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FADE IN: Violent Hues

Violent Hues is my first feature film which was originally entitled “Driving Without Brakes”. It’s currently in the development stage and going on it’s 3rd draft.

Synopsis

Bonded by a traumatic event 3 young women with beautiful violent hues struggle to get back into the flow of life.

The essence of the concept is a metaphor for a person’s perspective. Shades of their personality, spirit, convictions and that unique energy that belongs to every individual. There is an indigenous belief that when a traumatic event happens to a person, their “essence” that unique hue get thrown out of life’s orbit. That joyful flow of life is out of balance. This is a story of them fighting tooth and nail to get back into the rhythm of life. A spiritually brutal journey to finally be in sync.

So who are these beautiful violent hues?

  • MONICA GUERRA: Mexican/Latina Female 21. Raw & Sensual with a stunning urban prowess. Monica does classic street racing illegally to pay for college. Monica is extremely intelligent but has a violent temper. Her father has been in prison every since she was a little girl and she grew up with her uncle and cousin Luisa. Monica owns a ruby 64 Ford Galaxie 500. Violent Hue: RED
  • COURTNEY GALLAGHER: White Female 21. Sexy, Impulsive & Wild. Dirty blonde hair. One of the few white girls in all Mexican South Side neighborhood. Her parents own a hole in the wall music venue on the St. Mary strip where shes a bartender. Photography student at the local community college. Owns a charming beat up 66 Dodge Dart convertible Violent Hue: PURPLE.
  • DEBBIE ORTEGA: Mexican/Latina Female 20. Rugged and Beautiful. Morena. Short butch hair style. A cross between chola/rockabilly lesbian. She is randomly homeless because of the domestic violence at home with her alcoholic mother. Violent Hue: TEAL

A few months ago I had a failed crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo to help raise money for the film. Nobody likes to fail but regardless I am still grateful for those who contributed but it fucking stings. A real painful lesson, when ideology and reality clash.

The film wasn’t ready. To many loose ends. Learned a lot. Maybe I’ll make a final attempt at crowdfunding with Kickstarter.

Another important element I am dealing with is to seek traditional distribution or self distribution. Sooner or later I have to be realistic and start seeking investors.

1/2 of my time is planning a funding and distribution strategy and the other 1/2 writing. It consumes my every waking hour but hey that’s the price I’m willing to pay.

But before my first feature film, I have to produce and direct my first short film, The Art of Dreaming and shot it on 35mm film.

I don’t make things easy for myself do I?