A noir/psychological drama about two estranged best friends who must confront each other and the guilt of their past.
ABOUT THE SHORT FILM
Part film noir, part psychological drama, Red Velvet is an exploration of guilt and manipulation and their power to transform lives. The film will be a portrait of Mary and Alice, two very different women bound first by friendship and later by the burden of a crime committed in secret and never discovered. Mary’s internal world is as exaggerated as the trauma of her past and she must wrestle with hiding her guilt from the world and from herself. Alice, on the other hand, has buried the event, cut herself off from Mary and moved on by building a career. When Mary finds a reminder of the incident, she is thrown over the edge and her only option is to confront Alice again and face her own guilt and memory of what happened. When the two women finally reunite, the exposed memory of their crime bleeds into the world around them and infuses it with revelations, chaos and red.
STATUS OF THE PROJECT
We’re currently in pre-production and scheduled to shoot late May. Among other things, we still need to acquire props to create the landscape of a deranged woman’s world, we also need special equipment to shoot a scene in a swimming hole at night in the woods as well as a trained chihuahua who will be willing to get dressed up and fake a seizure. We have seed funding but in order to get the best equipment, props, costumes and locations, as well as for travel, food and lodging for our cast/crew, we still need to raise most of the budget. As a kickstarter campaign, we must reach 100% of our fundraising goal by the deadline (May 4th at 11:59PM EDT) or risk losing all of the funds raised.
Thank you very much for your support and I look forward to sharing Red Velvet with you in the fall.
- Writer/Director Aude Cuenod
- Producer Tyler Byrne
- Executive Producer Matt Parker
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