The first images of Bella Thorne have been released in what will also be her directorial debut.
The first preview images have been released Paint Her Redthe directorial debut of Bella Thornewho will also play the lead role.
The film, which will have its world premiere at the Taormina Film Festival, is based on an original screenplay written, directed and performed by her. The short film stars actress Juliet Sterner (Saint Clare) with narration by writer-director Oren Moverman, nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay of The Messenger.
According to the press release, Thorne will offer “a non-apologetic, but painful and beautiful narrative that explores the situation of women“. “With vulnerability and strength, (Thorne) uses haunting imagery and a blend of prose and wistful poetry, allowing the audience a more intimate look at one woman’s pre-destined journey“.
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Thorne herself stated: “We all connect through stories – looking at art should be like looking in a mirror. I’m looking for short films that tell me about family dynamics, trauma in any form, stories of internalized hate, mother/daughter and father/son stories. I look for stories that show the balance between the good and bad sides of life, the light and the dark we are surrounded by every day“.
It is not yet clear if the short will receive a wide distribution in theaters or on some platform.