actor seeks role


An aspiring method actor (Alex Karpovsky) in New York City resorts to medical acting, a part-time gig performing the symptoms of various illnesses for student doctors. Although his talents are overlooked for traditional roles on stage and screen, they catch the attention of a medical instructor (Dylan Baker) with a flair for the theatric.

+Winner Grand Jury Prize for Narrative Short at IFF Boston 2015+
+Winner Hammer To Nail Short Film Competition 2015+
+Opening Night Film at Rooftop Film Festival 2015+
+Online Premiere with The New Yorker+
+Profiled Short Film with Short of the Week and Film Shortage+
+Featured in Digg’s Short of the DayLaughing Squid, NoBudge, and IndieWire+

Slick production values and an impressive lead performance carry the weight. And a dark, subtly comedic tone, is handled well by director, Michael Tyburski, a veteran of Sundance and Filmmaker’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film’
— No Budge
...A fully realized, well shot and brilliantly acted short film that you’re probably going to see at numerous film festivals for the next few years. And with good reason– it’s outstanding… Actor Seeks Role is the real deal.
— Hammer to Nail ‘15
In the last couple of years Tyburski and his filmmaking partner Nabors have between them picked up a Grand Jury Award for Documentary Feature prize at SXSW 2013, a Special Jury Award at Sundance 2013 and have been listed as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. The pair are obviously highly-regarded in the filmmaking industry and should have a bright future ahead of them in their chosen profession.
— Short of the Week
Well-observed, bitingly funny and riddled with idiosyncrasies.
— IndieWire

To view the full film, click through to watch at The New Yorker.

Principal Cast: Alex Karpovsky, Dylan Baker, Arita Trahan, Chris Roberti, Stephanie Ellis, Kathleen Wise, Nelson Cheng

Director: Michael Tyburski
Writer / Producer: Ben Nabors
Adaptation: Ben Nabors, Michael Tyburski
Cinematographer: Todd Banhazl
Production Designer: Steven Jos Phan
Costume Design: Megan Stark Evans
Production Manager: Wyatt Angelo
Line Producer: Eddy Vallante
First AD: Peter Farnsworth
Casting Director: Chrissy Fiorilli-Ellington, CSA
Editor: Matthew C. Hart
Original Music: Matt Abeysekera
Still Photographer: James Chororos
Studio: {group theory}

Additional credits available via IMDB.