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.
NOTE: 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.
BUDGET: 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…

Icone Label Pictures is a collective of creators, a label: We’re not producers. The casting of Trauma Dolls still remains to be done, whether it’s for Bijou’s character, for her mother’s (a neuroscience researcher), or for the characters of the surgeon and the photographer sweetheart, but also for the dancers and the rival models’ characters. We have put together a complete press kit with the budget, etc. that explains all of that. Producers interested in the project can get it by contacting us.

Trauma Dolls is a low-budget movie. You will find on the Blog great articles by Keeper of the Quill, Alisha Bunting, Wicked Horror TV and Malevolent… explaining why Trauma Dolls is a movie that must be made



Trauma Dolls Teaser Trailer

Trauma Dolls Tribute


Emilie Flory on Her Upcoming Film Trauma Dolls

ITW by Malevolent Magazine

Emilie Flory and her Genre-Bending #TraumaDolls
By Shirin “Shiver” Hijab 
from Alisha Bunting’s @SplatsOfBlood

Emilie Flory is becoming something of an underground icon. Her upcoming project “ Trauma Dolls”, about a woman named Bijou who suffers a horrible accident and becomes a fashion model with murderous intent, may propel her into the radar of horror fans in the US and abroad...

Read more here !

Time to start salivating !
#TraumaDolls : The Initiation
A review based on the screenplay
by Richard Charles Stevens / Keeper of the Quill 

“…Trauma Dolls is a concept which Emilie has nurtured from its very first seed and currently she is setting the wheels in motion to ensure that it moves on into production very soon. Truth is; she had me at Trauma Dolls. The very first time I heard the title I had an inkling about this particular movie. Upon watching the promotional trailer attached to her IMDB page I began salivating and the slobber has only thickened since I can assure you…Everything about this screams quality and, having now become one of precious few afforded the opportunity of reading Emilie’s breathtaking screenplay, I can confirm that Trauma Dolls is set to come good on its pledge… Emilie’s screenplay hit me on two levels simultaneously. Firstly, no character is superfluous, everyone and thing is necessarily and integral to her plot. I may possess a particularly lurid imagination but it wasn’t required to work hard to visualize each key detail so painstakingly woven into her intricate treatment. At no point did I not have a clear mental image of every solitary scene and development as it played out on the page. Secondly, it explores the deepest, darkest recesses of the human mind and encourages that we do the exact same thing. This will undoubtedly be an experience which will nestle underneath our skin long after the final credits have rolled. However, it does so without a whiff of pretentiousness, and highlights Emilie’s command of every last one of our senses while telling her tale…” 


UNITED WE SLAY by Keeper of the Quill

“On the opposite side of the Atlantic is a Parisian screenwriter and film-maker who I hold very close to my heart. Emilie Flory is an astonishing soul, moreover, she is an exclusive talent and one on the brink of a worldwide explosion with her forthcoming Trauma Dolls project assembling to flourish. I have been beyond impressed, not only with her stunning screenplay for this masterful film, but also with the way that Emilie carries herself on a daily basis. She spreads so much joy, hope, and love to all those around her, despite the fact that she has her own empire to tend to. My favorite pastime is to pay it forward and this is a custom that she fully endorses. In order for us to proceed and prosper, we need to be able to recognize others in the equation and wish for their triumph as much as our own. Emilie gets this. She is arriving at a pivotal time for female film-makers, with the likes of Jessica Cameron preparing to unleash Truth or Dare in 2015 and The Soska Twins already tearing shit up, Emilie’s insurgence is all the more critical. She has countless tools at her disposal but also a certain je ne sais quoi which makes her unique. France has provided some of the finest horror of the past decade and that is set to continue once Trauma Dolls bleeds into the fray. I feel beyond proud and privileged to hold an exclusive place at Emile’s table, indeed she is one of my favorite people on the planet, and hers promises to be a most extraordinary banquet.”


"Emilie Flory : Pionnière de L'horreur" !

#TraumaDolls is a #Grueheads Film 

today I bring you news of something truly wonderful. It is with immense pride that I inform you that Trauma Dolls, a film written by and soon to be directed by Emilie Flory, will be the very first #Grueheads Film. I have made no secret of the fact that I believe this to be a monumental motion picture which will highlight just how vital a film-maker Emilie is and how much the industry needs to embrace her exclusive gift for storytelling. Once I commit to a project I will do everything in my power, and more besides, to make sure that it is enabled to flourish. No half-measures, no doubt or fear of failure; merely unshakable belief. A little belief, as we are all aware, can go a very long way...

... The term #Grueheads is one which has so much meaning for so many like-minded people. So many of us grew up idolizing horror and have nothing but adoration for this most expressive and outspoken of genres. What is also glorious is that anyone younger, experiencing horror for the first time, can find unflinching acceptance within our fast-growing family unit. We all share one thing in common and this is something inestimable. I speak of passion. Recently it has become hard to keep up with my daily tweets and I know that said passion is circulating like wildfire while I am absent. The same can be said of Emilie; she is working so hard right now to make Trauma Dolls a reality and repay all the faith that the Grueheads have bestowed upon her. This will be her gift...

