THE SCREENING, 13min., USA
Directed by Orhun Timur
A tale we know all too well; hopeful actor waits to be called into his commercial audition. However, things are not as they appear. Our hopeful young actor is struck with confusion when he is met with an interrogation from a Sag-Aftra Agent. This satire takes a dive into our relationship with rules and regulations, and how we choose to bend them when it is convenient to us.
We all too often hit “agree to terms and conditions” without even reading the first paragraph. It has become part of our society to bend the rules we actively or passively agreed to without feeling guilt. The Screening a reflection of just that. Too often there are rules that we give less importance to, and as a result we don’t uphold them. What better device for us to understand this then, than the entertainment community that many of us belong to. It’s seems innocent until it isn’t.
The writer ( Chris T.) and I both love the style of satire comedy. We both find satire digestible to explore this issue, which could be portrayed darkly. The Screening is the the slap on the wrist and gentle reminder we all need when agreeing to contractual rules.