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BOGUS

by Michael Witta


Minister of Finance and Prime Minister

OUTLINE


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.

Contact:
John Barclay, Producer
Triune Films
111 Wildwood Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M4L 2K9
Tel: 416.686.0467
Fax: 416.686.0468
john@triune.ca


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Triune Films * The Naked Emperor * An Ordinary Miracle * Bogus * The Dragon * Something Special * Motley Tales