Actor Seeks Role

Official Website for the short film, Actor Seeks Role, Starring Alex Karpovsky and Dylan Baker. Directed by Michael Tyburski Written and Produced by Ben Nabors. © 2015 {group theory}.

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SCREENING: ACTOR SEEKS ROLE WILL SCREEN AT Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL


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PRESS ROUNDUP FOR ACTOR SEEKS ROLE

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ACTOR SEEKS ROLE IS SHORT OF THE WEEK!

"Actor Seeks Role is a distinct and unusual story, featuring some confident filmmaking and captivating performances and its really the fascinating narrative and credible characters that make the film’s 19-minute duration fly-by in the blink of an eye….Tyburski’s assured drama offers a riveting glimpse into a side of acting not often seen or discussed in film.” - Short of the Week


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"Well-observed, bitingly funny and riddled with idiosyncracies, "Actor Seeks Role" has much to recommend, including its superb acting duo. Karpovsky ably ranges from melancholic to absurd, while Baker gives a performance of typical flair."


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REVIEW: STAGE BUDDY REVIEWS ACTOR SEEKS ROLE

"Directed by award-winning Michael Tyburski, the film takes a dark, humorous look at the peculiar niche of medical acting and a hyper-dedicated, under-performing New York actor (Alex Karpovsky) trying to make a living off it while enduring a steady flow of rejections from actual gigs (and his acting coach). The only affirming voice in his world is an over-eager medical educator (Dylan Baker) who is far more impressed by the Meisner technique than his own students. As the actor immerses himself in his method, he begins to loss himself in the next set of convoluted symptoms as the lines between craft and reality begin to blur. Carefully styled, shot and paced, the film never feels rushed but builds to a brisk conclusion that aims to tantalise more than shock." - StageBuddy

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Actor Seeks Role screens Opening Night of Rooftop Film's Summer Series on May 29th in Brooklyn!


OFFICIAL SELECTION: Actor Seeks Role will screen at the Nantucket Film Festival, June 24 - 29.

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WINNER: Actor Seeks Role wins the Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Short at IFFBoston!

"A fully realized and sharply acted film with an exceptional performance from Alex Karpovsky, Actor Seeks Role is a Faustian tale about a struggling method actor who discovers his greatest talents as a medical performer for student doctors." - Jury // IFFBoston"


Actor Seeks Role WINS Hammer to Nail's Short Film Contest!

"Michael Tyburski’s Actor Seeks Role immediately leapt out ahead of the pack. It’s a fully realized, well shot and brilliantly acted short film that you’re probably going to see at numerous film festivals for the next few years. And with good reason– it’s outstanding.

Paul (Alex Karpovsky) plays an actor struggling to master his art. He takes intense classes, goes on (and is routinely rejected at) auditions yet, he keeps plugging along. Only one person seems to truly believe in him and see his genius– a doctor at a local medical college named Friedman (Dylan Baker). Yes, Paul is Friedman’s own personal ingénue who is masterful at portraying symptoms that never cease to throw off the eager students in class. Starved for the attention and accolades Friedman lavishes on him, Paul aims to please by going full-on method each night in terms of learning the physical ailments that Friedman has assigned. But as with any obsessive artist, how far is too far when it comes to dedicating oneself to their craft?

Actor Seeks Role is the real deal. It’s a very well realized short film that had the good fortune to land two spectacular character actors in Karpovsky and Baker. Another great thing about this short is that it seems to truly exist as the short that is presented. That is to say, it’s not too much story shoved into a small constraint nor does it drag on. It also doesn’t feel open ended, like a short film which is really a few scenes culled from a feature the filmmaker wants to get made based on the success of the short. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I found it refreshing to see a short film that fully takes advantage of it’s time constraints and uses them brilliantly."

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: ACTOR SEEKS ROLE WILL Premiere AT Independent Film Festival Boston, April 22 - 30.


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Actor Seeks Role's Trailer release featured in Filmmaker Magazine!

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