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Lady Crimson (short film)

Psychopathic aristocrat Bluebeard hires the assassin known as Wolf to kill his wife Amber, after failing at that himself. Wolf though, succumbs to Amber's seductive charms. They join forces in a plot to trick Bluebeard and make a get-away with the money for the job. Amber though, has her own plan in action, one involving betrayal, bullets and blood.

  • Iannis Aliferis
    Ethel; Ambrosia; Exodus
  • Iannis Aliferis
    Headz; Ethel; Ambrosia; Exodus
  • Iannis Aliferis
  • Robert H. Wainwright
  • Elly Condron
    Key Cast
  • Josh Burdett
    Key Cast
  • Robert H. Wainwright
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    24 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Jehlum Short & Long Film Festival
    November 5, 2016
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Iannis Aliferis

Iannis Aliferis studied Creative Writing at Middlesex University in London and has completed acting courses in Western Australia at the WAAPA and at The Bull Academy in London. He has performed on stage and in various independent films, most notably in projects for Borderline Shorts Ltd and Evergreen Media Europe Ltd. Acting and writing were followed by a large interest in the actual formation of film projects, so in 2009 Iannis completed various film-making courses at Raindance and also attending the Guerilla Film-making Masterclass Weekend course. In 2009 Iannis directed his short script 'Exodus', which was produced by Borderline Shorts Ltd, a film that won the Johnson Trophy for Drama in the same year and a BIAFF 4 Star Award in 2010. He followed that by writing, producing and directing the feature play 'A Priest in Love' which was performed in The Network Theatre in Waterloo. Iannis has produced various short movies since then, has written and directed 'Lady Crimson', 'Ambrosia', 'Ethel' and most recently the horror short 'Flesh'. He has directed 'Six Seconds To Die' and written and starred in 'Headz'.

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Director Statement

'Lady Crimson' is a neo-noir action thriller with fairy-tale elements. The story takes characters from classic fables and drops them in the modern setting of a world of possession, betrayal, and violence. The three main characters of the story are BLUEBEARD, WOLF and AMBER. Bluebeard is the embodiment of his namesake from the classic French folktale of the very wealthy nobleman who was in the habit of murdering his wives. Wolf obviously refers to the Big Bad Wolf that terrorized unsuspecting girls and three little pigs. And lastly, Amber represents the 'red-themed' women in those fables, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Rose Red, but with the added characteristic that the men she sleeps with cannot thereafter kill her.
In keeping with the fairy-tale element, these three characters are also represented in this setting by their individual colour. Bluebeard is surrounded by the colour blue, Wolf dresses himself in grey and black, and Amber is fond of wearing a long red jacket. Colour in fact plays a very big role in the design and aesthetics of this film, and bold red will be prominently featured in many of the story’s key settings and scenes. Being a fable at heart, the overall colour design of the film will need to be emphasized, as it will need to portray a heightened sense of reality.