Seven girls from a religious private school start a cult where each of them must embody one of the seven deadly sins. They realize there's more to their town when they go missing one by one.

  • Courtney Paige
    Butterscotch, The Arrangement, Lost Boys, Dead of Night
  • Courtney Paige
    Butterscotch, The Arrangement, Lost Boys, Dead of Night
  • Erin Hazlehurst
  • Madison Smith
  • Siena Oberman
    Skin, Crypto, Mainstream, Burn, Sargasso, Birthday Cake
  • Hanna Griffiths
    Macbeth, American Cherry, Underbelly
  • Heliya Alam
  • Suzann Toni
  • Kyler Fisher
  • Aleks Paunovic
  • Alan Mac Farlane
  • Samantha Thomas
  • Nicholas Clark
  • Aftab Chauhaun Singh
  • Kaitlyn Bernard
    Key Cast
    The Professor, 1922, Homekiling Queen, A fathers nightmare
  • Dylan Playfair
    Key Cast
    Decendants, Letter Kenny
  • Aleks Paunovic
    Key Cast
    "Sheriff Fred Middleton"
    Van Helsing, Freaks, Snowpiercer, Arrow, Puppet Killer
  • Lochlyn Munro
    Key Cast
    "Detective O'Ryan"
    Riverdale, Scary Movie, Beyond
  • Tahmoh Penikett
    Key Cast
    "Pastor Dean Carver"
    Deep Six, 90210, Rogue
  • Elysia Rotaru
    Key Cast
    "Maggie Middleton"
  • Karis Cameron
    Key Cast
    "Hannah Carver"
  • Loretta Walsh
    Key Cast
    "Brenda Carver"
    When Calls the Heart
  • Brenna Coates
    Key Cast
    "Tori Davidson"
  • Brenna Llewellyn
    Key Cast
    "Aubrey Miller"
  • Keilani Elizabeth Rose
    Key Cast
    "Katie Hamilton"
  • Jasmine Randhawa
    Key Cast
    "Stacey Rodgers"
  • Carly Fawcett
    Key Cast
    "Molly "
  • Natalie Malaika
    Key Cast
    "Robyn Pearce"
  • Michael Eklund
    Key Cast
    "Detective Zankowski"
    Van Helsing
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  • Genres:
    Murder Mystery, Thriller, Cult Classic, Teen Cult Thriller, Drama, horror, whodunit, teen, 90s
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Arri LF 4k
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Mammoth Film Festival
    Mammoth California
    United States
    March 1, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Canadian Cinematography Awards

    Won Best Horror Film
  • Toronto International Spring of Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
    July 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    Dumbo NYC
    United States
    September 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Cinematography AWARDS (LACA)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 1, 2019
    Won Best Aerial Cinematography
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival

    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Arclight Films
    Sales Agent
    Country: United States
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Courtney Paige

Courtney Paige is an award winning Canadian writer and actress of Métis and Romanian decent. The Color Rose is her feature length directorial debut. Courtney took home best first time director, best short film and best supporting actress for her last project Butterscotch. She is on the jury panel for Diversity in Cannes 2020. She currently resides in Los Angeles and made her breakout performance on E!'s hit series, "The Arrangement" where she played the role of Annika. She started creating film and television concepts at the age of nine and is the founder and CCO of Globetrotter Pictures, slated to go to picture on their next feature, Neon Candy, this spring. Courtney was also listed as one of 2018's top young entrepreneurs in the New York Journal. She is eager to embark on her directorial journey where her goal is to write riveting stories on taboo topics in a truthful way. Paige resonates with Walt Disney who said it best, "We don't make movies to make money, we make movies to make more movies" Her biggest inspiration is Quentin Tarantino.

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Director Statement

Artists are meant to take risks and that's exactly what The Color Rose is. It's a risky, genre bending psychological love triangle with themes worth taking risks for. LGBT, diversity, women in the director's seat and young producers are everything this industry is begging for. Siena Oberman, Hanna Griffiths and a team of amazing people and I are proud to have this in the festival circuit and shop for distribution. We feel this is a story that's important to share regarding what can happen with extreme control in a religious conform and pushing the barriers with how far girls will go in highschool.

The Color Rose was a concept I thought of seven years ago. I wanted to expand on control, nature VS nurture and highlight what can happen to teenagers under confined circumstances. I feel The Color Rose is a relatable and a unique story that's never been told before. It truly touches on taboo topics and bi sexual curiosity in a religious setting, which I feel is rarely done in film. It also explores the seven deadly sins in a way no other characters have embodied them before.

I have hopes to dive even deeper and develop this film into a TV series so we can truly explore each character, sin and dive deeper into the sexual curiosities of young adulthood, all the while being raised in a religious birds nest. With personal experience of that, writing this film was like entering a vortex, where you're sixteen again, naive and pressured to believe things you feel may not necessarily be true in your heart.

In my high school years I was a big fan of Jawbreaker, Cruel Intentions and Scream. I love thriller and teen cult classics, so wanted to tell a story that was based on something I was familiar with. Growing up as a Cheerleader in the same type of small town surrounded by people who were raised in strict religious households, inspired me to choose this as the theme of my directorial debut.

Stirling Bancroft is a seven time recognized cinematographer and currently has his feature, Freaks in theatres. I was lucky to be surrounded by such a patient, creative and hard working team. I think you will find our cast delivered raw, unpredictable and riveting performances.

Everyone poured their heart and soul into this project, which was shot in my stunning hometown. We have been waiting for the perfect festival (s) to premiere and screen at.

Thank you for your consideration.

Courtney Paige