Plenty of Time for That

Lee, a young personal assistant to a real estate developer, is caught in the crossfire of his responsibilities to a scheming, womanizing boss, his own ill-defined dreams and aspirations, and an ultimatum from his wife demanding that he make a life changing decision. It ain't easy keeping all these balls in the air. It's time for Lee to get real.

  • David Bemis
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    105
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Unseen & Unheard #20 Mason Holdings - Staged Reading
    The Kraine Theatre, New York, NY
    April 18, 2017
Writer Biography - David Bemis

David Bemis is a filmmaker/photographer and the principal of Faceless Fish Productions, LLC, a New York City based production company creating original films and photographic series.

David is currently producing and directing a series of short films for web viewing dealing with the challenges we face in communicating with each other. The most recent short film, A Strange Bird won Best Drama in the 2018 LA Shorts Competition (February.) David’s short screenplay, Couples, won Best Comedy Short in the 2017 Back in the Box Competition and also Best Comedy Screenplay in the 2018 LA Shorts Competition (February.) I Hate That was an Official Selection of the 2017 NYShorts Fest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on June 1, 2017, and was an Official Selection of the Berlin Flash Film Festival. The Date was selected to compete in the November 2015 Shooting People's Film of the Month competition and finished fourth in a field of twelve competing films. The Date was an Official Selection in the 2015 Back in the Box Competition. In Your Dreams was an official selection of the 2015 NYShortsFest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on May 26, 2015. In The Bag screened at the Hoboken International Film Festival and at the NewFilmmakers NYC Summer Series in 2009, as well as winning the weekly WNET Reel 13 Shorts online competition May 29, 2009. In The Bag was broadcast as part of WNET/Thirteen’s Reel Thirteen Program on June 6, 2009. Death of an Industrialist: A Family History, an hour long fictive non-fiction film about the life and death of David’s great grandfather, Howard R. Bemis, premiered at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2002 and was shown at the Dallas Video Festival in 2003. My Imagination, a dreamscape travelogue won a Bronze Award for experimental video/mixed media at the 1999 Worldfest Houston Film & Video Festival, screened at the 13th Annual Dallas Video Festival in March 2000 and also screened at the Knitting Factory in NYC at a 1999 Video Lounge presentation. The film was accepted into the Ifilm website in the experimental section.

Current projects include a completed feature film script entitled “Plenty of Time for That” about the struggles of a personal assistant working for an out of control real estate developer, a feature film script treatment entitled “Who Do You Love?” about a young woman dating three different men as a means of avoiding her own issues and two ongoing photo essays entitled Saturday in NYC and Diana Camera Dreamscapes photographs by David Bemis.

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Writer Statement

"Plenty of Time for That" developed out of my interest in the Don Juan legend and particularly the relationship between the master and his servant, as well as the hi-jinks involved in the many attempted seductions that animate the action. So I thought about the modern relationship of a high stakes New York City real estate developer and his personal assistant. What if the personal assistant was a smart young man, who longs to get out from under his bosses thumb to pursue his own dreams? He is stymied by self-doubt and enthralled with his boss’s demonic self-confidence, even as he loathes his boss’s machinations both profession and personal. This dynamic plays out as a screwball romantic comedy/buddy movie.