FILM SYNOPSIS

A thriller about Isabelle, a lonely gallery owner who meets a dangerously seductive performance artist and discovers they have more in common than expected. 

 

Will Isabelle allow herself to let Camila in without giving in to her true nature?  

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THE TEAM

THE DIRECTOR

MARIA ARIDA

 

Maria Alice Arida is a Brazilian genre director focused on female driven thrillers and horror films.

Her AFI thesis film INSTINCT has played in over 30 festivals and has won 12 awards. The short film had its world premiere at the BFI Flare in London and its American premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival, where it won the award for Best Latin American Short. In addition, INSTINCT has screened at AFI FEST and was selected as part of the 3rd annual CAA Moebius Showcase which highlights emerging directors from AFI, USC & CAL ARTS.

Before obtaining her MFA in directing from the American Film Institute (AFI), Maria worked in Brazil as an assistant director for renowned directors such as Hector Babenco (Academy Award nominee for KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) and late Academy member Eduardo Coutinho (EDIFÍCIO MASTER). Their passion for filmmaking inspired her to tell her own stories and pursue her directing career in the US.

THE SCREENWRITER

ROSITA LAMA MUVDI

Rosita pursued a B.S. in Film and Television at Boston University where her film SOMBRA AZUL won first place at the Redstone Film Festival. After graduating, Rosita worked as Director of Production at Coliseo Films where she directed television, commercial and documentary work in Colombia. Rosita later obtained her M.F.A. in Directing at the American Film Institute Conservatory where she wrote and directed her thesis film LA SIRENA, a psychosexual fairy tale about a woman who surrenders to her inner monster to avenge her broken heart.

THE PRODUCER

JONATHAN BLOCH

 

Jonathan Bloch is a Producing Fellow at the American Film Institute. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Drew University in Theatre Arts and Political Science. Upon graduation, Jonathan moved out to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Jonathan began as a creative consultant for Allied Artists, providing script coverage and rewrites on acquired properties. While assisting at Allied Artists, he rose to Casting Associate for esteemed casting director Fern Champion, working with her full-time for four years, on projects such as the Emmy®-nominated miniseries HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, the TEXAS RISING miniseries, and the m.o.w. BIG DRIVER. Jonathan is currently pursuing his M.F.A. in Producing, and in development on a few feature films.

THE CINEMATOGRAPHER

HANNAH GETZ

Hannah graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in Photography and the Psychology of Art. Her years studying photography led to an opportunity to work as a cinematographer on her first feature film, BENDER. Soon after completing the film she began to work as a camera assistant on television shows and indie features to further her knowledge of the craft. Hannah recently completed her MFA in Cinematography at the American Film Institute.

THE PRODUCTION DESIGNER

JUBILATE COX

 

Jubilate graduated from the UNC School of the Arts, with a BFA in Production Design for Filmmaking. She has a Fine Arts background, studying painting and sculpture at both the Rhode Island School of Design and the College for Creative Studies. She has worked on over 30 short films ranging in positions from Set Decorator to Production Designer. Jubilate has designed various music videos as well as designed and art directed multiple feature films which have been apart of international film festivals in Amsterdam and London. Jubilate has worked with Yahoo, Ford,Fox, to develop creative content. Jubilate is currently pursuing her MFA in Production Design at the American Film Institute.

THE EDITOR

NICK LANE

As a kid, Nick Lane grew up making stop-motion Lego movies in his small home in Northwest Arkansas. He is a graduate of Hampshire College, with a BA in Film and Theatre. Nick’s play, CHURCH STREET, won the 2009 5-College Denis Johnston Playwriting Award. He has traveled as an arts educator to thousands of students across the country, and has taught basic filmmaking courses to high schoolers. Currently, Nick is earning his MFA in Film Editing at the American Film Institute.

 

THE CAST

CHRISTINE KELLOGG-DARRIN

as "ISABELLE"

Christine appeared in the feature film ACE THE CASE, starring Susan Sarandon; as well as the taut drama BOILING POT where she worked with Emmy-nominee John Heard and Oscar-winner Louis Gossett, Jr. Other film work includes the comedy GOING TO AMERICA alongside Eddie Griffin and Josh Meyers; the short film MAMMOTH (2017 Student Academy Award winner – narrative short); and the dramatic thriller DAWNING among others.

In addition, Christine has appeared on television (including GREY’S ANATOMY, CODE BLACK, CRIMINAL MINDS, SHAMELESS and the Lifetime movie BAD TWIN) and starred in multiple Los Angeles theatre productions. She has worked with directors Peter Berg, Jessie Dylan, Rupert Sanders and others on commercial campaigns here and abroad. And has done voiceover work for tv, radio and short films.

Christine is a native Angeleno, speaks French, has both American and Swiss citizenship and was an award-winning writer before turning to acting.

JORDAN MONAGHAN 

as "CAMILA"

 

Jordan Monaghan was born in Michigan and is now living in NYC. Some of her past work includes various Indie films such as DIRTY BEAUTIFUL and I REMEMBER YOU, Recurring on TV shows such as TRUE BLOOD, SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, and TRUE JACKSON VP. She also recently was the lead in her first play PICNIC by William Inge at the Antaeus Theater Company.

 
 

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