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Mock Buster

January 1, 2019

Keith stared into the coloured plastic of the mask’s eyes and wondered – not for the first time – just how everything had so badly wrong. The mask bore more than a passing resemblance to a main character from a forthcoming sci fi blockbuster, however while that production had utilised it’s massive budget to render the character in state-of-the-art CGI, Keith’s equivalent was fashioned from considerably cheaper expanded foam and latex.

RADA. Acting lessons. Theatre Residencies. All waypoints on the tangled road that had led Keith to a draughty warehouse on the outskirts of Basildon and a hastily constructed, highly derivative film set.

‘Whenever you’re ready. Keith,’ shouted a bored looking stagehand. Keith sighed and pulled the sweat-slicked mask into place, ready to create art.

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