*For full effect with score, this film should be watched at maximum volume.
WIDOWER (2013) is a psychedelic melodramedy. With an original score from LA band whqles, the story follows a rigid woman coping with her fiancé's death when a young, capricious girl with her own problems moves in with her. (HDV, 21:27m, stars UCB's Jillian Fratkin with Alexandria Basso)
A Wolfe, awolfe07 [at] gmail [dot] com
Extras: The way I understand story draws from the largely discounted genre of the melodrama, or its cheesy cousin the soap opera. I'm a woman who grew up watching countless soap operas and TV sitcoms, along with every horror film in the known world. I believe the soap operas, TV comedies, and horror films were all extremely instrumental in developing how women relate to film and TV, because they were the only genres that really welcomed women into the stories. And in many ways--especially the soap operas--these genres largely assured women that they could feel a full range of emotions from fear and justified paranoia to extreme joy and shame, reinforcing that women were truly part of the story. And yet, we've moved away from these genres as acceptable art forms for women to consume. For soap operas, we're very hesitant to revert back to a time when women could be the emotionally sadistic villains who stole husbands then were punished with an abnormally long coma. But as a genuine Susan Lucci fan who watched her character transverse the spectrum of good to evil and back again, I miss the days of seriously flawed women, because I could relate to them far more than I could to the virtuous princesses. And in the case of horror, I think we've moved away from the archetypal female survivor of the American horror film heydays, which for all her obvious flaws was also a beacon of hope that a woman was strong enough to take on a demonic serial killer. In this experiment of WIDOWER, I wanted to see what would happen if we combined these lost feminine genres, and I wanted to pay homage to the TV and films that made me love the moving picture, because I saw a reflection of myself within them--never the princess, but the cloaked assassin sent to kill her.
Parody Outtakes from the hit "First Kiss" video.
Written, Directed, Produced & Edited by: Joshua Hoover
Camera Operator & DP: Simon Cardoza
Music: "Sub Rosa" by Shurpa
Filmed at SacStudios
Thanks to all of our Kissers:
Lindsey Moore Ford
Michael J. Sielaff
Paul David Stewart
Ariane Von Kamp
You guys rocked my world!
This is a spot for Mercenaries 2 that we shot with Chance Kelly of Generation Kill Fame. This was shot 35mm on an Arri LT with Cooke S4 Primes and was originally broadcast in 4:3 SD. This is an older spot but still one of our favorites.