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I'm On Fire

I’m on Fire is a student short experimental-narrative film about the paradigm shift between how romance is presented in movies versus what happens in real life. This film follows Jodie, a young woman with a skewed view of relationships due to the heavy influence of romance movies in her life. The film examines Jodie’s journey through the five archetypes of men.

  • Rose Trimboli
    Director
  • Rose Trimboli
    Writer
  • David Sholom
    Producer
  • Eloise Gordan
    Key Cast
    "Jodie"
  • Ben Scofield
    Key Cast
    "Sad Boy"
  • Gary Mapp
    Key Cast
    "Nice Guy"
  • Reagan Walczak
    Key Cast
    "The Aggro"
  • Bobby Decker
    Key Cast
    "The Jerk"
  • Casey Baum
    Key Cast
    "The Bravado"
  • Rachel Prettyman
    Editor
  • Ben Scofield
    Director of Photography
  • Will DiNola
    Music
  • Dante Iannetta
    Production Design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, Narrative
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • First Glance Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 16, 2020
    Festival Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Assurdo Film Festival

    Italy
    Nominee for Best International and Best Drama film
  • Grove Film Festival
    Jersey City
    United States
    March 18, 2020
    Official Selection
  • You Film Fest
    Washington D.C.
  • New Filmmakers
    New York City
Director Biography - Rose Trimboli

I am an L.A. based filmmaker that has been studying, writing and making films since the age of 6. I grew up watching all sorts of film, but mostly Italian Neorealism, French New Wave, and 70s, 80s, and 90s cult classics. I studied Film and Video Production at Drexel University where I got my start in production design, set dressing and costume design. Throughout my four years I have worked in sound, editing, camera, gaffing departments and production departments. During my Co-Op program I worked for Passion Pictures where I learned how to produce for documentaries, assistant edit, and do archival research for story development. While working for Passion Pictures I was able to prove my strengths in being a great assistant but also proving to me that my goal is to write and direct my own stories that could reach out and be applied to many different people’s lives.

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Director Statement

I have a focus on fictional films with experimental elements or experimental films which is shown in the current project I am working on. It started out as a senior thesis but I decided to put more time and energy into it to get into festivals and see how far this film could take me.I’m On Fire is a short experimental film based on personal experiences that have shaped my life. I use personal experiences to connect to people which is shown in my work no matter the premise.