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Whisper Creek Promo: HUGE GUY found, Hacksaw flying in to play Charles.

trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
edited January 2011 in Singularity Engine++
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(I live in Edmonton)

Ok, I'm shooting a promo for our mini-series at the end of the month. It's a prelude that ties into the main storyline and showcases what kind of show the viewer will be in for. Using the Red One super hi-def camera again, plus renting a real dolly track and a jib crane and a bunch of extras are coming and a police car and one of the stuntmen from Smallville, etc. etc. We also have a good shot of getting this on CTV when it's done> IF I can make a high-quality product. I'm not worried about anything from cinematography to makeup. We have some talented people coming. I'm only worried about the actors.

We're already casting but there are two characters I'm having a hard time finding an actor for. "Jimmy" and Charles. Can you play a jittery, yet friendly psych patient? Can you be a near-comatose giant that suddenly erupts into a towering RAGE? We've been getting a better caliber of actors interested since our last project, so I'm not worried about the female cast. Unfortunately, guys are always the hardest actors to find for some reason.

Thought I'd post here. Oh yeah, here is a link to the script below:



https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=10E1N0jl_IBbCsys03v3Xr0n5WR84FT9sKddsBMaECU0dNKJ-BxNhx8atJubd&sort=name&layout=list&num=50

Ok here it is if you can't see the link:

INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM – DAY

SPEAKERS
...he knows when you are sleeping,
he knows when you’re awake...

As snow falls on to the window outside, a white teddy bear in a red Santa hat sits on the sill. Christmas music is coming from the speakers overhead.

Patients mill around in the day room while a couple of nurses are handing out pills. In the middle of the room, a very large patient with a shaved head is sitting in his pajamas, staring absently at the table. A short, cute nurse with a name-tag that says, “BETTY” walks by and wipes some drool from his chin.

BETTY
There you go, Jimmy. We’ve got
turkey coming. Are you looking
forward to having some turkey?

SPEAKERS
...he knows wether you’ve been bad
or good...so be good for goodness
sake...

Jimmy barely moves his head to look at her.

BETTY
Of course you are! There’ll be
potatoes and cranberry sauce, won’t
that be nice?

Jimmy continues to stare at the table.

A beautiful woman in a black female business suit is walking into the day room, accompanied by a tall female nurse with the name-tag, “Nancy”.

NANCY
There he is...He hasn’t said a word
in years. Who did you say you were
again?

BUSINESS WOMAN
I’m his sister.
The Business Woman walks away from the nurse to join Jimmy at the table. A nervous-looking patient--CHARLES--sees her and moves out of the way. She sits down across from Jimmy.
Jimmy looks up slightly.

BUSINESS WOMAN (CONT’D)
(keeping her voice low)
I know you don’t have a sister.
Give me your hand.

Jimmy places his massive hand on the table. The Business Woman holds his hand beneath hers and closes her eyes. Charles is watching closely from across the room. There
is a low hum and the slightest hint of a blue light coming
from the Business Woman’s hand.

BUSINESS WOMAN (CONT’D)
We’re going to need your help.

Jimmy’s eyes grow wide. A few moments pass. The Business
Woman gets up from the table and leaves him. Jimmy watches
her leave.

NANCY
I’m sorry about that, it must be
hard for you to see him like this.

The Business Woman leaves the room.

INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM - NIGHT
The patients are seated around tables, eating Christmas
dinner hungrily. Jimmy is still staring straight ahead,
ignoring his meal.

JIMMY
(under his breath)
Gotta...gotta go.

CHARLES
You gonna eat that, Jimmy?

JIMMY
Gotta go...

CHARLES
Did you just say something, Jimmy?

Nurse Betty notices that Jimmy is speaking. She begins to
approach.

CHARLES (CONT’D)
What’s that, Jimmy? Go where?

JIMMY
Gotta go.

CHARLES
Go where, Jimmy? Where you gotta
go?

