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My Best Friend in the World

Project Status: 
Project Type: 
Union: 
No
Project Format: 
Location: 
Arlington, TX
Date: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 to Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Schedule: 
Afternoon, evening, early morning
Description: 

Ingrid, often called by her middle name "Alexa" by family members, is a young lonely girl visiting her grandmother for the summer. Within a short time, she befriends a young boy and later discovers a tragic secret about her new "best friend in the world".

Other Additional Compensation: 
N/A
Meals/Lodging/Transportation Provided: 
N/A
Special Notes: 
There will be an extended cut exploring Ingrid's loneliness and her relationship with her parents.
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Production Companies: 
Imprint Society
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This story was inspired during a conversation with Don's niece and nephew visiting from Mexico while driving around town. When asked if they ever had interests in acting they both revealed theatre experience in school. Noticing that the cousins were acting like the bestest of friends with faux fights and pranks Don wanted to create a story that explored their relationship further. Daniel often pretends to physically harm his cousin, so the idea of him actually getting a screen opportunity lit up. To further add to the complexity of the story Ingrid would take on the role of a lonely but energetic girl looking to make friends--whether real or otherwise. One of the neighborhood bridges served as the main location for filming when the original location could not be easily located due to a lapse in Don's memory. Nevertheless the new location proved to be an easier place to work at because there was less noise froim traffic in this part of the neighborhood.

Trivia
•The project was shot entirely with a single Nokia PureView 808 camera phone.
•George the monkey doll actually belongs to Pedro Martinez, and the final scene serves as a humorous onscreen reunion for the two.
•Since the project was film during the month of August, all local streams were dry, so water had to be digitally added during post production.
•Due to time and budget constraints, Pedro was used as reference point to add in an ambulance, police car, and officer in post production with Ingrid and Margarita were filmed hugging indoors in front of a yellow wall.
•During the scene where Daniel is invited to have dinner at Ingrid's house, he was actually wearing a white T-shirt, because his yellow T-shirt was already packed and ready for his return to Mexico. The shirt had to be recolored with lettering added in during post production.
•The project took two days to shoot with Day 1 going from 11:00am - 3:00pm and resuming 10:00pm - 11:45pm. Day 2 went from 4am - 5am. Post editing totaled xxx hours.

Casting Call

Cast Type Title Description Gender Hair Color Tattoos Height Range Build Endowment Nudity Level Minimum Sex Level Singing Running
Lead Ingrid Ingrid is a young lonely girl who visits her grandmother for the summer. Within the first day she befriends a young boy and later discovers a tragic secret about her new "best friend in the world". Female Black No 48-60in Normal, Slim Modest None None None Yes
Major Daniel A lonely boy looking for toy monkey George. After meeting Ingrid they become best friends. Male Black, Brunette No 48-60in Normal Modest None None None Yes
Young man Young man who happens to encounter George at end of movie. Male Black No 72-78in Slim Modest None None None No
Dad Father of Ingrid. He is neutral to her frequent communication with her imaginary friends. Like Mamague he hopes that she is simply going through a phase. Male Black No 66-72in Normal, Voluptous Modest None None None No
Mom Mother of Ingrid. She does not like the idea that Ingrid keeps imaginary friends, and feels embarrassed in public when Ingrid communicates with them. Female Blonde, Brunette No 60-66in Normal, Voluptous Modest None None No
Mamague Grandmother of Ingrid. Female Black No 48-70in Voluptous Modest None None None No
Minor Voice actress Voice of mother on phone talking with Mamague. Female None None None No