Private Project

VIRIDIAN

1929: A struggling vaudeville actress (Emily Durchholz) makes a Faustian pact for a shot at success as she's cast into the depths of early 20th-century Spiritualism.

  • Mikael Drobny
    Director
  • Mikael Drobny & Natalie Ebertz
    Writer
  • Christopher Wellington Green
    Producer
  • Mary Carlton
    Unit Production Manager
  • Natalie Ebertz
    Director of Photography
  • Josh Beck
    Sound
  • The New Baxter Band (feat. Betsy Baer)
    Sound
  • Emily Durchholz
    Key Cast
    "Dott"
  • Kevin Roach
    Key Cast
    "Oscar"
  • Ray Graham
    Key Cast
    "Henry Gale"
  • Dana Elaine Wachtel
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Burke"
  • Jennifer Hayes Vela
    Key Cast
    "Glindi"
  • Karen Crispin
    Costume Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Horror, Suspense, Film Noir
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Mikael Drobny

Currently based out of Terre Haute, Indiana - Mikael Drobny graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Southern Indiana. Mikael is an actor, visual artist and writer. VIRIDIAN is his directorial debut into cinema.

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Director Statement

VIRIDIAN serves as a noir love letter to Terre Haute's rich history, gothic storytelling and the arts. Choosing to do a period piece as our first project for only $20,000 was an ambitious undertaking but the community really pulled together to help us find suitable locations and create authentic costumes/props.

This journey into camp horror/mystery would never have been possible without our executive producer Christopher Wellington Green, production manager Mary Carlton, sound designer Josh Beck, costume designer Karen Crispin and Director of Photography Natalie Ebertz giving their all each and every day. I am so proud of what we've accomplished together and hope that our passion for storytelling shines through. With an audio drama sequel and series pitch in development, we are excited to share the rest of this growing world with you. Thanks for watching!