JIMMY
GOTTA GO!

Jimmy STANDS and FLIPS the table full of Christmas food.

INT. SECURITY STATION – DAY

Two SECURITY GUARDS are sitting in their chairs, talking
casually to an AIDE.

An ALARM goes off.

AUTOMATED VOICE
DURESS ALARM...Day Room...DURESS
ALARM...Day Room...

All three men stand up from their chairs and run out of the
security station.

INT. PSYCH WARD - HALLWAY - NIGHT
The two guards and the aide are SPRINTING down the hallway.
They reach the end and BURST into the day room. They can hear SCREAMING.

INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM – NIGHT

All three men see what’s happening and pause for a moment.

SECURITY GUARD #1
Holy—

Jimmy is standing up, two patients KNOCKED OUT at his feet.
He is holding Betty up in the air by her THROAT. She is
SQUIRMING and starting to PASS OUT.
All three men rush forward. Jimmy THROWS Betty onto a table
of food. He SMACKS the first Security Guard in the face,
dropping him. He easily TOSSES the Aide aside. He grabs the
second Security Guard.

JIMMY
Gotta GO!

Jimmy HEAD BUTTS the Security Guard unconscious and then lets him slump to the floor. The first Security Guard comes at him, Jimmy TOSSES him into a wall.

Jimmy walks over the unconscious bodies to the exit.

INT. PSYCH WARD - JANITOR’S CLOSET – NIGHT

Jimmy is standing over an unconscious Janitor. He reaches
down and starts to pull off his clothes. There is a thick
coat hanging on the wall.

EXT. HIGHWAY – DUSK

A large man wearing a winter coat and coveralls is making his way down the road with his head covered in a hood. It’s
Jimmy. A police car WAILS past him, SIRENS blaring.

Jimmy walks past a large green sign that says:
WHISPER CREEK 90 MILES.
Like it, hate it? Are you a HUGE friggin guy with some acting chops?

Casting Call:
Jimmy[\b]

Jimmy's words slowly build in intensity from a whisper to a screaming shout. For the final line, I'm not going to tell you to actually flip a table, but acting it out would suffice. Also, please add one shot of yourself sitting at a table with your head down, filmed from across the room.

Please provide a full body shot.

Charles

You don't have to act out everything he does, just the lines when he is eating next to Jimmy. Charles is meek and doesn't talk very loud.

Upload auditions to vimeo.com or youtube.com (Make it private if you need to) and e-mail the link to auditions@spooktree.com

Shooting time will be no longer than 8 hours for two days and two meals will be provided, as well as expenses if you have to travel from another city. Also this is a non-union gig (for now)

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Don't think I fit the bill, but this looks really interesting. Can't wait to see more.

    Edit: Also, where do you live? I know several folks online that might match that description.

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yeah, I'll post it here for praise/ridicule/calls for suicide once it's done for sure.

    I'll ask if I can put a poll up and you guys can vote
    a. good
    b. bad
    c. kill yourself

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    a. good

    This is based on the description though, so I'll reserve the right to further interweb judgement when I see the product on film. :P

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's funny, after we posted the casting call on a few websites we got this e-mail and I thought of you guys:

    From: yourafaggot@hotmail.com
    Wow i thought this might be cool. but i looked up your stuff and this is the biggest waste of time. No one will take this seriously. no serious actor or actress in thier right mind would ever do this project ahhahahah dont quit ur day job !

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Don't think I fit the bill, but this looks really interesting. Can't wait to see more.

    Edit: Also, where do you live? I know several folks online that might match that description.

    Edmonton, but if an actor's good enough, depending on the distance, I can cover their expenses to get up here.

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  • YaYaYaYa Rick and Morty forever and ever 100 years! a100timesRickandMorty.comRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    trent have you tried starnow.com

    got a great cast for a short film using them

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    YaYa wrote: »
    trent have you tried starnow.com

    got a great cast for a short film using them

    Yup, really good site. Used it last time too.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ironically, the best audition we've had sent to us so far for Jimmy was done by a 16 year old scrawny kid. Also this other guy acted out the entire fight scene with his friends in his basement, it was great. Also my inbox is full of purty ladies once again.

