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A young man suffering from amnesia tries to piece together his past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend.
A young man suffering from amnesia tries to piece together his past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend.
205 backers pledged $20,678 to help bring this project to life.

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a powerful film with an inspiring message of hope.

"It really struck a chord. I like that it's so hard hitting. There are a lot exciting projects around that explore issues facing young people. BUT to explore these particular themes in a movie that will also have broad appeal, seems pretty unique to me. I think its going to be an important film to a lot of people. 

Mel James' reactions after seeing a rough cut of Mother's Red Dress

official trailer 2 featuring music by moby:

trailers & clips:
official trailer 1teaser trailerclip, 1st 8 minutes


"Abuse, domestic violence and mental illness are very real issues that can affect a person’s life regardless of race, creed, sex, age or color. They are topics that aren’t regularly discussed around polite dinner tables. As difficult as it can be to talk about violence and mental illness, they are very serious social issues that exist for many people today. This is where film can play a vital role in raising awareness."
 

- Kyra Dawson, The Scribe's Desk

about:

MOTHER’S RED DRESS is a tragic love story about a young man suffering from amnesia who's trying to piece together the past after seeing his mother kill her abusive boyfriend. He leaves home and moves to a small town in Southern California where he meets a young woman who inspires him to rebuild his life with her. All is going well until he receives a call from his mother who says she is dying of cancer and wants to see him one last time. She offers to reunite her son with his father who abandoned them years ago – his father wanting to convince his son that he is a changed man. He returns home, hopeful his mother has changed but finds his past waiting for him in the house where he grew up.

The ending builds to a climax that is sure to be remembered by everyone.

what the money be used for:

All the funds raised will be used to complete the film now in post-production.

The 20,000 from Kickstarter makes the following happen:

- Final Sound Mix = hire a mixer who can deliver the quality of sound you hear when seeing a movie in theaters

- Musical Score = hire a composer to score the film which compliments & enhances the emotions of the story

- Color Correction = hire an artist that gives the film a cinematic and rich looking picture (example http://vimeo.com/21787668)

- Visual Effects - = hire a VFX artist to create all those incredible images seen in movies - from recreating gun shots to distorting images for dream sequences

our motivation to tell this story:

The film experience is one of the few art forms that exist where people's lives can be emotionally affected. Films like the Academy Award nominated PRECIOUS show us a dark world but at the same time carry a message of hope that inspires.

Latino writer/director Edgar Michael Bravo and I (John Paul Rice) formed No Restrictions Entertainment because we enjoy telling stories that are both entertaining and deal with social issues. 

A tragic love story, the film deals with the effects of domestic violence, abuse and mental illness. The message of the film is that the denial of trauma causes mental dysfunction. We created a film based on the hope that the main character would possibly begin his road to recovery once he faced the truth of his past.

The story is inspired by people we know and from our own personal experiences.

The story of MOTHER'S RED DRESS comes from an understanding that far too often abuse goes unreported for years and is kept secret either willfully or with a great measure of denial but when addressed and stopped, there is hope for the millions of children and adults who have suffered at the hands of their abusers (statistics).

Our goal is to bring about awareness and action with a film that engages people on an emotional level. Our passion is to reinvest the awareness and resources generated by the release of the film back into communities as we did with our first film ONE HOUR FANTASY GIRL (article at Examiner.com)

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press coverage:

'Red Dress' film aims to fight domestic violence

connect with us:

facebook: mother's red dress

twitter: @norestrictions

youtube: norestrictionsent

vimeo: norestrictions

previous work:

one hour fantasy girl

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