary versions of the gallery.
The dance grows increasingly intense as does the man’s belief that he has formed a genuine connection. Worlds begin to collide and the man all but professes his love for the machine. However, as the dance ends he realises that every audience member is entranced in the same way... his connection was nothing special.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production dates- Audition times are yet to be confirmed.
- Principle photography is from the 3rd - 9th of June
This job is unpaid
An early 30s mess of uncertainty and doubt, TEDDY is defined by that which he lacks. Human connection. Having ravaged his emotional state, the pure need for regular interaction (especially romantically) has left him entirely self conscious and awkward. Rather than face the truth however, he will often slip into fantasy like daydream, where his perfect world scenarios take place and he will often be disappointed when reality comes to pass.
Males, aged 18 to 40 from Queensland, Australia
- Located in Queensland, Australia
- Joined April, 2019