Short Film
REIDframed Studios (OTTAWA MIP) - "Repairman Racket: Hidden Lies"
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Area of media:
Short Film
June 20, 2024
We are STRAIGHT booking from submissions.
Shooting starts:
June 29, 2024 8:30 am
Shooting finishes:
June 29, 2024 3:45pm
Shooting locations:
Ottawa, Ontario
Cities for response:
Toronto, Ottawa
Synopsis/ Storyline: Alexandra, a stay-at-home mom, is targeted by a fraudulent HVAC professional, Vince. With the help of her friend Amanda and Officer Jenkins, Alexandra fights back against Vince's scams and protects her family. Meanwhile, her daughter Julie struggles with asthma and the poor air quality in their home. As tensions rise, Alexandra must find a way to keep her family safe and healthy. This story highlights the importance of community, support, and determination in overcoming adversity.
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadALEXANDRA WILLIAMSFemale 30 - 29 Years old
LEAD – ALEXANDRA WILLIAMS: Female 30s. Alexandra, African American, is a caring and protective stay-at-home mom in her late 30s. She is deeply concerned about providing a safe and healthy environment for her daughter. With her husband deployed overseas, she is managing the household and caring for her daughter on her own. Her goal is to protect her family from scams and fraud, and she is determined to do whatever it takes to keep them safe. Despite her vulnerability to scams due to her husband's absence and her own lack of expertise in HVAC systems, Alexandra is resourceful and determined to find a solution.

WARDROBE: 1. Casual Attire
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadJULIE WILLIAMSFemale 10 - 13 Years old
LEAD – JULIE WILLIAMS: Female 10. Julie, African American, is Alexandra's 10-year-old daughter, who suffers from asthma and is affected by the poor air quality in their home. As an African American child, she is curious and playful, but also innocent and vulnerable. Her goal is to feel safe and healthy in her home environment, and she relies on her mother to protect her. Julie's love for her mother and desire for protection and care drive her motivations, and she is deeply affected by the stress and worry that her mother experiences.

WARDROBE: 1. Casual Attire
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadVINCEMale 40 - 50 Years old
LEAD - VINCE: Male 40s. Vince is a charismatic and manipulative fraudulent HVAC professional in his mid-40s. As a white man, he has a history of scamming vulnerable individuals, including African American women like Alexandra. His goal is to make a quick profit by scamming Alexandra and other vulnerable individuals, and he is driven by financial gain and a sense of power and control. Despite his charm and charisma, Vince is deceitful and greedy, and his own arrogance eventually leads to his downfall.

WARDROBE: 1. Branded Work Shirt, Utility Pants, a Fire-Resistant Jacket and safety boots, with a few shiny rings
Role typeRoleGender & Age range
LeadOFFICER JENKINSMale 40 - 50 Years old
SUPPORTING: OFFICER JENKINS: Male 40S. Officer Jenkins is a professional and empathetic police officer in his mid-40s who has dealt with similar cases of fraud in the past. As a white man, he is sympathetic to the victims of Vince's scams, including Alexandra. His goal is to bring Vince to justice and protect the community from his fraudulent activities. Officer Jenkins is motivated by a sense of duty, a desire for justice, and empathy for victims like Alexandra. He faces conflict in dealing with the bureaucracy and red tape of the legal system, ensuring that Vince is held accountable for his actions.

WARDROBE: 1. Police Uniform Attire