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‘Leda’ Brings a Modern 3D Twist to a Classic Greek Myth

"It is an escape from all the formulaic rules that tend to limit the medium and make it difficult for original voices to be heard."

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Leda

Logline: The line between dream and reality begins to fade when newlywed Leda, living in her groom’s arboreal estate, finds herself impregnated by a supernatural force taking the form of a swan.

Elevator Pitch:

“Leda” is a 3D, black and white original film inspired by the controversial myth Leda and the Swan. The subject of thousands for pieces of art from painting to poetry, the myth now sets the stage for a tragedy of love, madness, and the divine. Leda and her husband begin a life together in a dream-like world of the past. When a jealous god has his way with her, Leda’s dream transforms to a dark and haunted nightmare. As she tries to maintain her grasp on reality, we discover she’s pregnant!

Production Team:

Director: Samuel Tressler IV
DP: Nick Midwig (“12 O’Clock Boys,” “Beware the Slenderman”)
Stereographer: Vince Toto (“Dredd 3D”)
Gaffer: Grey Adkins (“House of Cards,” “Veep”)
Producer: Clark Kline
Costumer/Designer: Stephanie Hyder
Set Decoration: Stephenie Yee
1st AC: Spencer Grundler
Key Grip: Aaron Sickman

About the Film:

This is my debut feature, a project I’ve been working towards for 4 years. It is an escape from all the formulaic rules that tend to limit the medium and make it difficult for original voices to be heard. The use of 3D is specifically to help tell the story, visually pulling the characters away from their settings and each other as the emotional distance between them starts to grow. It is a return to experimenting with filmic storytelling and aims to provide a unique/fresh viewing experience.

Current Status: We are 20% of the way into production and currently fundraising to get the rest shot.

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