Winding Down 2020

From the desk of Robert Leckington:

As all of you are aware, 2020 has been a real test to us all, with a lot of businesses either shut down or are running at a minimum capacity. The entertainment business is no different. Broadway shows have been either cancelled or postponed, while the tri-state productions that are back to filming are overly cautious and continually checking actors for COVID related symptoms. Things have been halted to an excruciatingly slow crawl.

It is my hope that 2021 is an even better year for all of us and that things will return to normal at least to a better degree than they are now, anyway. I am sending positivity and light to everyone who needs it right now. Sure, I have been under a lot of stress lately and that positivity from me might sound a little odd, but it is my hope that we will endure and bring back what was lost this past year.

We can all help one another some way, somehow. Volunteering to help those that are struggling in any way possible is a good thing. It’s also a character builder. It shows your true character when you decline to help when you have so much more than you need. I took a service job recently that has opened my eyes to a lot of things I didn’t know I was capable of doing. It even has me considering doing outside volunteer work, if I have the time to do it, that is. I, personally want more out of myself. I want to help others and I encourage others to do the same.

As I sit here in a mall parking lot in South Jersey writing this post, I reflect on how far we’ve come this year. We are a nation of strength, we can and WILL get through this pandemic! Please be good to one another, I know it’s a stressful time, but if we can just get past our thoughts of indiscretion, I am positive that we can rebuild from what we’ve endured this past year! Keep up the positiveness my friends!

By the way, “Off The Grid: Survivalism and Frugality”, a docu-drama I co-star in is streaming on Amazon Prime! Go check it out at https://amzn.to/3fjaoz6.

I’ll write to you when I can.

All the best, Robert

‘Off The Grid: Survivalism & Frugality’ a docu-drama on Amazon Prime

Our docu-drama feature film has been on Amazon Prime for a few months now and has gotten some great reviews by friends and family. Why not stop by anytime and see how good it is for yourself? Leave some love.

click here: https://amzn.to/3aMr3Jk

Our Website & Covid-19 Issues

While we respect the issues and concerns of many, hardships have been endured. These concerns will be continually evaluated for the best possible experience of all involved. Look out for new changes to this webspace coming soon, you can even look out for new content to be shared right here soon as well. We hope that you are all safe and practicing safe distancing. You won’t want to miss what the future holds! Take care.

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New Press: A Film Review

Our short-short, “5 Minutes Alone” has been reviewed once again! Positivity and light for all to see. Come check it out for yourself.

Short and Sweet: Robert Leckington’s 5 MINUTES ALONE: Whatchareading.com.

Take care, everyone, during the pandemic!

 

Film With Us!

Here’s a post to our Facebook public page timeline, we’d love for you all to see. Come check it out!

Casting For Short Scene, “True To Life”

Hello all. Thank you for your interest in our short scene.

Big Red 4 Productions is casting a non-union down-to-earth African-American female for the role of “Tanya” in a short scene to be shot in the NYC area. We will give IMDB credit to all involved, and copy will be provided for your reel. This particular project was to be shot last Fall but had been put on hold due to budgetary reasons. But we’re back!

“True To Life” is a short dramedy scene about an interracial couple having a discussion of an uncomfortable situation. It’s nighttime, before bed scene, NO nudity. The actress should be comfortable wearing a nightgown. One option is to wear an XL football jersey (no logos). Also, please bring a neutral-colored silk nightcap or bandanna. No make-up or jewelry will be needed.

The actress should have braids (they do not have to be too long, but at least medium length). Height should be 5’5″ or shorter. Proportionate weight and size.

More than likely, the scene will be shot in a motel room as the scene is set during a vacation trip between the two characters.

Pay is $150, and the total amount of time for filming will be no longer than two hours maximum. We’re working with a small crew and have a limited budget. The emphasis will be on the safety and comfort of the actress participating. If interested, please email us at truetolife@extremelyloudmedia.com.

I have provided the original breakdown below from last Fall, but have since updated the current breakdown to eliminate toll and self-taped monologue requirement. Although sending one in would be better to showcase your talent. Thanks.

Original breakdown:

Hello.  I am happy to have you submit yourself for the role of “Tanya”, for my latest short demo reel clip. It’s my second film in a year. The idea behind this scene came from my own experience in my current interracial relationship. It’s a timely situation between a soon-to-be-married couple (in this scene anyway) and expectations between a neurotic husband (myself, playing the role of Nate) and a loving and inquisitive wife. There is a bit of dry humor in the last part of the clip, just so you know. Anyway, it is nighttime, before bed scene. I know the breakdown mentioned a nightgown but if you’re cool with it that’s fine, but now I’m kind of thinking maybe a nightshirt, or extra long football jersey (numbers, no logos if you have one) or something might work as well. Tanya will be wrapping her braids into a nightcap, so a neutral-colored nightcap would be ideal. I’m working with a small crew, they aren’t getting paid. I promised to pay the talent a $100 stipend and the possibility of travel expenses. As long as you keep your toll receipts I may possibly be able to reimburse you. As we stand right now, I was just hoping you could send in a self-taped 1-minute comedic monologue and a self-taped 1-minute dramatic monologue for my CD so she can see your work, or if you already have a demo reel — even better. You have a little bit of time, about a month since I am not able to shoot the scene until we can find a location and set the schedule for my crew. I’m targeting the end of September, early October. We will let you know if and when details become available. If you’d like to see my other short clip that we made last year you can go to https://filmfreeway.com/projects/1643408 and see it there. Thanks again for your interest!

~ Robert

 

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Actor & Drummer

Our good friend and publicist, Lisa Pellegrene, wrote a second article showcasing Robert and his talent back in November that wasn’t made available here. For your consideration, we’d like to share it with you now. Click the link here to view the article: Los Angeles Patch.com.

Big Press, No Whammies

Lisa Pellegrene PR has written a story showcasing Robert’s musical background in a new article published by New York Patch.com. Click this hyperlink to read the article.

‘True to Life’ Casting Call

We are casting for a down-to-earth African American female actress for a short-short interracial couple scene to be used on our reels. Robert will play the lead, we need a female to play opposite. If anyone is interested in submitting, please go to https://www.nycastings.com/casting-calls/True-To-Life-Short-Film.asp. Break a leg everyone!