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“Red Noise” is a short film exploring music, paranoia and the human psyche.
“Red Noise” is a short film exploring music, paranoia and the human psyche.
“Red Noise” is a short film exploring music, paranoia and the human psyche.
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RED NOISE- Belle, a lowly river dweller, stumbles upon a gruesome scene on her way back to a nest of thieves. In a fit of fear and confusion she leaves clutching a radio, growing ever more fearful as the wayward artifact seems to interact. Is it all in her head or is there a greater evil lurking within the static?

“Red Noise” is a short film exploring music, paranoia and the human psyche.

The story centers around a group of villains and their inner tensions, drawn out subtly by music, with dire consequences.

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Written, directed, produced, and edited by Maria Celeste Garrahan, this suspenseful short story takes into consideration the many ways in which subtleties in our environment may influence our interactions and views on a situation. It will include original music by Connor Martin, written in direct relation to the script. 

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WHO WE ARE-  I am proud to say our cast and crew is made up of highly talented individuals:

The Cast: (Check out the Updates tab for pictures of each!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/822372391/red-noise/posts)

Lara Quiñones               ...as Belle

Daniel Noel                    ...as Leyun

Dave Register                ...as the Unnamed Soldier

Mairea Workman            ...as Karin

Terence Sheridan           ....as Odin

Core Team:

Maria Celeste Garrahan-       Writer / Director / Editor

Connor Martin-                     Soundtrack / Sound Design

Steve Maneri-                      Producer

Owen Levelle-                      Cinematography

Rosael Torres Davis-            Wardrobe

Natalia Ocasio-                     Promotional Artwork and Design

Michelle DeWyngaert -           FX Make-Up

Mitzi Hernández-                   On-set photography

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WHERE WE DID IT- This first portion of the film (used to make the trailer) was shot in its entirety along the Bronx River, where New York City hides one of its few natural treasures, and only fresh water river that the city can claim. However, the river has in fact been indulged in the greatly admired "City Charm" (almost 2 centuries of serving as natural sewage for industrial waste). Nevertheless, thanks to the Bronx River Alliance and their partners, the river has been rejuvenated and its beauty restored into what you see in this trailer.

The Bronx River Alliance collaborated with us, lending their expertise and resources, including the canoe our character sets out on. They offered their help and welcomed our initiative with open arms. Now, we would like to invite you to learn more about the community they support and the benefits they provide to the city of NY, by checking out their website: http://bronxriver.org/

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WHY THIS STORY- Beneath the skyscrapers a newfound nostalgia has arisen towards the sound of old-time Americana. Urbanites are embracing their folk roots with instruments such as the banjo, washtub base, suitcase kickdrum and the likes. Overheard in the NYC subways and streets of Brooklyn, this music comes alive; our story is one of its incarnations.

Our story stems from the undertones of our interactions and the subtle power music and ads can hold over us when the scene is set and the mind is susceptible. The weak are exploited by the wicked… paranoia ensues. 

These undertones should be especially examined Now, that our daily lives are saturated with inescapable media and popular culture. The purpose of our film is to explore how these subtleties in our environment influence behavior, in this case creating a hostile atmosphere. It envelops our sense of reality, driving the timorous to absurd conclusions with dire consequences.  

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WHAT AWAITS- So far, we've already shot the first 4 pages of a 15 page script. But movies cost a lot of money and require a lot of collaboration, which is why we would like to invite you into our process of filmmaking. Become a patron of the arts and help our film get funded!

Budget is going mainly towards: Transportation, Light and Camera Equipment, Props and Wardrobe, Sound Equipment, Food, Locations/Lodging, Compensations, Fundraising fees, Post-Production, etc.

We need to reach our minimum goal to get any funding at all, but there is no maximum amount that can be raised. Any amount above and beyond our goal will be used to pay for film festival fees, and really trying to make this film as high quality as possible. We're all very hard workers, doing this for little or nothing, so all contributions are greatly appreciated. 

Thanks and love!

-Maria Celeste

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