Mind Games and Home Heists in a Psychological Fantasy in ‘BRAID’

Mind Games and Home Heists in a Psychological Fantasy in 'BRAID'

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BRAID

Logline: Two girls try to rob their wealthy yet psychotic friend who lives in a fantasy world by taking part in her deadly game of make believe.

Elevator Pitch: 
"BRAID" is a psychological thriller about two girls who moved to NYC to become artists and got involved in illegal activities instead – when they run out of money, they decide to return to their childhood home to rob their oldest friend who has been living in the fantasy world they created as children. To get her money the girls have to take part in her twisted game of make believe, descending into a psychedelic hell through role play, violent punishments and eventually murder. "Mulholland Drive" meets "Heavenly Creatures" meets "Funny Games."

Production Team:
Mitzi Peirone: Writer/Director (lead actress, producer, co-writer of "LIKE ME" winner of Indiewire’s Project of the Day, Week, Month)

Mariam Elle Zoghbi: Producer (Producer of "Chaosmos")

About the Film:
"BRAID" challenges our perception of reality through the power of imagination, following a metaphysical journey towards our childhood world of make-believe, where we are who we say we are, where reality is shaped by our thoughts, where dreams never go to sleep. "BRAID" shows us that the mind and its mysteriously extraordinary ways has way more control of our surroundings than we are used to think. It teaches us about fear of failure, unfulfilled dreams, youth, identity and the play of time in our lives. If reality is a extension of our thoughts, are we simply kids playing make believe?

Current Status: Teaser (embedded above) released/fundraising for feature.

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Comments

emilio smadelli

brave bella idea

Sergio

Braid. Very well movie

Sergio

Braid

Greg smith

Even before seeing the trailer, the concept of the plot sounds intriguing and original enough for my vote. Then I saw the trailer and wished I could vote twice for this

federico

yes yes

gianni re

great!

repetto mauri

Wonderful

andrea

Ok

Chiara Malaspina

Yes

Robin Greene

Wow…Clockwork Orange of the modern day. What incredible visuals

carla melchior

Brilliant! Brave, new, different!

Kali

AMAZING! YES!

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