Red Roses Never Die

A woman that lives turbulent moments in her marriage, encounters an old friend and a secret love is confessed. But after five years, a lot has changed and what seemed like a perfect night turns out to be the "perfect" nightmare.

  • Anna Carvalho
    Director
    Death Is The Place On Earth
  • Anna Carvalho
    Writer
    Death Is The Place On Earth, Metro: 7:47 to Union
  • André Subtil
    Writer
  • Andres Antonio Pérez
    Producer
    Apatia, Death Is The Place On Earth, Metro Project
  • Michael Rader
    Executive Producer
    Death Is The Place On Earth
  • Anna Carvalho
    Executive Producer
    Metro Project, Portugal Industry, Death Cabaret
  • Nerdopolitan
    Production Company
    Apatía, una película de carretera, Matryoshka, Admitting the Feet , Ninth Sign, and more
  • Marta Gil
    Key Cast
    "Luna"
    Heaven: The Adventure Begins, Diário de Sofia, Destinos Cruzados (...)
  • Denny Mendez
    Key Cast
    "Solange"
    Ocean's 12 , Speed Kills , Trading Paint , Andrea Bocelli : Nelle Tue Mani (...)
  • Vinicius Zinn
    Key Cast
    "Paolo"
    Alice, La Otra Cara del Alma (...)
  • Matthew E.G. Jones
    Key Cast
    "Luna Husband (Voice over)"
    Day 5,Nana's Secret Recipe (...)
  • Matthew OQuendo
    Cinematographer
    Metro Project
  • Carlos E. Pérez
    Sound
    Apatía, una película de carretera, Matryoshka, Admitting the Feet , Ninth Sign, and more
  • Luisa Lopez
    Art Department
    Bogotá, Bacatá, yo que sé...,
  • Sabrina Percario
    Casting Associate
    Erase Me, Be(lie)f , Duplicitous
  • JJ Gauthier
    Editor / colourist
    Evil for Dinner , Spring Breakdown, Red Runners
  • JJ Gauthier
    Sound Designer
    Evil for Dinner , Spring Breakdown, Red Runners
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Bolex D16 Cinema Camera
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Film Festival Manhattan 22
    Manhattan, NY
    United States
    October 14, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Award " Best Upcoming Filmmaker"
  • Cine Pobre Film Festival 2022
    La Paz
    Mexico
    Mexico
    Honorable Mention
  • Actress Universe 2022

    Russian Federation
    Award"Best Actress in a Thriller" - Marta Gil - Finalist "Supporting actress" Denny Mendez
  • Beyond the Curve International Film Festival 21

    France
    December 26, 2021
    Award "Best Women's Film"
  • ATX Short Film Showcase ( September 2022)
    Austin
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • Iconic Images Film Festival ( 6th season) 22
    Goštauto, Vilnius
    Lithuania
    June 16, 2022
    Lithuania Premiere
    Finalist
  • Indie Shorts Mag Short Film 21

    Official Selection
  • Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift 21
    Toronto
    Canada
    Semi - Finalist " Best Female Director in Short"
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous 21
    Lisbon
    Portugal
    June 25, 2021
    Europe Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Universal Film Festival 21
    Kansas City
    United States
    Semi - Finalist
  • 3in1 Fest 21
    Almeirim
    Portugal
    Official Selection
  • Star City Film Festival 21
    Waukon, Iowa
    United States
    Official Selection
  • LIFFT INDIA 2021

    India
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anna Carvalho

Anna Carvalho is a multilingual award winning actress, director, producer and writer that has participated in more than 60 Films and TV Series, some of them nominated and award winning projects that were selected for major Festivals around the world.

Passionate about the arts, Anna has been expanding her education and career in Portugal, USA, England, Italy and Spain. In 2002 she finished her degree in Audiovisuals and in 2013 her Masters in Performing Arts with distinction. Her own project "Death Cabaret" that she Produced, Co-wrote and acted in for her Masters degree, ran continuously for a year throughout Portugal.

Anna has worked for several years as a producer ( TV shows, Commercials) and theatre play's director. She has written numerous articles that were published in the "Inside" newspaper and in the Blog D'Magia (Theatre, Music and Cinema)

Anna is a devoted supporter of diversity and inclusion not only in her personal life but also in the projects that she works.

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Director Statement

"Red Roses Never Die" was made out of my passion for the human mind, more concretely the mysterious world of schizophrenia. Unfortunately, I know this mental illness well because of a family member. Even if the story is fictional, some real facts influenced me to write the story that is sometimes difficult for some to understand. But from my research and talk with some psychologists none of us is free of seeing the mind of a loved one "snap". The whole life changes after that moment.