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Ironically, the best audition we've had sent to us so far for Jimmy was done by a 16 year old scrawny kid. Also this other guy acted out the entire fight scene with his friends in his basement, it was great. Also my inbox is full of purty ladies once again.

    Never a bad thing.

    I don't know think I know anyone near Edmonton. I do know a guy who looks like he would fit perfectly for the role, though I'm not sure if he has any acting experience or not. Unfortunately, he's in NJ.

  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is this going to involve more or less titties than your previous endeavor

    also, when will be able to see these titties

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Is this going to involve more or less titties than your previous endeavor

    also, when will be able to see these titties

    People are pressuring me to go the True Blood route, with the crazy sex scenes, but I really feel like it would be unecessary and a rip-off of...well, True Blood. The 2 hour pilot I wrote has a little bit of titties, no nudity though. There's a girl that is cooking in a bikini and a girl that is kissing her fiancee in a hot tub. I'm introducing a cult in the town later though and they might have crazy swinger parties so we'll see where that goes.

    We're hoping to shoot this summer. We need some buzz and a proof-of-concept to show the money people to get it going though. So basically this is phase two of five phases but I will of course run here to show you guys once I know.

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  • Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    DAMMIT. I'm a huge friggin' guy and an actor. But I live nowhere near you.

  • Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    You could've been the next precious!

    I want to do with you
    What spring does with the cherry trees.
  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dude has too many tvs. Doesn't he know he'll get square eyes sitting so close?

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    So I realized a good place to look would be the local pro-wrestling circuit. I think a lot of those guys at least have the basic acting skills to pull this role off. Many I hope I find a good one. I've got less than 30 days till the shoot now.

    Right now I am e-mailing people with names like Massive Damage

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Dude has too many tvs. Doesn't he know he'll get square eyes sitting so close?

    Check out the little details Chico put in there. There's a woman in a bikini, a satellite view of the town, a suburban neighborhood street, a PIT and what I am starting to think is a cock.

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    trentsteel wrote: »
    So I realized a good place to look would be the local pro-wrestling circuit. I think a lot of those guys at least have the basic acting skills to pull this role off. Many I hope I find a good one. I've got less than 30 days till the shoot now.

    Right now I am e-mailing people with names like Massive Damage

    I bet he has a high dps.

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    He does MDPS, it's better than dps...like m.d.c is to s.d.c



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  • vsovevsove ....also yes. Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I know many local actors, trent!

    I will forward your request to them.

    WATCH THIS SPACE.
  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    goddamnit Trent

    I totally support your film career but MAN craigsWill you pay to fly me out can I have part I can do lots of accents open to being a villian, extra or disposable side-character

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm going, going
    Back, back
    To Alberta, 'berta

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    vsove wrote: »
    I know many local actors, trent!

    I will forward your request to them.

    HOO-ray

    Wait, you live here? I know I know you but I can't remember the context.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I do have to say

    Whisper Creek has a full on Alan Wake vibe going on as far as titles go

    I know though, horror/suspense titles are a rough deal all around

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    If you guys are interested I'll post pictures later of who we hire and then some set photos and pictures of the props and stuff.

    Also if it comes down to two people I can't decide between I'll let you guys pick.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Trent did your last movie ever come out because I want to see it. I'm not being a smartass. I want to see it.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Your google-based document is broken for me

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    fuuuck aw hell I'll just post it

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  • MereHappenstanceMereHappenstance Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Yes, please post them. I want to see this.

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Weaver wrote: »
    Trent did your last movie ever come out because I want to see it. I'm not being a smartass. I want to see it.

