Billy becomes the reluctant subject of worship when his delusional mother decides he is Jesus reincarnate.
FESTIVALS & SALES:
Palme d’Or Nominated; Cannes Film Festival.
Best Short Film; Cinéma des Antipodes.
Official Selection; Stockholm Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Chicago International Film Festival, NZ International Film Festival, Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Prague Film Festival, St Tropez Film Festival, La Casa Encendida, Clermont-Ferrand Festival, Just For Laughs Festival Canada.
Sold for Broadcast to: Canal Plus International, Rialto & SBS.
Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2013
Winner Audience Choice at Bermuda international film festival 2013
Audience Choice at Lowcountry Shorts Fest 2013
Best Short Film at Shnit International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Fingal International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Brantford International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Best at Festival at Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Zinebi, London Short Film, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Rochester, London Independent and Emmetaler Filmtage.
‘This Is Vanity’ is the dark and tragic tale of a tiring mother who struggles to protect both herself and her disabled teenage daughter from the continual attacks of local adolescents. Repeatedly rebuffed and frustrated by the authorities, she ultimately turns to a far greater power than can be found on her failing human plane.
Director's note: We shot this piece in Sweden (Gävle, Strängnäs and Uppsala) on a "shoestring budget", using just one 5D-Mark II-camera (with Canon L-series lenses). Our very first mission was actually to help another company (Quixel) with some live-action shots/scenes to simply showcase their new texture-tool for 3d-models in games and movies, but instead we came up with this concept idea and created a full blown short film. Primarily, we wanted to do something visual and entertaining to simply present this concept and showcase Quixel's tools.
We did almost everything our self (with some 3d/texture/sfx help) and we used close friends/family members to be "actors", including myself playing the main character. So I guess that's why the acting isn't top notch and why we didn't use so much dialogue ;) BUT we also wanted to keep it very visual, we wanted to tell a story with pictures (and UI-text of course). That was a big challenge but I think we succeeded. In the end we're happy with the end result considering the conditions and people really seem to like it! That's awesome to see and very rewarding! / Jimmy & Eric"
For more information, please contact:
Manager: Scott Glassgold / IAM Entertainment
Production blog: http://www.jimmyanderic.blogspot.com
Company site: http://www.adaptproductions.com
Eric Ramberg: email@example.com
Jimmy Eriksson: firstname.lastname@example.org
A young girl, creative and idealistic, dreams of brighter days in a forgotten Eastern European city. Her fate is inextricably sealed when she crosses paths with a scheming, and enigmatic old woman, who harbors a dark secret.
What seems like a small act of cruelty between strangers, will fracture the very foundations of a city.
WINNER, SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: SITGES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER, BEST SHORT FILM: FANTASPORTO FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER, INTERNATIONAL SHORT: HOLLYSHORTS FILM FESTIVAL
FINALIST: RUSHES SOHO SHORTS FESTIVAL FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: FANTASTIC FEST
OFFICIAL SELECTION: PALM SPRINGS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: INTERFILM BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL