THE NIGHT JAGUAR
Production Type: Sizzle Reel
Union Status: No Union Affiliation
Shooting Location: Austin, Texas
Shoot date(s): August 1st & August 2nd
Interviews: Self tape by request
Director: Robert Zimmer Jr.
Writers: Robert Zimmer Jr. & Matthew Halterman
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Synopsis:The Night Jaguar is a neo-noir thriller that asks what lengths people will go to for success. Adam and Adriana, two washed-up filmmakers in a dysfunctional relationship, fly to the Guadalajara film festival in hopes of financing their next feature. They meet Alvarez and Chen, two suspiciously generous people who want to fund the movie. However, asking where their money comes from only unravels a deeper and more treacherous web of secret societies and organized crime. The Night Jaguar takes the sexy and suspenseful brilliance of a movie like Eyes Wide Shut, and sets it in modern day Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mature Adult Situations //**Script available upon request via email.
Seeking the following roles:
ADAM — age range 30s, NYU film school graduate; burst onto the scene via the Cannes Film Festival with his debut B&W feature Encantando con la Muerte. His next film, a superhero franchise pre-boot, was an expensive flop, making him radioactively unemployable.Forced to direct big Pharma drug commercials for money, Adam comes to theGuadalajara Film Festival with his producing partner, desperate to sell his new movie, The Night Jaguar.
ADRIANA, Female, age range 30s, mixed-race. Adam’s producing partner ever since his film school days at NYU, leading her (unwittingly) to live in his shadow. They are an item – but everyone assumes she and Adam are married simply because they work together, which she resents. She forms an unexpected bond with Álvarez’ wife, Chen, who worries she has suffered the same fate with her husband. This bond eventually takes on a dangerous, intimate element.
ÁLVAREZ, Male, age range 45-55, Latinx/Hispanic, dapper, classically handsome but with tired eyes. He made his fortune in the Mexican resort real estate business, then turned to being a patron of the arts, in particular films. Álvarez retired a few years ago to the U.S. with his wifeChen , an actress, and their young daughter Isabella. He and Chen both became bored, however, and itched to be back in Mexico and back in their respective games. Álvarez accepts a job as Minister of Tourism for Mexico.
CHEN , Female, age range 40s-50’s, Latinx/Hispanic, a majestic, a semi- retired actress.Fifteen years ago, the wildly famous Chen (only one name necessary in LatinXculture) played the role of a lifetime in the movie version of famed telenovela Xicade Silva. The spotlight, too bright, drove her towards privacy and the joys of motherhood with her precocious daughter, Isabella. But like her husband, Chenbecame bored with suburban family life and itched for a return to the spotlight.
RUDY, Male, age range late 20’s- early 30’s, an acquisitions executive for a prestigious independent film distribution company. Pansexual, sex is part of doing business for Rudy and he’s good at business. TEXAS LOCAL HIRE ONLY
CREEPY MAN/WAITER, Male, late 20’s-early 30’s, an attractive, innocent-looking man. He works for an organized crime cartel and has been assigned to spy on Chen and Álvarez. This mission unfortunately costs him his life. TEXAS LOCAL HIRE ONLY
If selected you will be sent self tape instructions with audition sides.
Thanks so much and we look forward to receiving your submissions soon!
Michael Druck Casting