Contract Job

1st Assistant Director


Philadelphia, PA 09-01-2021
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Job Description

Looking for a freelance 1st Ac who will work closely with the Producer and Director on our short film to fulfill their creative ambitions, ensuring the project is executed safely, within budget and on time. Note that this is a low-budget production and you may be expected to help out wherever help is needed! We are a very small team working together to hopefully create something special!

On-set days will consist of portal-to-portal 10 hour work days. You will be responsible for the below listed pre production duties beginning as soon as possible leading up to the following on-set duties during the 2 rehearsal days and 5 shoot days in late October:

Pre Production duties:

  • Act as main contact with vendors such as location owners, equipment rental, and food vendors

  • Check-in with location owners of shoot days and Notify surrounding tenants and necessary city officials of shoot day activities prior to production

  • Track all on-set production related expenses in order to rectify

  • Distribute payment to cast and crew on time according to schedule

  • Create and distribute all production related materials (call sheets, time reports, etc.) for all cast and crew

On-set duties:

  • Serve as liaison between Director and rest of crew

  • Direct crowds & extras

  • Direct 2 PA’s

  • coordinate with actors and extras to make sure that everyone is on set and camera ready when their respective scenes are ready to be filmed

  • Manage transportation for cast & crew between shoot locations

  • Make sure every aspect of the shoot keeps to schedule

  • Responsible for health and safety of all production operations

  • Resolve any conflicts on set


  • Must have a valid Driver’s license & be comfortable driving an equipment van.

  • Meals provided on set.

  • Travel, transportation, and lodging not provided or compensated

  • Portal-to-portal 10 hour work days during rehearsals and on-set production

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxnyj1-34-239-160-86-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $2,000 to $2,000 Fixed Fee ($ USD)

Application Instructions

Please send us your resume along with this application. Thank you.