WESTERN INDEPENDENT PICTURES presents
AN SGS PRODUCTION
A SEAN SLATER FILM
"RECRUITER"
STARRING DOUGLAS ROSSI, SEAN SLATER, ASHLEY TAYLOR
EDITED BY DEXTER COLLINS
PRODUCTION DESIGNER NATHANIEL QUINN
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY CHAD RUPNARINE
PRODUCED BY SEAN SLATER & ERIC MILLS
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY SEAN SLATER

RECRUITER is an in-depth look into the trials and tribulations of Jeff, a street promoter living in New York City. As he works to recruit audience members for free movie screenings he faces constant rejection and outright hostility from the people he encounters and struggles to maintain his dignity against a seemingly cold and indifferent city. He attempts to ease his loneliness with Linda, a mysterious woman he meets online and matches wits with a fellow recruiter, Seth, who educates him on the cutthroat realities of street recruiting.

Using brutal social satire RECRUITER sheds light on a subculture not yet seen in American cinema. The alienation and dissatisfaction felt by its characters mirrors the perilous state of our national psyche and aims to reveal some of the deeper truths in our collective consciousness. Filled with scathingly hilarious observations about human relationships, RECRUITER also asks uncomfortable questions about the nature of capitalism and identity in our modern age.

DOUGLAS ROSSI (Jeff) received his MFA in classical acting from The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Since relocating to NYC. he's played lead and supporting roles in over fifty films/commercials/web series (including nine independent features) and more than sixty plays. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor of 2008 in The Midtown International Theatre Festival and last year won Best Featured Actor of The Planet Connections Fest. Also a graduate of the Second City's Conservatory Program, he's studied longform at The People's Improv Theatre and advanced scenework with Austin Pendleton at HB Studio. Member of SAG-AFTRA and seeking representation.

ASHLEY TAYLOR (Linda) Having recently relocated to Los Angeles after a few wonderful years in New York, she’s had the good fortune of having performed on stages, in music halls and on screen both at home in Canada and here in the United States. Select theatre credits include: Children of God at the Manhattan International Theatre Festival, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Sound of Music; Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; Cosette in Les Miserables, Select film/tv credits: The Cold Equations, 1-800 Missing; Stickin’ Around; Heidi. Many thanks to Sean and the gang for this wonderful opportunity! You can follow Ashley on her blog: http:// theamericanadiandream.blogspot.com/

SEAN SLATER (writer/director, Seth) is an actor, writer and educator living in New York City. His plays and films include “The Business Lunch”, “The Drifter” and “Man+Woman=Play”. His award winning play “Algerians” received its premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. He is currently a senior company member at the Actors Theatre Workshop.

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