Blood Orange

"Blood Orange" follows the self-absorbed and woefully unskilled Detective Robbins and his down-to-Earth assistant Spotty. The two embark on a journey to solve the murder of a man named Isaac, who is obsessed with the color orange. He can only eat orange foods, only wear orange clothes, and lives in a fully orange house.
The three suspects of his murder are:

- Polly, a murderous-looking girl who carries a giant bloody knife everywhere she goes.

- Travis, a sporadic and eclectic gentlemen with bursts of rage.

- Marlene, a very sad girl who can only cry rather than speak.

On this playful, whimsical journey, Detective Robbins haphazardly stumbles through the case, before he makes a very dark discovery that turns the film on its head.

  • Gavin Ellis
  • Gavin Ellis
  • Gavin Ellis
  • Brandon Brown
    Key Cast
    "Detective Robbins"
  • Lorenzo Cañizares
    Key Cast
  • Abby Phillips
    Key Cast
  • Christopher Yancy
    Key Cast
  • Ashley Santamaria
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Murder Mystery, Dark, Comedic, Twisted, Whimsical, Funny, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 49 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of North Texas
Director Biography - Gavin Ellis

Hi, my name is Gavin Ellis!

I'm a 21-year-old movie maker originally from Glasgow, Scotland but currently attending the University of North Texas.

I just love putting my characters, voices, and stories on screen. I'm very proud of my latest film, Blood Orange, and can't wait to continue the tale of Detective Robbins and Spotty in my next film venture.

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Director Statement

This film was such a blast to create, from the first idea to the final edit. I want to thank my lovely cast and crew for putting in a lot of effort and showing so much passion for my idea! Most of all I would like to thank my girlfriend Abby for not only being a terrifying "Polly" and amazing makeup artist, but being along with me every step of the way.
I hope that anyone watching this film can take away some kind of positive message of love, life, death, happiness, quirkiness, etc.
Most of all, I hope you enjoy it. This film truly is a piece of me, and a piece of so many others too!