Remittance is the second narrative feature from the writer/director team Patrick Daly and Joel Fendelman. Their debut feature David Protected content played at over 50 film festivals, winning numerous awards including the prestigious Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Montreal World Film Festival for films that make an outstanding contribution to understanding humanity. David is currently being distributed globally. Based upon an original script by Daly and Fendelman, Remittance tells a powerful and compelling story of a woman’s search for freedom set against the visual backdrop of hyper- modern Singapore. It combines gripping drama with an appreciation for the nuanced beauty of everyday life, embracing real locations, and incorporating real people to portray an honest, open and authentic look into the lives of migrant workers.
Bernice: FEMALE/ Protected content American, strong headed business woman. She moved her family to Singapore a few years back to head up an executive position. She runs her household and usually puts work first. She and her husband Ian employ Marie. Bernice has a hard time managing her family and her job and there is tension between her and Ian – who resents giving up his job to move to Singapore. Bernice will be Protected content of filming in Singapore during the months of July/August.
Ian: MALE/40 – 45/SUPPORTING: American, easy going, moves with his strong minded wife Bernice and two kids to Singapore to support her career. Tired of playing house dad, he pushes to hire a maid – the lead character Marie - to take over his responsibility of caring for their four year old son Ben. Ian will be 3 – 5 days of filming in Singapore during the months of July/August.
Sheila: FEMALE/ Protected content American, outspoken, is the daughter of Bernice and Ian. She is an ‘expat brat’ who goes to an expensive private school in Singapore. She has a comfortable life, but is independent and looking forward to leaving for college. Her relationship with her boyfriend is source of tension with her mother. Sheila will be 3 – 5 days of filming in Singapore during the months of July/August.
Ben: MALE/3-5/SUPPORTING: American, young son of Bernice and Ian. Need an easy-going boy to work with.
Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis.
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We are looking for expats with interest, passion and talent to be part of this project, and look forward to hearing from you :-)