Description: Bayonet’s Hannah Lindgren and Andrew Quinn are mentoring a Greenwood Community High School student, Chris Remetta. He’s completing his senior capstone project this semester, which is writing and shooting a short film. As part of the film, they need to create a collage/mosaic self-portrait of the main character, so they are seeking a local artist to help with this.
Chris’ vision for “Receipts” is a high-school-based piece touching on the issue of conformity and the benefits of self-prioritization. The film follows the main character, James, who is looking back on memorabilia/receipts from his time with his group of friends, realizing that they aren’t actually his friends and that he doesn’t need to put up with their bullying behavior towards him and his best friend. As we see flashbacks of his time with his friends, and his tolerance for their behavior wane, they’ll intercut with him interacting with the physical “receipts” from those occasions. For example, a ticket stub, carnival wristband or actual receipt.
The last shot of the film, after he confronts his so-called friends, reveals that he has actually been creating a self-portrait on the floor of his bedroom with all of these items (and more items than just the ones he’s picked up!) See the attached image/image. (Although theirs would likely not be quite as distinctly multi-colored as this one.)
They are looking for a local artist who can help bring this vision to life. The artist would work with Chris to prepare his vision for the self-portrait/3D collage/mosaic, and also be there on set the day we film that scene to help it come to life.
Eligibility: Artists of any age who live in or nearby Indianapolis. (High school artists are encouraged to apply!)
Application launched: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis!
Artists notified: Friday, October 6, 2023 Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis!
Creative meeting with producer and director: Week of October 9-13, 2023
Approach/concept and/or WIP due: Monday, October 16, 2023
On-set installation and maintenance: TBD (This will be a half day on-set for the scene the piece is assembled during. The shoot is TBD but will take place over a weekend date in mid-October to mid-November.)
Budget: $400 ($200 artist fee, $200 materials allowance).
Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis!
What to Prepare:
Artist contact information (name, email, phone, website, socials)
Artist experience information
Up to 5 visual examples of past work
BRIEF written description of how you’d approach the project
BRIEF written description of why you’re interested in the project
How to Apply: Send the above information to Hannah Lindgren at email@example.com
Questions? Reach out to Hannah Lindgren at firstname.lastname@example.org