Updated: Oct 18, 2019
After putting our feature film project on hold for some time due to funding restrictions we are now back on track. HEKATE Film Works runs the second casting phase of Montana Mischief Feature Film. Open Auditions.
We have additional options you can choose to audition; via Online Live, from May 2019 or in person in October - November 2019. To register to audition please visit our audition details page linked below. Then go into our members area and complete your profile.
The members area The Network edit/complete you our profile. We will be looking at our members area for extra information on the candidates, links, videos, images, bios etc.
Find the audition details here.
Montana Mischief versus Luc Besson’s Joan of Arc
Studying the films of Luc Besson we see that excess and stylisation are the two major hallmarks, common in both Indie filmmaking and Hollywood Movies. We are aware of this in characterisation, decor and genre. The characters of Besson are usually larger than life, physically strong and they seem to lack psychological or historical depth, rather like comic-strip characters. They are spectacular images cut loose from any clear historical context. The decor sometimes overrides narrative.
What makes Besson’s heroes inspiring is that we all have something in common with them, that is their weaknesses.
When asked about strong female characterisations, Besson replied that he found women much more interesting to make films about, because they are not as strong as men, physically. The strategies that women adopt to be strong is what makes them so interesting in movies’ leading roles, said Besson.
We wanted Montana Mischief to be created from building a leader of spectacular strength with a deep meaningful underlying story. Focusing on decor, genre and impacting images, we attempt to create psychological depth to the characters and a meaningful story from a clear historical background. The main character evolving and developing from visual images, both in film and out of it through the Montana Mischief pop art contest and other TransMedia Projects. Her character traits are revealed in the ways she chooses to deal with her circumstances. The story line is illustrated in pictures, the dialogue and soundtrack aid in complementing the deceptive storyline which purposefully misleads the audience to make different suggestions as to what the “Truth” is.
Feature UK Independent Film in Development.
Joan of Arc achieved a remarkable achievement in
her short life of 19 years.
In particular she embodied religious devotion with great bravery and humility, her life helped change the course of French history.
Joan of Arc
“She was greatly committed to the service of God and the Blessed Mary.”
From the age of 12 she began to have mystical visions. In these visions she said she felt the voice of God commanding her to renew the French nation. At her later trial Joan of Arc said she felt these visions were as real seeing another person. The visions were often accompanied by light and the presence of saints such as St Michael and St Catherine.
The 15 year old Janelle Montana is the Joan of Arch of the 21st Century. Her story is set in gang mobster environment in the down to earth neighbourhood of Lewisham, South East London.
The action packed story, begins with a young girl who has suffered a great loss and receives an extraordinary calling. Montana Mischief focuses in how Janelle Montana deals with her loss; it will also reveal the bravery of her character and the loyalty of her teenage friends. Her decisiveness to take over her father’s business marks a new stage in her life and shows how she assumes responsibility, gains strength and builds her character. All these events clash with the celebration of her 15th birthday.
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