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Project of the Day: ‘Red Pearl” Follows an Aspiring Fashion Designer

Project of the Day: 'Red Pearl" Follows an Aspiring Fashion Designer

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Red Pearl

Tweetable Longline: An aspiring young fashion designer moves west to her first job in a new city, quickly becoming involved with unwanted drama.

Elevator Pitch: An aspiring young fashion designer moves west to her first job in a new city. Becoming involved with unwanted drama, she ends up lonely and uninspired. Spiraling into despair, Scarlet must decide how she will confront disappointment and rejection as she seeks to reconfigure her sense of identity. Starring Desira Pesta and featuring Mondo Guerra as himself.

Production Team:

Written, Produced, Directed and Edited by Jessica McGaugh and Stacy Barton
Associate Producer- Jon Waters
Director of Photography- Trevr Merchant
Location and Post Audio- David Graey
Music- Steve Woodzell, Sweet Ghosts and Glowing House

About the Film: Jessica McGaugh and Stacy Barton have been friends since we became roommates during film school at Syracuse University. We collaborated immediately while sharing an editing studio in our house off Westcott Street.

We closely identify with our lead character Scarlet who is exploring the difficulties of following big dreams. The overwhelming process of immersing oneself into an unfamiliar environment with no friends or family to fall back on is a life-forming experience like no other. We want to visualize the struggle of a young woman on her quest of learning who she is and what she is capable of.

Current Status: The film is in Postproduction, close to picture-lock. We still need to complete post sound, color grading, music and graphics.

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