    Long story, still talking to distributors. A couple passed but Super channel almost bought it (and might again once their rotation or whatever changes), unfortunately a bigger-budget horror movie accepted their offer and they only have so many horror movies per rotation so they might make another offer in February, they said. We got to go to a bunch of film festivals and that was really fun too. It was sweet seeing a whole crowd of people show up that don't know you.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    trentsteel wrote: »
    Weaver wrote: »
    Trent did your last movie ever come out because I want to see it. I'm not being a smartass. I want to see it.

    Long story, still talking to distributors. A couple passed but Super channel almost bought it (and might again once their rotation or whatever changes), unfortunately a bigger-budget horror movie accepted their offer and they only have so many horror movies per rotation so they might make another offer in February, they said. We got to go to a bunch of film festivals and that was really fun too. It was sweet seeing a whole crowd of people show up that don't know you.

    I'm sorry that you've had such a run a bad luck with things. Hope this series works out well. Even if I make fun sometimes.

    Is this the series that's supposed to be based around the town the folk that are funding it live in?

    Also jittery-friendly guy sounds like a part that if I were to take up acting would be fun but yeah. Not gonna happen.

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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I'm a jittery friendly guy! But seriously, I may know a big actor dude.

    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    It's not really bad luck. Even low-budget genre films usually do decently but the economy last year made a bunch of distributors go bankrupt and the rest don't seem to have extra money to buy little films with.

    The bad luck part was that usually distributors go to film festivals to buy movies too but this year the one we went to in Calgary lost so much money last year (2009) that they couldn't afford to fly them in and so there were NONE there.

    Like, if we had completed the movie one year earlier things would have been easier. We just have to wait until the market picks back up or we find a sales agent to do all the leg work.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Meissnerd wrote: »
    I'm a jittery friendly guy! But seriously, I may know a big actor dude.

    Meissnerd, are you holding out on me man

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I was all stoked about this because I've actually had a lot of experience flipping tables over on stage. But you don't really live near me so I wouldn't be able to do it :/

    Also! I finished my entire list of forumer opinions and the thread closed. The only opinions people gave on those last 15 pages were about themselves and that sucks.

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  • WeaverWeaver Hail CascadiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Damn. So it something that's permanently lost or something you might be able to have picked up later? The idea of a movie that can never be seen because nobody picked it up and it has to just be trashed bothers me.

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    I don't wanna wait
    For our lives to be o-ver

  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Ok here it is if you can't see the link:

    INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM – DAY

    SPEAKERS
    ...he knows when you are sleeping,
    he knows when you’re awake...

    As snow falls on to the window outside, a white teddy bear in a red Santa hat sits on the sill. Christmas music is coming from the speakers overhead.

    Patients mill around in the day room while a couple of nurses are handing out pills. In the middle of the room, a very large patient with a shaved head is sitting in his pajamas, staring absently at the table. A short, cute nurse with a name-tag that says, “BETTY” walks by and wipes some drool from his chin.

    BETTY
    There you go, Jimmy. We’ve got
    turkey coming. Are you looking
    forward to having some turkey?

    SPEAKERS
    ...he knows wether you’ve been bad
    or good...so be good for goodness
    sake...

    Jimmy barely moves his head to look at her.

    BETTY
    Of course you are! There’ll be
    potatoes and cranberry sauce, won’t
    that be nice?

    Jimmy continues to stare at the table.

    A beautiful woman in a black female business suit is walking into the day room, accompanied by a tall female nurse with the name-tag, “Nancy”.

    NANCY
    There he is...He hasn’t said a word
    in years. Who did you say you were
    again?

    BUSINESS WOMAN
    I’m his sister.
    The Business Woman walks away from the nurse to join Jimmy at the table. A nervous-looking patient--CHARLES--sees her and moves out of the way. She sits down across from Jimmy.
    Jimmy looks up slightly.

    BUSINESS WOMAN (CONT’D)
    (keeping her voice low)
    I know you don’t have a sister.
    Give me your hand.

