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Parallel Chords (overture)

Parallel Chords (overture) is the true story of a young violinist struggling to assert her individuality amidst the intense pressure of her pianist father and the formidable weight of her own musical ability. Surreal images fill her interior life, and provide her with some escape, until she ultimately breaks free in reality.

Winner - BEST SHORT FILM
Winner - BEST SOUND
Winner - JURY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC
Winner - CURATOR PICK (Cash Prize)
Finalist - Emerging Director

  • catherine dudley-rose
    Director
    Farewell
  • catherine dudley-rose
    Writer
    Farewell
  • catherine dudley-rose
    Producer
    Farewell, Sopranos, numerous
  • bjorn johnson, rachel ann, corey webb
    Key Cast
    numerous
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Music, Women, Surreal, Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, Canon300
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:85
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Middlebury New Filmmaker's Festival
    Middlebury, VT
    August 29, 2015
    Vermont Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • South Dakota Film Festival
    South Dakota
    September 30, 2015
    SD Premiere
    Jury Award for Excellence in Music
  • Reno Tahoe International Film Festival
    Tahoe City, CA, Reno, and Sparks Nevada
    June 5, 2015
    US premiere
    official selection / no awards for our category
  • 15th Annual Whitaker St. Louis Filmmaker's Showcase
    St. Louis, MO
    July 23, 2015
    St. Louis Premiere
    Best Sound
  • Hudson Valley international Film Festival
    Hudson Valley, NY
    August 15, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Film Festival of Columbus FFOCOL
    Gateway Film Center
    August 20, 2015
    US shorts
  • Connecticut Film Festival & FilmFest52
    Bethel Cinema, CT
    August 19, 2015
    Featured Film
  • Charlotte Film Festival
    Charlotte, NC
    September 26, 2015
    NC Premiere
  • Post Alley Film Festival
    SIFF FILM CENTER
    October 3, 2015
    Seattle Premiere
    Winner - Curator's Pick - Cash Award, Finalist - Emerging Director
  • San Pedro International Film Festival
    Warner Grand Theatre, San Pedro California
    October 11, 2015
    Los Angeles Area Premiere
    Official Selection
  • LA Femme International Film Festival
    Laemmle Music Hall
    October 15, 2015
    LA Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Citizen Jane Film Festival
    Columbia, MO
    October 24, 2015
    Featured Short Film
  • Citizen Jane Film Festival
    Columbia, MO
    October 25, 2015
    Featured Short Film
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York City, NY
    November 7, 2015
    New York City Premiere
    Official Selection
  • St. Louis International Film Festival
    St. Louis, MO
    November 8, 2015
    Featured Short Film
  • Ojai Film Festival
    Ojai, California
    November 7, 2015
    Official Selection
  • New Haven International Film Festival
    New Haven, CT
    November 13, 2015
    Official Selection
  • Souix Empire Film Festival
Director Biography - catherine dudley-rose

Catherine Dudley-Rose is an award winning writer/director, actress and musician. She has taught at the NY Stage & Film Program, the Broadway Theater Institute, and been a guest teaching artist, and performer in numerous venues. The film is loosely autobiographical, as she was brought up as a violinist playing with her concert pianist father and did "escape" to NYC with a hundred dollars at a young age. She is a National Film Challenge finalist, and this is her third collaboration with cinematographer Hannah Radcliff.

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Director Statement

Parallel Chords (overture) is a short version of the feature length screenplay which has received attention and been awarded a grant funded in part by the NEA. After optioning the script more than once and watching the many standard delays that occur in the industry, we moved forward on our own with the short. This film collaboration includes people and locations from SC, NYC, LA and St. Louis. This also was made possible upon finding an amazing cinematographer that understood, and had a passion for the script.