Actor Seeks Role (2015)
Short Film


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.

Selected Press:
"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

“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

Selected Awards / Screenings:
WINNER – Grand Jury Prize Narrative Short, IFF Boston
WINNER – Short Film Contest, Hammer to Nail
Vimeo Staff Pick
FEATURED – The New Yorker
FEATURED – Short of the Week
FEATURED – Film Shortage
FEATURED - NoBudge
FEATURED - NOWNESS
FEATURED – The New Yorker's Screening Room

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