Writer (August 2018)

Day Trader is a short film about a Chicago Futures trader who revels the the reality of day trading.

Production Description:

I am in pre-production of an exciting short film about a day in the life of a Chicago Futures Trader.  The story is simple, but the editing will make it even more thrilling.  We follow Rick, our main character, as he goes about his daily life, through the hustle of the city into his trading office, where he trades.  We really show the trading, the thrill, the money he makes, the money he losses.  The emotion that comes with those hurdles.

There is no pay, but I can cover food and transportation if needed.  Shooting will be short, less than 2 hours for most scenes other than with Rick.  You will receive full IMDB credit, and my good graces for future projects.

Once complete, I will submit to as many festivals as possible, and hopefully maintain a solid relationship with my actors.  Because as you know, if you help me, I help you….

If interested in a role, please email cyprian@cyprianfrancis.com with a photo, which role you want and why you’re interested, and maybe a reel if you have one.  If not, it’s ok, I want passion, and people who appreciate filmmaking.


(Lead) Rick: Male, 20’s
Ethnicity: White
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Rick is a day trader who lives an exciting life, dealing with the ups and downs that come with trading.

(Supporting) Harrison: Male, 20s
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Harrison is also a day trader, a junior to Rick, who ends up having a very bad day.  Needs to be able to show frustration, anger, and confusion.

Rick’s Girlfriend: Female, 20’s
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Needs to be cute, charming, soft voice. Short phone call scene, and montage.  

Sexy Girl: Female, 20’s
Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Basic scene.  Need petite girl, with an appetite.  The scene is literally you eating a greasy burger.

Tino: Male, 40-60
Ethnicity: White/Italian
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Need swagger, well dressed boss like man who reigns over our two traders.  He keeps them in line and sets the tone for the office.

British Man: Male, 50-60
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Required Media: Headshot/Photo
Simple two scenes reading off of a teleprompter in front of the Chicago Board of Trade.  Looking for strong British accent.