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Cuckold Picasso

"A powerful, jolting experience to the senses that forces the viewer into introspection."- Persis LOVE, Oaxaca FilmFest

Pablo Picasso's "1971 Harlequin Head", thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man's soul.
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Although grizzly, the action and title are just strong metaphors about our need to deal with internal fears, and internal terror. It is necessary to open a third eye; necessary to dare to look straight on at the things we need to face. In doing so, we free ourselves to embrace and learn from the things we are prone to unnecessarily fear the most.

  • Lance Larson
    Bloom (2008 Short), Invisible (feature in development/script completed), American Ranger (feature in development script completed)
  • James R Adams II/ Lance Larson
    Novel Manuscript (being revised) - the basis for film
  • Stephen Sweeney
  • Micah Fitzgerald
    Key Cast
  • Gia Vangieri
    Key Cast
    How Not To (Vimeo web series)
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Avante Garde, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Not yet screened publicly or at a festival. One Reeler Won Best cimematograpy, Best editing overall, Award of Excellence (Best Film), nominated for Best Film OverallEditingMay 2016 Accolade Global Film Competition: Merit Award Winner for film short and Merit award winner with special mention for best lead actor (Micah Fitzgerald)

    Accolade Global Film Competition: Winner of two Merit awards
Director Biography - Lance Larson

Bloom (2008 short film written by David Norman)
Invisible (In development, script written by David Elliott. Elliott is known for G.I. Joe and Four Brothers scripts)
American Ranger (In development, script by David Norman)

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Director Statement

Director Statement

Six months ago I had the pleasure of reading a thought provoking scene from a friend's manuscript. I was so troubled by it I had to read it again and again. How could one scene hold so many unique perspectives? Was it one perspective or four? Were they physical or metaphysical? Depends on what lens you view them through. Out of context the dialogue was meditative and therapeutic to the point of inspiring mindfulness. Now mash that into a jarring torture scene and the puzzle starts to take shape. Every unsettling image was delicately laced with the soft caress of a sympathetic voice that empowered the subject to rise above and let go.

Before shooting the short I needed to know what inspired my friend, James R. Adams II, to write the scene. James talked about the human condition of overcoming obstacles. Everyone is working through some kind of pain whether it be addiction, loss, self image, etc... We all have work to do. Sometimes we seek therapy or just let the voice in our head be the guide. This scene is ultimately about self-reflection and growth.

With that in mind I chose to shoot the scene in 1st person. That way the experience is more personal to each audience member who watches it.

I found the juxtaposition of my friend's scene both intriguing and equally unsettling. I hope the film does the same thing!

-Lance Larson