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Red Water

Jane is home alone struggling through a breakup trying to distinguish between reality and her delusions.

  • Luke Konopasky
  • Rita Konopasky
  • Luke and Rita Konopasky
  • Rita Konopasky
    Key Cast
  • David Nichols Jr.
    Key Cast
  • Mark Gibson
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Neaves
    Key Cast
  • Ellie Soufi
    Key Cast
  • Austin Millinder
  • Kirsten Hoang
  • Ben Worely
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tesoro High School
  • The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Short Film Made for Less Than 5K
  • Hollywood Verge Film Awards 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Horror Film
  • Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest 2017
    New Jersey
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Hot Springs Horror Film Festival 2017
    Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Student Horror Film
  • Chicago Horror Festival 2018
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Film Awards 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Young Filmmakers
  • FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival 2017
    United States
    Official Selection, Best Actress
Director Biography - Luke Konopasky

Luke Konopasky is a director raised in Orange County, now living in Los Angeles. He is known for working on films with his sister, Rita. He made "Red Water" while in high school.

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Director Statement

"Red Water" started out as a classic thriller/horror film. I originally hoped that it would simply entertain the audience, but the deeper I looked into the film the more meaning came out of it. I realized that the film is really about letting go of the past. It may just seem like a thriller/horror film on the outside, but when looking beyond the surface, the film deals with something everyone can relate to, letting go. Everyone knows how hard, yet important, it is to let go of someone or something. In a way, the serial killer could represent Jane's ex-boyfriend. It's something she can't get rid of, until she finally lets go of it at the end of the film. It shows how unhealthy it is to hold onto something that is destructive. Even though it is hard, once letting go, one can find the strength to breathe again and live their life without the past dragging them down.