Starring: Katy Daly, Michael Madsen, Malcolm McDowell, Daniel Baldwin.
Directed by Nathan Oliver
Cinematography, Color Grade/VFX and visual design coordination by Amber Lomer and Robert Ruffo.
Steadicam Operator: Amber Lomer Camera Operator: Robert Ruffo
In this dark comedy horror feature film, Ella, a seemingly innocent, girl next door, is obsessed with her mother's collection of vintage fashion magazines and 1980s music video VHS tapes.… And murder.
We and the director aimed for an often otherworldly feel to evoke the hyper-glossy media Ella so deeply loves, and so desperately hopes will help her connect with her cold, rejecting mother.
Great care was taken to make many of the real locations look like unrealistic studio sets, with some of the outdoor backgrounds resembling matte paintings rather than real places.
As a result, the murders feel like blissful and possibly imaginary ballets rather than grim realities with real consequences. We are left to wonder what is real and what is merely her fantasy world, as she becomes increasingly unhinged.