Overture

A theatre casting sets the scene for an audition with mysterious and ultimately horrific consequences, merging fiction and reality with satirical undertones.

  • Cradeaux Alexander
    Director
    "Funeral Meats", "Desire Caught by the Tail", "The Body Will Follow", "Eh Joe", "Vengeance, Bloodlust and Afternoon Tea"
  • Cradeaux Alexander
    Writer
    "Funeral Meats", "Triptych", "The Body Will Follow"
  • Rohan Quine
    Producer
    "The Beasts of Electra Drive", "The Imagination Thief"
  • Helen Adie
    Key Cast
    "Director"
  • Luca Pusceddu
    Key Cast
    "Actor 2"
  • Rohan Quine
    Key Cast
    "Assistant Director"
  • Cradeaux Alexander
    Key Cast
    "Actor 1"
  • Marisa Malone
    Key Cast
    "Actor 3"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, horror, mystery
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Cradeaux Alexander

Cradeaux is a director, writer, actor, and visual artist originally from Los Angeles; he has studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York, and Chelsea College of Art and Royal College of Art in London. His directing work has recently been featured on CNN International and BBC's Front Row. He is represented in the UK by C.A. Artistes. He is currently based in London and is the director of Luxe Films. He has directed theatre work at King's Head Theatre, Bow Arts, Theatro Technis, The Kraine Theatre, The Chelsea Theatre, and Access Theatre among others, including New York and UK premieres of plays by Pablo Picasso and Samuel Beckett. Recent film directing credits with Luxe Films include "Triptych", "Overture", and "The Body Will Follow". His moving image work has been shown in art galleries internationally.

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Director Statement

"Overture" explores a lot of the themes I've investigated over the years in my work, including the often tenuous gap between reality and fiction, and the enactment of the self. How we know who we are is a big question for me; is it through the lens of the other? Our self-reflection within the gaze of the social theatre is a series of unending mirrors...