    Jimmy places his massive hand on the table. The Business Woman holds his hand beneath hers and closes her eyes. Charles is watching closely from across the room. There
    is a low hum and the slightest hint of a blue light coming
    from the Business Woman’s hand.

    BUSINESS WOMAN (CONT’D)
    We’re going to need your help.

    Jimmy’s eyes grow wide. A few moments pass. The Business
    Woman gets up from the table and leaves him. Jimmy watches
    her leave.

    NANCY
    I’m sorry about that, it must be
    hard for you to see him like this.

    The Business Woman leaves the room.

    INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM - NIGHT
    The patients are seated around tables, eating Christmas
    dinner hungrily. Jimmy is still staring straight ahead,
    ignoring his meal.

    JIMMY
    (under his breath)
    Gotta...gotta go.

    CHARLES
    You gonna eat that, Jimmy?

    JIMMY
    Gotta go...

    CHARLES
    Did you just say something, Jimmy?

    Nurse Betty notices that Jimmy is speaking. She begins to
    approach.

    CHARLES (CONT’D)
    What’s that, Jimmy? Go where?

    JIMMY
    Gotta go.

    CHARLES
    Go where, Jimmy? Where you gotta
    go?

    JIMMY
    GOTTA GO!

    Jimmy STANDS and FLIPS the table full of Christmas food.

    INT. SECURITY STATION – DAY

    Two SECURITY GUARDS are sitting in their chairs, talking
    casually to an AIDE.

    An ALARM goes off.

    AUTOMATED VOICE
    DURESS ALARM...Day Room...DURESS
    ALARM...Day Room...

    All three men stand up from their chairs and run out of the
    security station.

    INT. PSYCH WARD - HALLWAY - NIGHT
    The two guards and the aide are SPRINTING down the hallway.
    They reach the end and BURST into the day room. They can hear SCREAMING.

    INT. PSYCH WARD - DAY ROOM – NIGHT

    All three men see what’s happening and pause for a moment.

    SECURITY GUARD #1
    Holy—

    Jimmy is standing up, two patients KNOCKED OUT at his feet.
    He is holding Betty up in the air by her THROAT. She is
    SQUIRMING and starting to PASS OUT.
    All three men rush forward. Jimmy THROWS Betty onto a table
    of food. He SMACKS the first Security Guard in the face,
    dropping him. He easily TOSSES the Aide aside. He grabs the
    second Security Guard.

    JIMMY
    Gotta GO!

    Jimmy HEAD BUTTS the Security Guard unconscious and then lets him slump to the floor. The first Security Guard comes at him, Jimmy TOSSES him into a wall.

    Jimmy walks over the unconscious bodies to the exit.

    INT. PSYCH WARD - JANITOR’S CLOSET – NIGHT

    Jimmy is standing over an unconscious Janitor. He reaches
    down and starts to pull off his clothes. There is a thick
    coat hanging on the wall.

    EXT. HIGHWAY – DUSK

    A large man wearing a winter coat and coveralls is making his way down the road with his head covered in a hood. It’s
    Jimmy. A police car WAILS past him, SIRENS blaring.

    Jimmy walks past a large green sign that says:
    WHISPER CREEK 90 MILES.

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  • trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Weaver wrote: »
    Damn. So it something that's permanently lost or something you might be able to have picked up later? The idea of a movie that can never be seen because nobody picked it up and it has to just be trashed bothers me.

    No, not at all. Not only can it potentially take years to sell a movie, but you can sell it more than once and people only buy the rights for a certain number of years and then you can sell it again. Worse comes to worse there is always amazon and netflix but there's no reason to throw in the towel yet. Hell, in a few years it might be more profitable to use netflix than anything else.

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  • HoukHouk Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2011
    Fiz did you see my opinion of you?

    I had one

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited January 2011
    "HEAD BUTTS the Security Guard unconscious" is the best stage action I have ever read. I went from disappointed to not being able to participate in your project to super upset.

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