THE HUMAN CONDITION

The Human Condition is the second major film to come from BIZZAY; the 45 minute film is a composed of 4 short films on life.

It is available on Amazon Prime.

SUMMARY

The Human Condition is a series of four short films dealing with choice and consequence, fate and free will. Originally meant to be a single short film about sacrifice, the project was soon scaled to be a bigger project; 6 short films and a 5 minute interlude. Later on, two of the films and the interlude were dropped in order to shorten the production schedule.

The full project was a collaboration between Zayn Roohi and Norberto De Jesús Jr, and can be broken down as follows:

1. THE GRAND PUPPETEER
(Written/Directed by Norberto De Jesús Jr)
2. THE EXCHANGER
(Written/Directed by both)
3. BUYING TIME
(Written/Directed by Zayn Roohi)
4. MEMENTO MORI
(Written/Directed by Zayn Roohi)

Memento Mori was originally written in 2016, and The Grand Puppeteer in 2017. Pre-Production began in May 2018, and the two middle scripts were written and added during this point. Shoot week one occurred from June 27 to July 1, when The Grand Puppeteer and Exchanger were shot. Buying Time and Memento Mori were shot during shoot week 2, from July 25 – July 30.

Post-Production work began following the end of shoot week 1 on July 1, and ran until mid-October. A local premiere happened on Oct. 25, where it was announced that this would be the final film from BIZZAY before the group went their separate ways.

CREW

Executive Producers: Upper One Studios & Zayn Roohi

Directed By: Zayn Roohi & Norberto De Jesús Jr
Written By: Zayn Roohi & Norberto De Jesús Jr
Director of Photography: Traejen Scott & Zayn Roohi
Assistant Director: Sebastian Baquero & Arsalan Malik
Primary Boom Operator: Kahleal Milner
Secondary Boom Operator: Corey Butler
Production Manager: Zayn Roohi
Production Assistant: Arslan Malik & James Janezich

Director of Editing: Zayn Roohi
Visual Effects & CGI: Zayn Roohi
Color Correction Artist: Zayn Roohi
Original Soundtrack: Norberto De Jesús Jr
Sound Design: Zayn Roohi
Web Design & Marketing: Zayn Roohi

Special Thanks:
Alaska Waste
Carousel Lounge Bar
South Anchorage High School
Lee Butterfield
Richard Benipayo
Lake & Peninsula Airlines

CAST

THE GRAND PUPPETEER
Scarlett: Jessie Wei
Puppeteer: Mark Robokoff
Mason: Richard Benipayo

THE EXCHANGER
Howard: Steven Brant Hill
Exchanger: Bryan Nelson
Young Howard: Brandon Rotkis
Interviewer: Jessica Walton
Rebecca: Ieva Mikalauskas
Board Member 1: Joseph C. Robertson
Board Member 2: Alex Beaudreault
Board Member 3: Jana Lage
Board Member 4: Paul Stevenson

BUYING TIME
Marco: Cameron Rosen
Elizabeth: Robin Thompson

MEMENTO MORI
Gus: Sebastian Baquero
Amara: Devan Hawkins
Jordan: Lucas Mahi
Father: David Souza
Mother: Grace Anderson

MEMENTO MORI EXTRAS
Sarissa Lammars
Ruth Cvancara
George Cvancara
Kurtis Saeteurn
Beto Rosales
JonJon Velasco
Arsalan Malik
Salman Malik
Mekennah Ward
James Janezich
Corey Butler
Kenzie Jeppson
Tiara Merculieff
Kaye Gumera
Shakirah Robinson
Aanisah Robinson
Kristin James
Duke Spencer
John Hunt

 
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