Comedy Feature Film currently in development
Written by Emily Corcoran
‘Over Acting’ is a female orientated black comedy in the same vein as ‘Bridesmaids’, 'Frances Ha', 'The Heat', ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’, ‘Bridget Jones Diary’, ‘Muriel’s Wedding’ with a little bit of 'Weekend at Bernies' thrown in.
Jane is in her late 30s and still hanging onto her dream of being a successful actress – otherwise known as working in a call centre and living in a Brixton dive with nobody but a Tina Turner drag queen for company.
To make matters worse, her Nan just died and her arch enemy/land lady the ex-Soap Star, Alison Barnsley, has put the rent up.
Her one respite is a once a week acting class, although with the misogynist tutor Pawlasky, it’s more insult than enrichment.
One day, the sweet, naive and stuttering Suzanne appears in the class and Jane’s life is changed forever. The daughter of the future Prime Minister, Suzanne’s privileged connections and love of Shakespeare bring the two together to work towards a showcase for no less than, Sir Kenneth Brannagh. Jane’s big break is finally within her grasp.
But, not for long. An unfortunate incident involving a video camera and a misplaced shove – puts an end to Mr Pawlasky.
Will Jane let a dead body get in the way of her one shot at stardom? Not likely!
A hilarious story of friendship, a randy Nan, florescent green underpants, dancing willies, narcotic fuelled theatrical agents, evil twins and true love with a podiatrist – ‘Over Acting’ is the British answer to ‘Bridesmaids’.