Key Lime Voodoo

The story begins with an intro into the landscape of Key Lime Florida and its local flavor.

Paul and Zoe, are enjoying an afternoon at their hometown outdoor market just outside of Baltimore. Following day its off too work and Det. Paul Lax, is feeling the pressure of his busy workload, while Zoe a singer/songwriter is performing locally. The next day Paul and Zoe meet for dinner where they both express some frustrations. Zoe, is not wasting any time and much to the dismay of Paul, she’s decided to head south to the town of Key Lime, Florida. A tropical paradise known for its good vibes and friendly people.

Zoe begins her decent down towards the stretch of narrow highways and bridges connecting patches of islands. Upon entering Key Lime she experiences the seductive scent that can put you in a state of euphoria.

The scene is dense with wild mangroves, few signs of inhabitants, and tropical wildlife. Zoe, checks in to the local Key Lime Inn. She soon meets the local bar fly Peter, and in conversation they both agree to meet the next day. Zoe and Peter arrive at an orchid greenhouse where they are welcomed with open arms by Audrey, the local orchid grower.

Upon settling in Zoe, is finding her way alone and is delighted to find “Audrey”, clipping away at her orchids. Zoe, develops an attraction to Audrey, bordering on trust and dependency. She is quite attracted to Audrey, who is very convincing and alluring. Once Audrey, gains her trust she invites Zoe back for a tasting of her famous key lime pie. A diabolical plan unfolds while Zoe falls prey to the local flavor. Meanwhile back in Baltimore, Det. Lax, frustrated must leave his jurisdiction and struggles in search of Zoe, who cant seem to resist her vulnerabilities and temptations.

  • jo blanco
    Director
  • jo blanco
    Writer
  • julio blanco
    Writer
  • jo blanco
    Producer
  • austin jones
    Producer
  • tony sinatra
    Producer
  • Austin Jones
    Key Cast
    "Paul"
  • Jennifer Kaiser
    Key Cast
    "Zoe"
  • Katria Whitfield
    Key Cast
    "Audrey"
  • Gary James Fitzsimmons
    Key Cast
    "Peter"
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Horror, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital SLR
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - jo blanco

Jo Blanco
American Photographer

Jo was born January 28,1961 in New York City. Creativity has always been a part of his life. Late Mom Nadina, a fine artist and brother Julio Jr. an advertising creative director.

A first generation Cuban American Jo grew up just blocks from the famed Tower Theatre in Little Havana. He graduated in 1979 from Miami Senior High where he was a three year varsity QB . Jo, later played for The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, but his career ended abruptly with injury. After a lot of soul searching he found a love for film and took to the camera to learn the trade.

He began his new career in photography working his way up. In 1985 he became Jo Blanco Photographer. Jo moved back to New York City 1995. Soon thereafter he produced national print campaigns for multi national clients. After a very successful run in advertising his passion for editorial photography called him to Europe. After his whirlwind tour he came back home to be with his family eventually taking up residence in Miami Beach. It was the dawn of the digital age. Jo adopted and embraced this new technology and applied it to his fine art photography and experimental film making. His candid and poignant images offer glimpses into his subjects lives, their cultures and physical environments. Jo is fascinated with people and lists his personal work under Environmental Portraiture.

“My images are a testament to life that is constantly happening all around me. Photography at its very best is completely unpredictable, and will make you as honest as an athlete."

- Jo Blanco Photographer

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Director Statement

My career as professional photographer has earned me the experience behind the camera to see this ambitious film project become a reality. In collaboration with a very dedicated cast and crew, and very minimal financial backing, my career has gone full circle and have managed to make my dream of writing , producing and directing a film come true.
The story of, "Key Lime Voodoo" found a place in heart on my way to the Florida Keys. The feeling one gets when crossing those bridges on the way to the Florida Keys was the inspiration, and thats where it all began. As I child I remember picking key limes from the ground careful not getting stabbed from the evil thorns on the branches. My mother taught to never take anything for granted and to appreciate every last bit of food that was put on my plate. You can say this story is based on my past experiences in life. I am very grateful for my cast and crew who made this dream become possible and being able to screen it just blocks from where I grew up.