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A horror short about a hairstylist, written & directed by a hairstylist.
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THE STYLIST 11x17 limited edition print designed by Lou Rusconi. Only 100 made. Printed on super high quality paper. Numbered and signed by Lou, actress Najarra Townsend and myself.

I. Introduction


Hello. I’m Jill Sixx Gevargizian and I’m asking for your help in making my next short film, THE STYLIST! The film is a horror story about a passionate hairstylist named Claire. When Claire’s final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, she is more than happy to oblige...with her signature style. 


Najarra Townsend has been cast as Claire and I couldn't be more excited to be working with her. Horror fans might recognize her from the film, CONTRACTED (released last year and now streaming on Netflix), and she has acted in dozens of other films since she was 12 years old. Anyone who has seen her work knows she has talent coming out her ears. It's an honor and pleasure to have her on board to be THE STYLIST!


II. CALL GIRL

Last year I ran a successful Kickstarter campaign for my first short, CALL GIRL. We completed the film February 2014 and I spent the last 8 or so months traveling around the world to film festivals with it! CG played Japan, Australia, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, France, Malta and all over the US. It has been an incredible ride.

I will take everything I learned on CALL GIRL to create an even more terrifying and artful film experience with THE STYLIST.


III. THE STYLIST

This is my first time directing a story I wrote, so the film is very personal to me. My goal is to create a meaningful, emotional character piece. This is my opportunity to delve deep into the human psyche and see what happens.

I’ve been a hairstylist for 10 years, so this quite literally is combining everything I love into one story. I employed the help of writer Eric Havens to pen the screenplay. This character is very dear to me and I'm eager to bring her to life!



VI. Cast & Crew

In addition to Najarra, I have cast two KC-local actresses that I'm excited to be working with for the first time- Jennifer Plas and Angela Dupuie. 

I am also very happy to be working with production designer Sarah Sharp and director of photography Robert Patrick Stern, who I met while working on PITY by John Pata. Robert and his crew are a well oiled machine and the looks he achieves with his RED cameras are simply stunning. 

A lot of people who worked on CALL GIRL are returning, including composer Colin Lacativa and special effects makeup artist Colleen May. The things we have planned are ambitious and gory. I can't wait for you all to see what we have in store.


V. How can you help?

Pledge, pledge, PLEDGE! A film is a collective piece of art and is not cheap to make. Your pledge will directly contribute to making this film a reality. If we do not reach our goal amount we get NOTHING, so every dollar helps.

If you can’t pledge- share, share, SHARE!  Tell everyone you know and post this link all over your social media.


VI. Thank you!

What is special about doing a project through Kickstarter is sharing every step with the supporters.  I will be sending out regular updates on our progress.  Thank you so much for checking out THE STYLIST!

Follow THE STYLIST on Facebook and Twitter (@TheStylistFilm)!

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter (@JillSixx) and Instagram!

Check out some of our team's work below.

Robert Patrick Stern's reel- 

Colleen May's reel- 

CONTRACTED trailer (starring Najarra Townsend)-

Risks and challenges

A film is many different talents in one piece of art. It is a challenge in itself to find each talent, and to be able to rely on them. I am incredibly fortunate to have a very serious, experienced, and enthusiastic cast and crew to see this project through to the end. My goal is to enter this film into as many festivals as I can afford, to show the world what I am capable of, and to continue making movies.

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