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“The Animals” is a short film that explores obsession, nature, and the doppelgänger through dark comedy and magical realism.
Maude is a monomaniacal young woman transported from her suffocatingly ordered life in the city to the sensational wilderness. She adjusts to the chaos of the forest and her strange new neighbors, but a pair of mysterious twin girls taunt her to return home. As her old life and new life start to blend together, she realizes things may not be what they seem, that she herself may not be who she seems.
Director: Angeline Gragasin (“Man V. Candy Machine,” “The Ectasy of Decay”)
Producer: Rachel Wolther (“Schizcago,” “See You Next Tuesday”)
Director of Photography: Meredith Zielke (“Our School,” “La Curación”)
Art Director: Meredith Ries (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” “The Merchant of Venice”)
Costumer: Abby Walton (“The Tempest,” “Richard III”)
Writer – Caitlin Doughty (Caitlin is a licensed funeral director in the state of California. “The Animals” is her first original screenplay.)
About the production:
“This project brings together an amazing group of creative minds, all of whom are dedicated explorers in art and life. This is an opportunity for us to begin a lifelong journey together as filmmakers, to take risks, and to reinvent our world.” — Rachel Wolther
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Why iW likes this:
Boasting an all-female production team with impressive theater and indie credits, “The Animals” also has us excited because of the entrancing art the team has released for the film.
“The Animals” begins production in Los Angeles and Topanga Canyon on June 27th.
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