jeudi 5 mars 2015

A #horror Film that must be made : @EmilieFlory ’s #TraumaDolls by @crashpalace #REVIEW + #ITW #podcast

@EmilieFlory ’s #TraumaDolls

by Billy Crash @crashpalace

Bijou was once a wonderful young woman who wanted to become a dancer, but fate stood in her way and prevented her from achieving her dream. Yet, after an incident leaves her for dead, Bijou rises like the Phoenix. The once lovely woman, however, is different somehow… Now, a highly sought after model, she has the world at her feet – but the only thing really piling up around her are the bodies… What happened to Bijou?
And that is TRAUMA DOLLS.
No, you can’t head to your local theatre to catch the film, and it’s not available on Netflix – yet – but writer/director, Emilie Flory is about to change all that.
Last year, Denise Gossett and company featured the trailer at Shriekfest. That alone was enough to get my heart pumping. After looking at Emilie’s Icone Label Pictures site, I was hooked even more because I found much more than TRAUMA DOLLS : I discovered a passionate artist in Emilie, and her wonderful short film that grasped my attention.
In Emilie’s short film, PROCESS 5, we watch a resistance group doing their best to not only survive, but thrive in an ever decaying world. Unlike most dystopian tales, we remain with the group in their place of refuge and dive into a dramatic tale of coping skills and distrust amidst paranoia. Emilie’s writing is solid, and her lines, like poetry, speak volumes: “Blood never prevented betrayal.” That certainly puts a twist on the old phrase that “blood is thicker than water”, and once that line slips from the lips of a character, we know we’re in for something different than watching a group of people storming government warehouses for food, or taking on a military outpost. Any other writer and director could have stuck with exploiting the tropes of the dystopian subgenre and become trapped by cliché, but Emilie went deeper, and even darker, by keeping us in an intimate setting where the true colors of the characters are revealed. Even so, I think Emilie is making a greater statement: In the face of calamity, we will continue to remain self-centered and egotistical regardless of our best intentions. After all, if everyone could see the “bigger picture”, wouldn’t the world be a better place already? Regardless of what the future holds for any of us, utopian or dystopian, Emilie reminds us that we’re human and we’ll continue to carry our baggage with us into the future no matter changes around us.

This is why I’m so interested in seeing her feature film, TRAUMA DOLLS, come to fruition. Emilie won’t take us down a road less traveled, she’ll bulldoze her own path, and we’ll follow like children discovering something new and unsettling. And to help bring her story to light, the director of photography, who also shot PROCESS 5, Tariel Meliava, will bring his stellar talents to the screen. To prove my point, one simply has to watch the great 13 TZAMETI where Tariel won the Kodak Award for Best Director of Photography. His cinematography kept the story moving, and kept us engaged, and he will definitely bring us remarkable visuals with TRAUMA DOLLS (again, just watch the trailer).
Right now, Emilie is hard at work trying to capture the attention of distributors and producers in the United States. Though she hails from the phenomenal city of Paris, her desire is to shoot the film on American soil and in English. The wonderful Cameron Watson has translated Emilie’s script to English, and helped her create a press kit, which I have had the pleasure of reading. I’m sold. Unfortunately, Crash Palace Productions is not Cash Palace because I only have spider webs in the cracked coffers. But if you’re seriously interested in learning more about Emilie, TRAUMA DOLLS, and her Icone Label Pictures, just check out the links below. And if you want to invest in what could be an amazing horror film, ask to see the press kit.
And I hope you contact her soon and get a production schedule ready – because TRAUMA DOLLS must be made. Because horror fans are waiting to indulge in Bijou’s story…

PODCAST The Last Knock


CRASH DISCUSSIONS: Interview with TRAUMA DOLLS director Emilie Flory, cinematographer Tariel Meliava, and dialogue coach, Cameron Watson

Tweet In one of the show’s most impassioned interviews, THE LAST KNOCK speaks with writer/director Emilie Flory about her upcoming horror, TRAUMA DOLLS. Indulging in the discussion of story, character, photography, and overall filmmaking, it is clear that horror fans will see something amazing in TRAUMA DOLLS. Award-winning director of photography, Tariel Meliava also takes […]   
CRASH DISCUSSIONS: Interview with TRAUMA DOLLS director Emilie Flory, cinematographer Tariel Meliava, and dialogue coach, Cameron Watson  
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#horror fans want @EmilieFlory's script TRAUMA DOLLS to be made into a film.

Trauma Dolls
Is a glamour slasher that takes place in the worlds of fashion and neuroscience in Paris.
GENRE: Horror  
LOGLINE: After a tragic event results in a close brush with death, Bijou, a brilliant girl who’s constantly rejected, is going to change into her darkest self and suddenly become a major player.
Trauma Dolls is a frightening and impulsive trip, a morbid immersion in a stark and sensual phantasmagorical world. Glamour, fantasy, sex, violence, murders and blood are Trauma Dolls’ ingredients.
LANGUAGE / CAST : The movie will be shot in English with American and British actors. It has yet to be cast, including the lead role.
LOCATION: Paris – the fashion capital sells very well on the international market, but the movie can be shot anywhere.
Low budget -See additional material (press kit)
AWARDS: The movie’s screenplay reached the semi-finals at Shriekfest 2013 and the finals at the Frightnight Film Fest (Fandom Fest 2014). Plus, the Trauma Dolls’ trailer was an official selection at the HollyShorts film festival  2014.
-Screenplay by Emilie Flory :
English version by Cameron Watson
-Press Kit & Budget
-Artistic Package: Character bios, production design, hair/makeup, FX makeup, choreography, storyboard…