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Pink Rabbit

When a desperate, aging, model invites a young photographer into his apartment for a photoshoot, he tries to display his originality at any cost. The thing is, the photographer has already seen it... even studied it... and might just claim it for his own.

  • Victor Oly
    Director
  • Ben Milligan
    Writer
  • Tobias Scavenius
    Cinematographer
    Dark Angel, The Mare, Viking Blood
  • Victor Oly
    Editor
  • Dan Milligan
    Producer
    Black Panther, Watchmen, 300, I, Tonya, Terminator: Dark Fate
  • David John Phillips
    Key Cast
    "Dean"
    Diamond Tongues, Murder Wall
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Psychological Thriller
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    8,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2020
    Bucheon
    Korea, Republic of
    July 9, 2020
    World Premiere
    Nominated - Bucheon Choice Shorts
  • IMAGINE Film Festival 2021
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    April 7, 2021
    European Premiere
    International Shorts
Director Biography - Victor Oly

Victor Oly is a director and editor from Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson's Radio & Television Arts program, Victor has also studied production at UCLA and attended the ASC Masterclass in Los Angeles. Victor’s past work includes a gothic short film - “Side by Side”. Pink Rabbit is Victor's directorial debut.

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Director Statement

"Pink Rabbit" is a genre film that uses surrealism to tackle the anxieties and insecurities of the artist’s struggle to be original. Is originality stealing from all that you love and making it your own? Or, is it trying to do something you’ve never seen before? I used this story to emulate the inner mental and emotional turmoil I, along with many artists, experience when trying to tell a story worth someone else’s attention. In an unsettling and absurd fashion, "Pink Rabbit" demonstrates this argument using two characters that are so desperate to be viewed as original, they will go to extreme, immoral and demeaning measures to appear unique. The intention is for the audience to feel a “tug-of-war-like” battle between the characters as they fear for the well-being of each character.

The goal of the film is to truly demonstrate our fascination, or better yet, obsession, with the idea of originality. With social media so prevalent in the quality of mental health, people today, not only artists, are so consumed with presenting an image of originality in their daily lives that I would argue the motives and actions taken by many are just as absurd and desperate as those portrayed by the surreal characters in my film. But at the end of the day, I’d be lying if I said, “I wasn’t one of them”.