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Crimson Cuffs

Laurena reluctantly goes on a blind date at the behest of her pushy mother and learns it’s always best to trust your instincts over other people's advice.

  • Madeline Vail
  • Madeline Vail
  • Madeline Vail
  • Sandra Glinka
    Key Cast
  • Ben Furney
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Rain
    Key Cast
  • John Marrs
    Key Cast
    "Police Officer"
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  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Madeline Vail

Madeline Vail was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to a devout Hoosier and a Cuban dissident. Her first short story was written at the age of ten and was a thrilling narrative that gave all the horrific details of one’s last day under the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. Her classmates listened with mouth’s agape as Vail described in vivid detail children grasping onto their mother’s aprons as they choked on smoke and how prostitutes and pillars of society alike were caught by the relentlessly rolling molten lava.
Vail went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Florida, where she met her husband, international award winning, LA artist Edward Walton Wilcox. Vail spent the next two and a half decades managing Wilcox’s career, working on and off as a professional actress, studying screenwriting and producing, and raising their three children, Patience, Temperance and Serenity - the namesake of her film company, Three Virtues Films.
Her debut project is Crimson Cuffs, a six minute thriller, written, produced and directed by Vail that is currently being introduced to the festival world.

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Director Statement

While I enjoy most if not all genres of film, I have a propensity and fascination with the dark side. Anything hidden, taboo, forbidden, not clearly understood, or about death and what may be on the other side or in a parallel universe, has always intrigued me. Whether it be a supernatural thriller like my first feature screenplay, "Imaginary Friend," or "Stock Island" - a family adventure about sunken treasure, my stories always originate from some dark place.