Feature film by US Indy giant is looking for two Cantonese speaking
men in their 20's. Dates of employment March 9 &10 plus travel time
to Philippines, Bohol, fully paid.
Please record auditions in Cantonese on video using either AVI or
Quicktime formats. Go to yousendit.com and click "send file." You will
be prompted to attach the file to send, just like an email. After
attaching the file, send to email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXT. San Isidro – slit trench – evening
The four coolies attached to the garrison are digging a slit trench –
What goes in this hole?
The white ghosts shit in it
(CONFUSED) They were out in the field all day. Why don’t they shit there?
Because they’re white. They shit in this hole and then they cover it with lime and then with dirt.
You’re making fun of me.
I’m telling you the truth. I’ve seen them do it.
It’s some kind of magic. And a terrible waste of shit.
Maybe. After they bury it they usually move away.
It can’t be safe to work for them. I don’t like to carry their bombs. Or their men when they’re wounded.
What do you like to carry?
The others laugh, even the poker-faced Chuckles.
These ones feed you better than the black-hair white men.
This is true.
And they pay better than the monkey-fuckers in Manila.
The ones here are so poor they have no money to pay.
The dog-eaters here are so poor they are their own coolies.
(signs) And that is as low as a man can sink.
EXT. STREAM - MORNING
Children play in the water as WOMEN from the village scrub clothes. The women barely look up as the coolies pass with bundles of soldiers’ clothing-
May today we don’t have to dig.
I don’t mind digging. Unless it’s after a battle.
That was bad.
They begin to lay the clothes out-
They use us like mules, but mules don’t have to bury the dead.
EXT. STREAM - MORNING
The coolies are scrubbing clothes in the running water-
If you have enough land you can sleep all day while other people work on it. And if the government is forcing men to be soldiers you can pay somebody else to take your place.
But if that man is killed his spirit will haunt you.
Better than being killed yourself.
When I get home I’m going to buy some too.
You gamble too much. You gamble and you lose.
But some day my luck is going to change. Without gambling, I’ll be an old man before I have enough to buy land.
You were born under a bad sign. If your luck changes, it will be for the worst.
He senses something, look around-
Where did they go?