OFF WITH HER HEAD

A demi god believes he is going to Earth to enter a body of a human for fun, instead he is put inside the fate of Marie Antoinette. His insane visit leads to a fatal and celebratory end.

  • Camelia 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 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 7 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    45,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 360 One R - VR Camera
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • FIVARS VR FESTIVAL (LA & Toronto)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    February 24, 2022
    World
  • Jardin Rouge Film Festival
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    March 4, 2022
    International
  • Tokyo Film Awards
  • Octopus Marquee Indie Film Festival
  • First Time Filmmakers - Pinewood Studios
  • Pebbles Underground Film And Video Art Festival
  • Mars International Film Festival
  • New York Nil Gallery
  • Rome Indie Film Festival
Director Biography - Camelia Finley

Camelia 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 the Surrealists and the Grand Guignol.

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Director Statement

He came to Earth as a god but must live the life of a human. But, is he Marie Antoinette or is he insane?

Live, love, play hard, die by guillotine.

This feature length comedia del arte cabaret is set in the late 1780's, influenced by the Théâtre du Grand Guignol. The film emphasizes satire and parody fantasia to express a demi-god's exasperation at being reincarnated as a French aristocrat. Using actual written gossip the work takes on a massive media wheelhouse to play the eleven pamphlets out one by one.

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 propaganda illustration and acting it out reveals the terrific lies the writers experimented with in the creation of her fall, from the ludicrous idea of bestiality and incest in the royal family to the size of her wig and embezzling millions back to Austria. Here we may prove that propaganda can kill you. Further, shot completely in an abandoned railyard, the location lends itself to a vast feeling of neurosis contained. There is within it the insinuation of reality vs insanity, immortality vs mortality, and the fantastic vs the domestic.

Specifically, the film was shot using an Insta 360 One R, giving the audience the ability to watch the movie in 2D on the big screen and the 3D 360 version for Oculus.

Our film package includes both a 2D and a 3D 360 version: one film for the flat screen and one for the immersive experience in the visor. We shot this film with the concept of the Witness in mind as an invisible character. When watching this work, you, alone, are being played to, as the characters break the fourth wall consistently looking back at you, in every direction you turn.
Content: occasional sexual nuance and simulated violence

To watch with subtitles go to this link on Youtube:
https://youtu.be/cvJEiBBTcxI

If you would like to see this feature film in 3D virtual reality, rather than the attached 2D version, please go to this link:
https://youtu.be/NZ-B32zY3k8

If used as a moving image installation the costumes, monologues, and location transmit a distinct feeling, through a singular gaze, of catharsis as multiple triptychs in a row. Visually stunning alone and in a gallery setting. May be set in the frame of a flatscreen or in an available Meta Oculus visor.