Genre: Thriller

Logline:  When a grieving and precarious bookstore clerk, who is deaf, commits a heinous crime out of passion, he must cover his tracks before his crumbling psyche jeopardizes his integrity and freedom.

Welcome to Official Website of "The Bookstore Clerk"

Dear people who love movies, film fund groups, and/or investors:
Hello! My name is David Daniel Campbell, and I was born deaf, using American Sign Language as my primary language and I grew up in British Columbia for first 35 years of my life (I was originally from Lynn Valley, North Vancouver). I believe that my greatest strength is my vivid imagination. I have been a creative person my whole life, from writing short stories as a child to being a web designer/developer as an adult after I graduated from high school to be part of film industry in North America. If you had asked me at any point in my life what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have told you that I wanted to become an artist, a screenwriter but I am also interested in being a director as well.

The finished project will be around 21 minutes short film, and it is about a middle-aged deaf man who is grieving and goes on about his life trying to make the most of it. He is a regular guy with a lovely attitude and a wife back home but unexpectedly turns to prompt him to take wrongful decisions and must cover his tracks before his crumbling psyche jeopardizes his integrity and freedom.
In this short film, my job would be the director with a great DP for the project. I will also be doing some camera work and co-editing with someone who has more experience, but for this project, my main role is the director and cast myself as the main character role as a deaf middle-aged man in the film. So I will need a director of photography and an assistant director to work with me on a short film project and have the passion to make it happen. 

Being a director is a challenge for me because I have never directed scenes or movies before but like I said I have a pretty good imagination in my head. Some main issues I am going to be dealing with are weather conditions, scheduling, and time for actual shootings for the film. Of course, being a deaf man who wants to make a film without sounds? We need a sound technician for background music, dialogues and sound effects in the project as well. 

The total budget would be less than $15,000 - $700 per minute for a 21 pages screenplay and if you want more information (a detailed budget and the screenplay I wrote) for the project, just don’t hesitate to contact me!

Thank you for your time and consideration of the project and for supporting me in a second career journey.

David Daniel Campbell


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