Purple Heather

In Fall 2020, as the world fights the CoronaVirus pandemic, Heather, a senior high school student, starts to realize that she is enjoying social isolation a little too much. As she deals with her conflicts about the “new normal” and finding a diagnosis, she begins to realize she’s been wearing a mask her whole life.

  • Izabelle Azevedo
  • Izabelle Azevedo
  • Izabelle Azevedo
  • Izabelle Azevedo
    Key Cast
  • Nathali Eustaquio
    Key Cast
    "Ms. Gilmore"
  • Julia Pietro
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 29, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    150 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Frederick Community College
Director Biography - Izabelle Azevedo

Izabelle Azevedo is an autistic and latina (Brazil born and raised) multimedia creative. She's been living in the US since 2014, and after trying different professional paths, Izabelle launched Red Skirt Media in 2019 as an attempt to use her creative brain to produce content for female founders.

Izabelle is now extending her career goals and committing to a path in the film industry. She is proudly finishing her Associates in General Studies next Spring, at the age of 35, and wants to transfer to the film program at Towson University.

Purple Heather is Izabelle's first try in screenwriting/producing, and the whole project, from idea to final product, took 17 days and a $130 budget to get done.

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Director Statement

Izabelle is hoping to raise awareness about Autism and other neurodivergences in girls and adult women. Since she found out she is autistic and ADHDer, her life changed completely as she can now understand herself better and get the support she needs.