"Are You Mister Lonelee?"
Logline: After his wife suffers amnesia and leaves him, a soft spoken middle aged man goes through a series of bizarre misadventures that culminates in a heated two day affair with a strange woman.
Synopsis: Are You Mister Lonelee? plays as a series of dreamlike, non-linear vignettes about the life of a man known only by his last name, Conroy. The story begins two days in the past, When Conroy encounters a strange young woman by the name of Sylvia who reminds him of his departed wife, right down to her sexual proclivities. The story flashes back and forth between Conroy's fling with Sylvia, his past life with his wife, and scenes that depict the way in which Conroy deals with his wife leaving him, including Conroy's encounters with a jolly night watchman, a psychotic renter, and a nosy neighbor who embarrasses him in front of the whole neighborhood. Are You Mister Lonelee? is a light drama about the perils of mediocrity in middle America that lands thematically somewhere between Falling Down and American Beauty.
Conroy: Lead (cast) A Southern gentleman, Conroy leads the proverbial life of quiet desperation. He is generally stoic and passive. After his bland, yet sexually aggressive wife suffers a traumatic brain injury that causes her to leave him for a bohemian lifestyle with a local artists' collective, Conroy rents out his home, but can't bring himself to throw away or move any of his wife's belongings. He moves into the office space he and his wife used to share and continues to live in stasis- pretending he is a widower. One night, a whiskey binge with the building's night watchman sends Conroy over the edge and all of the years of frustration with his mediocre life come to the fore. Conroy's meltdown amounts to little more than a temporary catharsis, as he finds himself returning to his old home, and even re-enacting his married sex life with a woman he doesn't know. Ultimately, Conroy comes to terms with his conservative ways.
Sylvia: Female Supporting (pref. blonde, very early 20's) Sylvia is a member of Majestic 12, the artists' commune that Conroy's wife moves to after her accident. She is young, impetuous and sexually aggressive, with spiky blonde hair and belly button and septum piercings. She goes to Conroy's to retrieve some items belonging to Conroy's wife, to get a few free meals and sundry items for herself- even if it means having sex with Conroy to get what she wants. Her fling with Conroy lasts two days- just long enough for her to develop a bit of an emotional attachment to the man. Her motives are self-serving, but she is not old enough to be cynical. Sylvia should bear a marked resemblance to Conroy's unnamed wife.
Ms. Nash: Female Supporting (late 30s-50) A morbidly obese middle aged spinster, Ms. Duke is mostly jolly, but despite appearing flighty, she is acutely aware of her weight and harbors a vicious side that only surfaces in extreme circumstances- such as when Conroy breaks into his house while she is living there.
Crews: Male Supporting (Late 50's- early 60's, African American strongly preferred, but not necessary) A jolly night watchman who works at the building that Conroy and his wife had their office at. After he rents out his home, Conroy takes up residence in the office, and Crews pays him a drunken visit. Crews is somewhat like Conroy in that he internalizes his problems, but, as a recent widower and lifelong blue collar worker, has also known more genuine pain in his life and is therefore more at peace with turmoil and adversity than Conroy is. While Conroy bottles his feelings up and explodes periodically, Crews thinks matters through and is able to let them go gently.
Mrs. Duke: Female Supporting (late 40's-60's) A bitter old widow, neighbors often joke that Mrs. Duke nagged her husband into an early grave. She is a sharp tongued gossip who simply doesn't see why the world around her won't simply do everything she tells it to. In a fit of desperation, Conroy pours his heart out to Mrs. Duke over tea and soon the whole neighborhood is aware of his plight.
Neighborhood Children: Voice only (pref. Male, pre-pubescent voice) local kids who prank call Conroy and call him "Mister Lonelee" the lead boy should be malicious- the others simply giggle along.
Mrs. Conroy: Female Supporting (30's) Conroy's wife, she is unnamed in the story and the script. Attractive, pref. blonde, bearing a striking resemblance to Sylvia. Conservative girl, not necessarily beautiful. A meek Catholic who swears a blue streak in bed- then breaks into fits of Hail Marys and sobs afterwards. She suffers major brain trauma in a car accident and leaves Conroy to join an artists' commune downtown.
Synopsis: Harold is a mess. He's well into his thirties, overweight, unattractive, and he lives with his mother. He's become so self-conscious that he can't even masturbate... Harold has a plan … but how farce will he go to get off??? Then, one day, he decides to resort to drastic measures so he can finally get off...
Harold- Lead, (Male 30ish) Out of shape, plain, dorky, lacking self-confidence and VERY self-conscious.
The Dealer- Supporting (Male or Female 20s)
Mom- Supporting (Female 50s)- Very proper, still treats Harold as if he were ten years old.
Frisbee Boy- Supporting (Male 9-12)
Edna- (Female Voice 20s) sexy voice in Harold’s head.
Kids and Mothers at Park- extras
Alone in the Dark Synopsis:
Psychologist Dr. Thornton has been called to the home of a young girl named Cecilia, by her Mother, because the young girl is hiding in her room and refuses to come out. When Cecilia begins a dialogue with the Doctor, he quickly realizes the situation is not at all as it seems and this precocious girl made be the one with all the answers.
Alone in the Dark Character Descriptions:
Dr. Thornton- Lead (Male 35-65) A mild mannered Psychologist, father and husband. The situation at hand is confusing to him.
Cecilia- Lead (Voice Only) (Female 9-12) A precocious girl who is very confident that she understands the situation at hand.