This film follows a classic "Be Careful What You Wish For" fairytale style with a heightened visual style reminiscent of "Pan's Labyrinth". It emerged from a collaboration with Cecyl Caban, Producer, for her MFA thesis. She presented me a script by Brooklyn Alexander about a warped and malicious imaginary friend who takes revenge on his creator for abandoning him to other boys. This film is barely recognizable when placed up against its original source material but the basic themes of childish innocence and the naive lack of awareness of consequence translates directly into the main idea found in Jamie's Girl.
"'Jamie's Girl' displays a surreal mood as the ballerina subtly emerges as a spirit confined by a possesive eerie presence challenging reality and generating an abrupt shift of mood." -- Vlad Dorofte, BELIFF
Hannah Sharp as Allie
Dylan Bethany as Jamie
Cecyl Caban & Lucy Phipps-Kaye
Written & Directed by
Cinematographer - Conrad Laga
Gaffer - Andy Amores
1st Assistant Director - Scott McKinney
Sound Supervisor - Peter Turner III
Art Director - Sasha van Schalkwyk
Had a great time screening "Jamie's Girl" at the Austin Micro Short Film Festival 2018 at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline. They are a kind and hospitable festival staff who took great care of their filmmakers and their films.
First interview at the Grove Film Festival in Jersey City, New Jersey. Loved the intimate feel of this small local festival. I couldn't have been more proud to join this community of New York and New Jersey-area filmmakers for the evening.
And special thanks for awarding this film Best Concept.