Lazy Susan Productions Seeking Music for Independent Film - I Liked You Better Before

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Lazy Susan Productions is seeking music for their film "I Liked You Better Before". If placed in the film, songwriters will be compensated $150, featured on the Lazy Susan website, and given full screen credit. The music they are looking for is whimsical, circuslike, melodic and fun./n/nLazy Susan Productions is seeking music for their film "I Liked You Better Before". If placed in the film, songwriters will be compensated $150 CAD for use of their track. All included artists will be featured on the Lazy Susan Productions website and given full screen credit. As is standard in this type of agreement, there will not be royalty payments. All artists will be provided with a copy of the finished product. Please note that songwriters retain ownership over their materials and that this is a basic flat fee license.

Artists must own all publishing rights (including any and all samples) and the master recording of the material they submit for consideration.

Musical Requirements:

The music they are looking for is whimsical, circuslike, melodic and fun. A cross between Django Reinhardt, Benoît Charest (Les Triplletes de Belleville sound track) and The Real Tuesday Weld (tracks: At the House of the Clerkenwell Kid and I love the Train). It should capture the campy, carnival, madness that the group brings- dark but humorous. They are looking for instrumental pieces, preferably without vocals.

Film Synopsis:

Inspired by freak carnival sideshow and the infamous Lobotomobile, "I Liked You Better Before" tells the story of a band of charlatans who travel through rural Canada performing plastic surgery procedures at breakneck pace on farmers and townspeople ca. 1969. The surgeries are performed in the Mobile Surgical Beautification Unit, a vintage Airstream Bambi trailer.

The dynamic and charismatic Barker, who is equal parts Mad Hatter and used car salesman, offers patented instant beautification transformations at a bargain rate. locals are offered five procedures for the price of one and “the heavy, the homely, the unfortunate” are swindled out of their savings in exchange for the opportunity to be saved by way of liposuction, facelifts, and implants.

The instant beautification transformations are performed by the bearded board-certified surgeon, “Dr. Lady”. One by one the locals enter the trailer to undergo their beautification transformations and one by one they emerge in what becomes an increasingly disturbing parade of horribles. With the Barker’s staff on hand cheering enthusiastically, even the most botched of surgeries seems to pass muster or at least to leave the transformed in a state of bewilderment lasting long enough for the Mobile Surgical Beautification Unit to skip town in search for the next pack of ugly ducklings longing to be swans.

About Lazy Susan Productions:

Lazy Susan is the production company of filmmaker, Michal Lavi, based in Calgary, Canada. Michal has written and directed three short films: Tying the Not (2008), Arithmetic–Annie’s Life in Numbers (2009) and I Liked You Better Before (2009, in post-production). The recipient of an Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) grant, Tying the Not premiered at the Swansea Bay International Film Festival in Wales, where it was nominated in the Best First Film–North America category. It has also been screened at SkyFest in Asheville, North Carolina, and as part of the National Screen Institute's (NSI) Online Short Film Festival.

Her second film, Arithmetic–Annie's Life in Numbers, was shot with the support of the AFA and the NFB’s film assistance award. Completed in September 2009, it stars Sarah Lind (Smallville, The Assassination of Jesse James, A Gun to the Head) and features original music by Lullaby Baxter. Arithmetic is a coming of age story told through a series of vignettes anchored by numbers and captions. It is presently being submitted to festivals around the world.