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Foam Sword

Every weekend a lonely LARPER, pretends to be a tough Barbarian in the woods. As he ventures deeper into the trees, the lines between fantasy and reality get blurred.

  • Foster Mellott
  • Lady M. Harriman
  • Alex Dowdy
  • Sam Wilson
  • Joseph McCormick
    Key Cast
  • David Gibbs
    Key Cast
  • Jake Bruno
    Art Dept
  • Lucas Behrends
    Director of Photography
  • Erin Murray
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Virginia Commonwealth University
Director Biography - Foster Mellott, Lady M. Harriman

K FOSTER MELLOTT is a writer and director based out of Richmond, Virginia. He has written one previous short for VCUarts Cinema and is now focusing on Foam Sword, the first short he’s ever directed. His work primarily involves real people facing fantastical situations. He remains obsessed with monsters, both in real life and the ones we imagine in our nightmares. He is also interested in historical research and cryptozoology.

LADY M. HARRIMAN is a non-binary artist and director based out of Richmond, Virginia. They have written and directed three other pieces prior to working on Foam Sword. Their focuses are in eco-sustainable art and volunteer work. They also have a deep passion for the holiday Halloween.

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Director Statement

One of the things that attracted us to Foam Sword, was its clever way of viewing masculinity. Jason not only has to wrestle with a group of toxic “friends,” he also has to face his own preconceived notions of what a man really is. The fantasy genre features a ton of violent, self-serving “heroes” and that portrayal ultimately causes Jason to lose faith in himself.