by Michael Witta
Minister of Finance and Prime Minister
Set in a fictitious country in Latin America, "Bogus" is a film
for youth and family viewing, aimed at the domestic and foreign markets.
Entranced and impassioned by a beautiful singing voice emanating from a
nearby apartment, a young composer sends his shadow to investigate. Once
detached, however, "It" seizes the opportunity to run loose, and
it travels the world spying on people and witnessing their behaviour (especially
their 'shadowy' sides). "It" takes on human form and equips itself
with the tools needed to quickly succeed, and then, familiar with the composer's
thoughts and ideas, ruthlessly takes credit for the composer's popular music.
Time passes, and the composer, now physically and creatively weak, is visited
by "It". Under the pretext of helping, "It" invites
him to visit a health resort, and asks the composer to temporarily act as
its shadow. The compliant composer recklessly agrees. Now demonstrating
the composer's talent as his own, "It" impresses the Princess,
and she agrees to marry it. To insure its position and cut all loose ends,
"It" asks the composer to become its real shadow. The composer
refuses. Facing incarceration in an asylum, the composer follows his friend's
advice on handling subversive shadows - "tell it firmly to take its
place, three times".
With every command, "It" cripples itself into two-dimensional
form until it finally lies subdued at the composer's feet, the place it
rightfully belongs. Recovering his health and regaining his integrity, the
composer is free to compose again.
SYNOPSIS and SCRIPT available.
John Barclay, Producer
111 Wildwood Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2K9
© Triune Productions Inc. & Michael Witta