Private Project

Plastic Flowers

Two people living in similar, but separate realities, fall in love when their houses become one through inexplicable circumstances.

A man and a woman living in separate, but almost identical houses, are brought together when their realities collide and they found themselves in the same living space, separated only by a thin semi-translucent wall. Without being able to communicate with each other, they must find what this intrusion means to them, why they crave to connect even though it seems impossible. While they, at times, seem to even occupy the same space, they are as alone as one can be, isolated from anything besides their own perspective. It is only by acknowledging one another that they are able to breach the wall that divides them, as the dreamlike setting they inhabit is but an extension of themselves, their wants and limitations.

  • Rodolfo Alexandre
  • Teryn Lawson
  • Rodolfo Alexandre
  • Jonathan Brent
    Key Cast
  • Briana-Lynn Brieiro
    Key Cast
  • Cameron Heraldo
    Director of Photography
  • Joshua Arcari
    Production Designer
  • Liam Goffin
    Production Designer
  • Miya Liu
    Picture Editor
  • Dylan Pawluk
    Music Composer
  • Breandan McGuire-Astolfo
    Sound Editor
  • Cameron Heraldo
    Sound Editor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Experimental, Romance, Interpretive
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2021
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sheridan College
Director Biography - Rodolfo Alexandre

Rodolfo Alexandre is a Brazilian writer/director who moved to Canada to study film at Sheridan College. His style is inspired by experimental and impressionist cinema, dealing with stories that focus on the characters’ emotions, while using cinematography and editing to magnify their psychological state with the aim of evoking said emotions in the audience without overly relying on plot. This comes from a belief that characters themselves are stories. What they feel is who they are and translating that to the screen is the intention.

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Director Statement

Plastic Flowers was written and shot during the height of the pandemic, aiming to explore a want for connection from two parallel characters that they themselves can’t quite comprehend or achieve. Love, vulnerability, and identity are some of the themes explored by the paradoxical short.