SMOKY SKIN

Exploring themes of mental health, social contagion, cults, religion and inevitable death, this avant-garde poetry film follows a girl who craves the concept of slowly dying; and her mentor who helps her through a ritualistic process in which she loses her sense of self and works her way into an intoxicating world of delusion and deterioration.

  • Leonardo J. Oliveira
    Director
  • Leonardo J. Oliveira
    Writer
  • Leonardo J. Oliveira
    Producer
  • Ksusha Oleinik
    Key Cast
    "Eliva"
  • Dann Xiao
    Key Cast
    "Deda"
  • Amny Calderon
    Key Cast
    "Ria"
  • Sebastian Scott
    Key Cast
    "Cadens"
  • Jermaine James
    Key Cast
    "Supporting"
  • Agatha Barker
    Key Cast
    "Eliva's Sister"
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Psychological, Art, Drama, Experimental, Avant Garde, Performance, Music, Poetry
  • Runtime:
    31 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Leonardo J. Oliveira