This is a script I've being excited to make for a very long time. It's a world I can never quite shake, it's a group of characters I just can't forget, it's a got a feeling that I just can't stop obsessing over..
I remember those nights where I first discovered dance music and drugs. The power of a deep red lipstick and the lure of the city lights. I remember looking for love in all the wrong embraces. I didn't know what it meant to be hurt until I was. And yet the mistakes, the heartbreak and the pain is what made me feel alive. It made me feel grown up. My cousins and myself struggled with an identity torn between worlds. Who we were inside the house differed from who we were outside of it and our hearts ached because of it.
This film is about you when you're young and feel a whole heap of complex feelings you don't quite understand. You act on things that are still forming. When the night feels full of possibilities and yet you go home alone with a disappointment that reaches deep into the lining of your stomach. That feeling is the essence of what this short film is. I want the audience to really feel that themselves.
As the characters are driven by emotions and desires so will the film itself, embodied by the visual language and sound. We will literally show the internal landscapes of the sisters as they go through their night.
This is one of the first stories of the Fijian-Indian diaspora to be told on our screens. I could not be more excited about bringing this story to life.