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Director Statement

It happens that these story images are deliberately chosen from the arena of written media during the start of the French Revolution; rather then placing them in conventional order, they have been selected for the path of the irrational absurdity of their content. The game of life becomes a reality to an outside entity, the soul, which often shuns the immediate understandings of the prism. The psychotic and the brilliant, the exuberant and the hallucinated, rest underneath the narrative, the artist experiment, and the dreamscape embodied. Here, every word and body performance is capable of transmitting a distinct feeling of catharsis through the story arc and the imminent end. Ultimately one is asked to acknowledge the mirror of the monster within.

A demigod descends to Earth in hopes of experiencing a human life. His placement is within the body of a woman, Marie Antoinette, where he experiences man's inhumanity to man. He is beheaded, and ascends back to his original self more whole than before.

This film explores the libel pamphlets distributed throughout Paris, leading to Marie Antoinette's death by guillotine. Taking each propaganda illustration and acting it out reveals the terrific lies the writers experimented with in the creation of her fall, from the ludicrous idea of bestiality and incest in the royal family to the size of her wig and embezzling millions back to Austria. Here we may prove that propaganda can kill you. Further, shot completely in an abandoned railyard, the location lends itself to a vast feeling of neurosis contained. There is within it the insinuation of reality vs insanity, immortality vs mortality, and the fantastic vs the domestic.

Specifically, the film was shot using an Insta 360 One R, giving the audience the ability to watch the movie in 2D on the big screen and the 3D 360 version for Oculus.

Our film package includes both a 2D and a 3D 360 version: one film for the flat screen and one for the immersive experience in the visor. We shot this film with the concept of the Witness in mind as an invisible character. When watching this work, you, alone, are being played to, as the characters break the fourth wall consistently looking back at you, in every direction you turn.

If you would like to consider this film for the VR/XR part of your festival, the VR 360 version can be watched at this link:

Depending on the modem strength of the juror.

Low res 5 Gb
https://youtu.be/6QeTwEhtMdg

High res 36 Gb
https://youtu.be/NZ-B32zY3k8

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Orgy

Orgy

Marie and LaFayette, assumed lover

Marie and LaFayette, assumed lover

Marie as an animal

Marie as an animal

Adultery in the kitchen

Adultery in the kitchen

Guillotine

Guillotine

Pamphlet quote

Pamphlet quote

Lesbianism

Lesbianism

Adultery with Louis brother

Adultery with Louis brother

Guillotine

Guillotine

Marie as an animal

Marie as an animal

Escape

Escape

Marie likes dicks

Marie likes dicks

Guillotine

Guillotine

Grub Street pamphleteers

Grub Street pamphleteers

French Revolution poster

French Revolution poster

Guillotine

Guillotine

She stepped on the foot of the execu

She stepped on the foot of the execu

Marie in a well

Marie in a well

Guillotine

Guillotine

Pornagraphic literature

Pornagraphic literature

The Diamond Necklace

The Diamond Necklace

King, Queen & cock

King, Queen & cock

Led to the Guillotine

Led to the Guillotine

Marie as an animal

Marie as an animal

Propoganda

Propoganda

Text on her being an animal

Text on her being an animal

King & Queen as animals

King & Queen as animals

Her destruction

Her destruction

In prison

In prison

Marie pushes Louis

Marie pushes Louis

Cartoons

Cartoons

Little parties insinuating sex

Little parties insinuating sex

Cow milking

Cow milking

House in the back of Versaille

House in the back of Versaille

Drawings of the time

Drawings of the time

Giant wig

Giant wig

Orgy

Orgy

She refuses the King

She refuses the King

Her signature

Her signature

Versaille

Versaille

Book of the time

Book of the time

Wig and feathers

Wig and feathers

Wig

Wig

Ship hat

Ship hat

She is an animal

She is an animal

Shepherdess

Shepherdess

Gambling parties

Gambling parties

Her morning lady

Her morning lady

Lesbianism

Lesbianism

Lover hiding under a lamp

Lover hiding under a lamp

Wig and duck hunters

Wig and duck hunters

Portrait

Portrait

Marie and peacock

Marie and peacock

Poverty

Poverty

The diamond necklace

The diamond necklace

The Jewelers Bassenge & Bohemer

The Jewelers Bassenge & Bohemer

Cardinal Rohan of the necklace

Cardinal Rohan of the necklace

Madame La Motte - con woman

Madame La Motte - con woman

Nicholas La Motte

Nicholas La Motte

La Mottes lover Retaux Villette

La Mottes lover Retaux Villette

Protitute - Nicole Leguay

Protitute - Nicole Leguay

Prostitute pretending to be Marie

Prostitute pretending to be Marie

Cardinal arrested

Cardinal arrested

Madame DuBarry necklace made for her

Madame DuBarry necklace made for her

Let Them Eat Cake? She never said it

Let Them Eat Cake? She never said it

Lesbianism

Lesbianism

Her mother Marie Therese

Her mother Marie Therese

Interogation of her son

Interogation of her son

The diamond necklace

The diamond necklace

American Revolution - Marie sent $

American Revolution - Marie sent $