Actor Seeks Role

Short Film

Synopsis
An aspiring method actor (Alex Karpovsky) in New York City resorts to medical acting, a part-time gig performing the symptoms of various illnesses for student doctors. Although his talents are overlooked for traditional roles on stage and screen, they catch the attention of a medical instructor (Dylan Baker) with a flair for the theatric.

WINNER Grand Jury Prize Narrative ShortIFF Boston
WINNER Short Film Contest, Hammer to Nail
FEATURED The New Yorker
FEATURED Short of the Week
FEATURED Film Shortage


Director MICHAEL TYBURSKI
Writer, Producer BEN NABORS
Line Producer EDDY VALLANTE
Cinematographer TODD BANHAZL
Editor MATTHEW C. HART
Composer MATT ABEYSEKERA

Production Company: {group theory}
Website: actorseeksrole.com
Year: 2015

“A fully realized, well shot and brilliantly acted short film...refreshing to see a short film that fully takes advantage of it's time constraints and uses them brilliantly...it's outstanding.”  Hammer to Nail

"It's a Faustian tale...a fully realized and sharply acted film with an exceptional performance from Alex Karpovsky” – IFFBoston

"A distinct and unusual story, featuring some confident filmmaking and captivating performances...Tyburski's assured drama offers a riveting glimpse into a side of acting not often seen or discussed in film." – Short of the Week

"It's a smart, darkly funny film”  Rooftop Films

“Well-observed, bitingly funny and riddled with idiosyncrasies”  Indiewire

"Carefully styled, shot and paced, the film aims to tantalize more than shock."   StageBuddy

“Captures the humiliation, underscored by real peril."   The New Yorker


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