The short film Second Team is a hilarious must-watch satire on the entertainment industry’s over-appreciation of actors and its under-appreciation of stand-ins.
Directed by Ria Pavia, the recent pick for “Short of the Week” portrays both a pair of terrible actors bemoaned by production and their respective pair of stand-ins, who are also fighting exes forced to do a second team rehearsal — bringing rich life to the script the first-team actors failed to bring.
Have a watch!
Plot of Second Team (as described in its YouTube description):
Jackie and Molly may have broken up, but they still have to spend their days together acting like best friends in their jobs as stand-in actors on a seemingly basic sitcom called 2 Millennial Girls. With her directorial debut Second Team, director Ria Pavia defies expectations by playing with the established and well known codes/tropes of multiple genres to deliver a fun, exciting, surprising, witty and clever comedy that leaves you wanting for more.
The channel’s review is glowing:
I cannot stress this enough, Second Team is one of the best comedic surprises I have had in a long time! With multiple layers, it keeps on giving until the last second, […] The film reveals its self-awareness, and does not solely rely on the gimmick of a (bad) show within the film. From there, my newfound careful optimism swiftly turned into full blown investment, as the short unfolds at a very enjoyable pace, revealing trick after trick throughout its 10-minute run-time.
Watch It Now!
If Stand-In Central hasn’t gotten you to watch the short film Second Team by now, make sure you do!
- Second Team on YouTube: https://youtu.be/R-UNLvY1y5k
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