A short while ago, we received an e-mail that we’ve reproduced verbatim below:
My name is Matt Porter, and I am a filmmaker and recent New York University graduate.
I am searching for an Indian couple, ideally a husband and wife, over the age of 50 who would both be interested in acting in a comedic short film. The project will be filming from the 23rd to the 27th of August right outside Stamford, Connecticut. They would be playing very important roles, and although our budget it too low to pay them per day, we will be able to reimburse travel and feed them each day of the shoot. They will be involved in a professional short film, and in the end would receive a copy on a DVD.
No prior experience acting is necessary. We will conduct auditions in Manhattan and/or in Connecticut next week, so we can meet anyone who is interested.
Any help you could possibly give us with finding people who might be interested would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Matt Porter // Producer, Director
Now, don’t blame us if your wife runs off with the (presumably young) recent graduate Matt and your kids start questioning you about Amma’s new friend Matt ‘uncle.’
Nor will we be held responsible if Matt fails to pay your bus fare or feed you or takes risque pictures that appear in a future edition of Playboy for Geriatrics or the movie fails to win an Oscar.
In short, we’re not responsible for anything that may or may not happen to you. 😉
OK Matt, do you think we’ve done enough to spread the word.
BTW Matt, we strongly suggest you keep a big bottle of cologne handy. You see, Indians are not the most pleasant-smelling people on the planet. 😉
And you owe us lunch at a stinking Indian restaurant in NYC for this post.