... It is evolving every day without question. Soon she hopes to begin work on translating her stunning words onto screen and she plans to marry her European style for visual storytelling with an American flavor which will truly set it apart from its contemporaries. I have always taken great pride in my insight and ability for spotting diamonds in the rough. Emilie sparkles brightly and that is why I mention her in the very same breath as masters such as David Cronenberg and Dario Argento. I’m basically giving the industry a heads up; paying my gut feeling forward in kind and letting everyone know that here is a screenwriter, a director, with true foresight…


Trauma Dolls

 The Uprising

By Richard Charles Stevens / Keeper of the Quill

 “There is a buzz building as we speak. Word is beginning to filter across the worldwide web for a project which I make no secret of my personal attachment to. Trauma Dolls is coming and already people are beginning to salivate over the prospect. This week represents a significant rung in the ladder as we commence our climb. On Friday it was revealed that the first of many Trauma Weeks is now officially upon us. This is an adoring celebration of this magnificent proposition and also a statement of intent as the Grueheads pledge their allegiance to its eternal cause. We don’t do things by halves and thus it seemed only right to make a noise for all to hear. Heads are turning, cogs too, as the world becomes aware of just how exclusive a proposition Emilie Flory is suggesting. This film is going to blow head gaskets like diesel in an unleaded tank. That’s right; the Trauma Dolls are set to annihilate.

 This is where we all have an opportunity to ensure that our glorious collective voice be heard in no uncertain terms. For the uninitiated amongst us, and until recently I would have fit this demographic, allow me to introduce you to the art of hashtagging. If, like Keeper, your preferred medium for social networking is Twitter then you should be aware of this new-fangled craze. For as much as it may appear ineffectual, the application of a single hashtag can draw attention to a word or phrase. By entering #TraumaDolls into your search bars, you will instantly be transported to a page dedicated to any similarly themed tweets…
Already a number of well-respected artists have begun work on their own interpretations of Emilie’s dark vision. Right now, we are being steadily drip-fed data and there is much still to ascertain about this formidable concept. However, Trauma Dolls is an enigma. The numerous tantalizing promotional posters speak loud and clear about both its verve and vogue. Fashion and passion ooze out of every image; style and guile are present in über-abundance. The horror theme affords Emilie an opportunity to inject depth into an often shallow industry; offering one-part expose and the other intimate insight. By delving so deep into the cerebral make-up of our crestfallen angel Bijou; Emilie affords us personal attachment unbounded and we get to see the world she sees through her magnificent blackened peepers.”


By Richard Charles Stevens / Keeper of the Crimson Quill

"If there’s one thing that perplexes me in the very best way it is the human brain. This wonderful piece of kit is primarily responsible for every impulse, every thought wave, every feeling we express and, in the correct hands, is a thing of insurmountable majesty. My own cerebrum is a sprawling metropolis of activity and, forty-years on, I’m only now beginning to harness the power beneath the hood. So when somebody comes along with the same inexplicable gift for motoring neurons, I sit up and take notice accordingly. This is not the first time
I have spoken of wonderful Parisian pioneer, Emilie Flory, and neither will it be the last. However, today I plan to elaborate further on why the future of modern horror is something she is destined to play a substantial part in.
It started when she confided with me her screenplay for Trauma Dolls, a psychological leviathan just bellowing out to be green-lit. As I hung from her every word and soaked up the illumination protruding from the words before me, I also found myself visualizing every conceivable shot, almost as though I had gained access to her mind’s central reactor and was being given a free guided tour. Instantly, I knew I had found my way inside no ordinary sweat shop, and was also aware that she possessed a rather exclusive set of tools which set her apart from her contemporaries. The mind can be a wonderful thing when its owner knows how to speak it succinctly and Trauma Dolls couldn’t have been more concise in its fabrication...

...Trauma Dolls is an ambitious project and needs to be as it possesses far greater scope for invention than your run-of-the-mill horror movie. This is the kind of film which would be right at home at Cannes Film Festival and, moreover, her eye for visual detail gives her the very best positioning behind the lens when this ultimately comes to fruition, and I swear blind it will. Self-taught with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg, William Friedkin, and Paul Verhoeven as spotters, she plucked cherries from each and learned the art of optical storytelling from the true crème de la crème in the process. There will be no such thing as a bog-standard shot in Trauma Dolls or, at least, only when she deems such fit to hit home the humanity. Indeed, her camera will be the most voyeuristic, most probing, and most intrusive piece of equipment imaginable.
Another reason why Bijou’s tale is such a mouth-watering prospect is that she has first-hand experience of the fashion industry and knows how it feels to be on the wrong side of the single-minded glare of the lens. Drawing from experience like this affords her the opportunity of crafting her chief protagonist almost as an extension of herself and this means gripping the bloody beating heart of Bijou or, in this case, kneading her damaged frontal lobe. If you’re looking for authenticity then try this on for size. Emilie too suffered a near-fatal road accident which left her in critical condition and comatose so, make no mistake, when you look into Bijou’s eyes, it will be Emilie Flory very much staring back at you. This kind of investment reaps the best dividends, especially when it is vital to her that all five senses be engaged as I have mentioned previously.

While Trauma Dolls percolates beneath the surface like a malignant tumor, she has something else planned, and this is set to provide further evidence of her cinematic prowess. Starfucker goes into production in November and is part of the upcoming 60 Seconds To Die compendium currently building its head of steam. Among the directors also attached to this project are Oklahoma Ward, Adam Ginsberg, Jeremiah Kipp, Tony Newton, Michael J. Epstein, the great John Amplas, and yours truly. For Emilie’s segment she plans to take a stab at the Italian Giallo although, her vision will look to turn the whole genre on its head thus giving it a fresh lick of deep red emulsion for us Generation Xers. I promise you it will be very special indeed and, in little over a month, filming will commence. Look out for Constance Pizon in an unforgettable lead role which is sure to turn heads, seasoned professional and close friend Ludovic Berthillot, and also for her supremely gifted Director of Photography, Tariel Meliava, whose style is set to compliment her vision exotically..."