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This is an excerpt from the dark comedy short film titled Bald Future, starring Mark Bonanno from Aunty Donna, Jess Kenneally and Joseph Green.

LOGLINE:

Paranoid that his job is on the line because of his balding hairline, a lowly office drone resorts to desperate measures in order to fit in at the office.

SYNOPSIS:

Peter is an outcast at his own job. He can feel everyone dripping with disdain for him, and he thinks it is because he's bald. He's especially paranoid that his boss Owen's resentment to Peter is growing with every follicle that falls from his scalp. All Peter wants to do is fit in. 

 

When new employee Brad comes in with his perfect hair, everyone hangs off his every word. Almost immediately he is given Peter's accounts, and Peter's worst nightmare is coming true. When delivering the files to Brad, Peter's resentment towards Brad leads him to inadvertently cause Brad's deadly fall off a chair, cracking his temple on the corner of his desk. With Brad dead, Peter thinks he might be able to ingratiate himself again with Owen, but trying to do this at the funeral only serves to make things worse.

 

Now desperate to save his job, watching old horror movies with his aging mother, Peter comes up with a last desperate solution to fit in at the office, a way to fill Brad's boots and his hair.

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TALENT 

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MARK SAMUAL BONANNO

Owen - The Boss

Mark Samual Bonanno is one of the three current performing members of Aunty Donna, a host of the Aunty Donna Podcast, and main cast member in Netflix Series' Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun. Aside from his work with Aunty Donna, Mark has worked on the ABC TV series Why Are You Like This? with Naomi and Humyara Mahbub. He has also been involved in The Wizards of Aus, Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am, and Unclespace. Mark has appeared on several third-party podcasts including Wilosophy, The Weekly Planet and Don't You Know Who I Am?, Mark has a twitch channel and streams under verypolitegamer.

JESS KENNEALLY

Peter - Balding Office Drone

Jess Kenneally is a film and television actor who grew up in Melbourne, Australia and briefly studied Arts/Journalism then Outdoor studies before attending NIDA Open in 2013 to study acting. Working on both sides of the camera, Jess has a wide range of experience from producing stage productions to writing the feature film The Fort (2019).

JOSEPH GREEN

Brad - Beloved Employee

Joseph Green is an actor and comedian based in Melbourne, Australia. As a comedian he has performed across Australia, New York, London. His current show 'What are the Chances?' can be seen at this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He can also be seen in ABC's upcoming season 2 of Superwog as well as Apple TV's 'Shantaram' alongside Charlie Hunnam (directed by Justin Kurzel). He has previously trained at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and studied a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.

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DIRECTOR: MICHAEL WHYNTIE
DIRECTOR: REILLY ARCHER-WHELAN
WRITER: MICHAEL WHYNTIE
PRODUCER: SARAH PASS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JOEY MENZEL

CREW

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: SCOTT POPE

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: GARTH ERNSTZEN

EDITOR: MICHAEL WHYNTIE

COMPOSER: NICOLAS RAMIREZ-GUEVARA

COMPOSER: DAN YOUNG

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: CIANDRA MOORE

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR: ARIELLE DEVINE

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION DESIGNER: LAUREN NASH

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION DESIGNER:RYAN KENDALL

STEADICAM OP: LISA CUSHING

1ST AC: BEC SMART

2ND AC:  HAMISH MCGLIN

2D AC: CARTER LOOKER

GAFFER: PARRY MOURIKIS

GAFFER: ACAUA DOHERTY

GAFFER: REECE ERDMAN

THIRD ELECTRICS: JOHN DO

SOUND RECORDIST: HAYLEY BENNETT

MAKE UP ARTIST/SFX: SARIKA ALLEN

PROSTHETICS /SFX: ELLA KEYS

BEHIND THE SCENES: JACOB BUCKLEY

BEHIND THE SCENES: ERICA LEWIS

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: HARRY GABELICH

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: KEVIN CHEONG

VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST: RELLY ARCHER-WHELAN

SOUND DESIGNER: NICOLAS RAMIREZ-GUEVARA

FINAL MIXER: IAN CAMILLERI

COLOURIST: JAMES KILPATRICK


STARRING

PETER: JESS KENNEALLY

BRAD: JOSEPH GREEN

OWEN: MARK SAMUAL BONANNO

GRETA: DANIELLA CASMI

CAST

WOMAN IN ELEVATOR: EMMA SPENCER-LELEK

BITTER COLLEAGUE: SARAH PASS
PETER'S MUM: GAY HARRIS
NEW EMPLOYEE WITH EXCELLENT BEARD: RYAN COFFEY

EXTRAS: KATIE ARCHER, LEWIS MACMASTER,  PAIGE HORTON, HARRY GABELICH, KATRINA LAI,  JARRYD GOUNDRE, VICTORIA BABATSIKOS, JAYDEN DENKE, JAMES LECHMERE, CECE VERDUGO, JESSICA JAENSCH, ANNALEISE HOUSTON, TANITH MARTIN, IMOGEN ALLCHIN, BELLA SOFRA, ELLIE BELTRAMIN

SPECIAL THANKS TO:
WALTER BUCKLEY, NOREEN WHELAN, JESS JAENSCH SOPHIE POWER, ELI MAK, ANTOINETTE WHYNTIE, PRUE CLARKE, KAYLA RUSTEM, ANNA CHARALANBOUS  BRAYDEN THOMPSON, ELISE SLATTERY, TANIA MOLCHANOVA, JOEL BURZACOTT, KIM BENNETT. PETER VOGEL, JARRYD GOUNDREY, PARASKEVAS MOURIKIS, VERA KUKUK, KATRINA LAI, BLAKE PAVEY TYNAN KEARNS, EMMA SPENCER 

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS

BARRY AT COLLECTIVE 100

CATHERINE SONSINI AND FAMILY

SIMON AND RINGWOOD BOWLS CLUB

KATHERINE DALE AT CENTURY ARTISTS

OFFSHOOT RENTALS

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