Writer and Director Jasper Rouse is looking for a storyboard artist to sketch out his ideas for his new short film ‘Meet Me Where I Am’ ahead of the shoot in South London at the end of January.
‘Meet Me Where I Am’ is the story of a despondent man struggling to cope with his mother’s Alzheimer’s. He feels guilty for not visiting her more but seeing his mother in such a way; lost, confused, and unable to recognise him, is distressing. As he spends more time with her, he finds that trying to ignore the disease only leads to more pain. It is only when he learns to accept her condition, rather than trying to fight it, that he can reconnect with what still remains of her; her smile, her warmth, and undoubtedly, her undying love for him.
Jasper Rouse is a writer and director from the Isle of Wight. After attended the National Youth Theatre where he trained as a teenager, he then went on to study English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths University, where he gained a keen eye for character, story, and writing. After this, he attended MetFilm School to study an MA in Directing Film.
If your application is successful, you will meet with Jasper at the Ventnor Exchange in early January to discuss more about the project. The collaboration will then continue online so can be carried out remotely and around other commitments. We anticipate approx 10 hours of work in total to create the storyboards which the Director and Crew will use to plan their shoot. There is a fee of £100 up for grabs, as well as your name in the credits of the film and an invitation to the first screening.
You do not need to have any previous experience of creating storyboards, but an ability to create drawings that help to illustrate the Director’s vision. An interest in film is also desirable.
Practical info: To apply, please tell us why you would like to take part in this opportunity. If you have any links to examples of your work please feel free to include them or you can email us at email@example.com