Yesterday the dark heart of cinema FrightFest unveiled it’s new sponsor Pigeon Shrine and 2023 line up. George Baron’s genre-bending surrealist noir 1950s set The Blue Rose , will receive its World premiere.
The film marks 18 year old Baron‘s much anticipated directorial debut. Once again why Pigeon Shrine Frightfest is a fantastic platform for young and upcoming filmmakers to showcase there talents.
The film follows the one-night journey of two rookie detectives, as they set out to solve a seemingly clear-cut homicide, only to find themselves in an alternate reality of their worst nightmares.
Next to directing Baron (Wet Hot American Summer) also has written the script and stars in his film. Also stars Olivia Scott Welch (Fear Street, Panic, Unbelievable), Danielle Bisutti (Insidious: Chapter Two, Curse of Chucky, God of War) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, The Lazarus Effect).
A “pastel-noir” film inspired by the golden age of Hollywood and the mysteries that lie underneath, Baron took much inspiration from Blue Velvet, The Love Witch and the series Ratched. Music heavily influences the film as well — the filmic tunes of Angelo Badalementi and the sweeping symphonies of Bernard Herrmann, paired with the aesthetics of Melanie Martinez and the sultriness of Lana Del Rey.
George adds: “In an increasingly divisive world, it is my intent for this film in its absurdist, off-beat way to help people who are targeted for being different. Although not a straight period piece, I set it in the quasi-50s — a time that was ripe with repressed fears and desires — to enhance themes of gender fluidity and facing fears in a universe that doesn’t allow them to be expressed. As a first-time director, making the film has truly been a dream come true and I am so excited to share it with everyone at FrightFest.”
We don’t have an official Trailer for The Blue Rose, whilst we wait check out some first look images and a Poster.
The Blue Rose plays on Sunday 27th August, 6.45pm in Discovery Screen 1 (Super Screen). Single tickets on sale from Saturday 22nd July, noon and you can purchase those tickets here.