Role Model is a short film; it tells a story of a man, who is mentally unstable and has an obsession with ideal relationships.
He takes his ideas and inspiration from romantic comedies and tries to apply them in real life, often against the will of women he decides to love.
Estimated running time: 7-8 minutes
Shooting days: 3, on 3 locations
Shooting period: August-September 2013
Relating to film characters and situations is an interesting subject you can easily identify with.
I find that many relationships are influenced by it. It's ridiculous, but I was obsessed by the idea of ideal friendships based on the TV show FRIENDS, which really crippled my perception of how friends should be.
So I will be bringing my own experience to the project, hoping it will help some people see their problem from a different point of view.
Role Model will be shot like a romantic comedy - there will be light colors and soft bright lights. Through this, we want to bring the idea behind main character's actions closer to the viewer. His world is perfect, and he wants you to be a part of it.
-The apartment: We managed to find and book a lovely family apartment, which fits ideally with the romantic ideas and intentions of the main character.
- Mood board
About the director:
My name is Anastasia Rudakova. I am a 22-year old debuting film-maker from Russia, living in Paris. So far, thanks to amazing people in this city I have been able to shoot music videos and help some of them with their films. Now I want to make my own and you can be a part of it.
About the principal actor:
Absolvent of several acting courses over the last 8 years, Marc is an experienced, responsive actor who takes direction exceptionally well. His experience with acting in short films and the range of characters he has covered during his career make him an invaluable asset for this film.