An independent movie producer in New York City is searching for a black Lincoln Town Car to use as the setting for his next film. He can't pay you for it, but he hopes it will become as recognizable to indie filmgoers as Uncle Rico's van.
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The put down is inward pre-production with Jiang's Rusty grasp Productions. homicide is regular for Oct 12-19.
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Luckily for Jiang, Lincoln's lackadaisical attitude towards facelifting their flagship gives him nearly 20 years worth of cars from which to choose. We're personally fans of the '98-'03 "jellybean look" cars with charcoal leather interiors, and the car gets extra points if there's one of those silly keypads on the door.
We fear that Jiang might be waiting for a true angel to donate a car to be used in the film. Most production companies pay at least a hundred dollars a day to rent a private car to be parked in a street scene. In this film, the car will see some use for both interior and exterior shots in New York City. If the lead is a method actor, there's a good chance your car is going to get dinged up. Plus, there's the issue of the "dramatic conclusion where Ivan sees a chance to escape his reality."
Think Grandpa won't notice if his pride and joy goes missing from the garage? Give a shout out to Jiang. His E-mail is available at the Rusty Compass website. In a few days you can check out the film's website at www.detourshortfilm.com.
Photo of a Lincoln Town Car: Flickr/MaxVT.