In this modern day fairytale directed by Peter Szewczyk and set in a dreary and nameless European city, a young girl randomly encounters an enigmatic old lady who reveals a strange, freaky secret.
As the story unravels the young girl goes through a strange transformation and before you know it the protagonist starts to ooze color from blackened hands and it all goes a bit FUBAR for her, as the world around her starts to unravel.
Written and directed by Peter Szewczyk
In association with BBC Film Network and BBC HD
©2011 A Light + Mathematics Production
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
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OFFICIAL SELECTION: INTERFILM BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Since the start of his film career at George Lucas' famed Skywalker Ranch, Peter Szewczyk has enjoyed a front row seat to the crafting of Hollywood blockbusters by the modern masters of cinema. Sitting through what Szewczyk calls “a decade of dailies” with the likes of James Cameron, Andrew Stanton, and George Lucas, he studied each director's approach to storytelling.
Szewczyk contributed as an artist, designer, and technician to the legendary franchises of "Harry Potter", "Shrek", "Star Wars" and "Ice Age", but it was not until his time on "Avatar" that Szewczyk felt he was ready to leave the trenches of digital production, for the challenges of directing.
As a first generation Pole, raised in Chicago, he balances the DIY spirit of American filmmaking, with the intellect and restraint more characteristic of European cinema. He splits his time between Los Angeles and London, and acts as managing director of Light + Mathematics. (source Vimeo)