OFF WITH HER HEAD

A demigod who has descended to Earth in hopes of participating in a human life is placed within the body of a woman, Marie Antoinette. There he experiences man's inhumanity to man in parody and comedy. He is beheaded, and ascends back to his original self more whole than before.

  • Camelia Rose Finley
    Director
    Location Coorindator for Longmire, Better Call Saul, El Camino, Maze Runner, Waco, Briarpatch, First Snow. Other crew positions on Sicario, Graves, Independence Day 2, Suspect Zero, and Wildfire TV shows and Feature films.
  • Camelia Rose Finley
    Writer
    She Dances With Fate - full length play - Fringe Festival Scotland
  • Dale O'Malley
    Key Cast
    "Demi God & Marie Antoinette"
    Longmire, In Plain Sight, Swing Vote, Into The West, Wildfire, The Far Side of Jericho
  • Khalil Ekulona
    Key Cast
    "The Scribe"
    Professional Theater and Improv
  • Michelle Belmont
    Key Cast
    "Rose Bertin"
    Jealous Gods, True Homies, The Anthologies of Horror, The Curse and the Covenant, Welcome to Omnibus Press
  • Lorenzo Anzalone
    Key Cast
    "The Monster"
    Motorcycle Western, Into the Black
  • Edward Le Grey
    Key Cast
    "Boxing Boy"
  • Benjamin Eaglin
    Key Cast
    "Demon Jester"
    Professional Theater and Improv
  • William Cook
    Key Cast
    "Demon Jester"
  • William Wheeler
    Key Cast
    "Demon Jester"
  • Lena McIntyre - Costume Designer
    Lead Artists
    Better Call Saul, Waco, Daybreak, Chambers, The Brave, Midnight Texas, The Night Shift
  • No-e Gomez - Props
    Lead Artists
    Better Call Saul, El Camino,
  • Jac Roberts - DP & Editor
    Key Collaborators
    Heaven Sent, The Missing Link, The Seven Doors, Vanya, Shift, Camera Obscura
  • Callahan Moots - Sound
    Key Collaborators
    Revelation, Screwy Lucy, Unresolved Phenomena
  • Christina Pearl Bright
    Producer
    Looper, True Blood, Spiderman, Independence Day II, Jack Reacher,
  • R. Scott Purcell
    VFX
    A Quiet Place, 12 Monkeys, Silver Linings, Limitless, Clerks II
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Horror, Satire
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Insta 360 R
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Camelia Rose Finley

Camelia Rose Finley has worked professionally in the film industry for eleven years. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, and an BA in Film/Creative Writing. Her work is influenced by the theatre of comedy, punk, horror, the Surrealists, Dogme 95, the Flying Circus, and the Grand Guignol.

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Director Statement

This dark comedy film explores, with satire and parody, the salacious pamphlets written about Marie Antoinette before her beheading in interactive virtual reality or in 2D.

For the 2D version see above.
For the interactive virtual reality version, using your phone, Google Cardboard, virtual visor or Oculus, go to this link:

https://youtu.be/6QeTwEhtMdg?t=7
Off With Her Head

(High internet speed rate is suggested for best viewing in virtual reality, otherwise slight pixelation may be noticed.)

In this futuristic film, the god of a nearby solar system Dale, his handler the Monster, and three Jesters, are stuck with the assignment to become human. They discover the life of Marie Antoinette in written form is much more fun than reality. As their new human life progresses, Dale and his crew meet a combination of wild characters, including a priest, cardinal, Pope, King of France, lovers, lesbians, cows, unicorns, roosters, sheep, murderers, whores, liars, and much more. Through elaborate dances and strange pamphlet illuminations, Dale finds the guillotine a possible way out of this human insanity.

It happens that these story images are deliberately chosen from the arena of written media during the start of the French Revolution; rather then placing them in conventional order, they have been selected for the path of the irrational absurdity of their content. The game of life becomes a reality to an outside entity, the soul, which often shuns the immediate understandings of the prism. The psychotic and the brilliant, the exuberant and the hallucinated, rest underneath the narrative, the artist experiment, and the dreamscape embodied. Here, every word and body performance is capable of transmitting a distinct feeling of catharsis through the story arc and the imminent end. Ultimately one is asked to acknowledge the mirror of the monster within.

Taking each of the worst eleven propaganda illustrations from France at the time and acting them out, from bestiality and incest in the royal family to the size of her wig and embezzling millions back to Austria, one thing is made certain: sometimes propaganda is more fun then reality.

To view these fantastical pamphlets please visit my website for the vast and ridiculous collection.
www.cameliafinley.com
Or in video format here: https://youtu.be/JA0pArBJQ8o

Shot completely in an abandoned railyard, with a 360 virtual reality camera, the location lends itself to a feeling of comedy contained. There is within it the insinuation of reality vs insanity, immortality vs mortality, fantastic vs the domestic, and the comedy of existence.