Violet Rain

In the near future a female rogue assassin is hired to find and eliminate evidence that could undermine the largest virtual currency network in the world. Who really is in control? The journey of what is real and what is not is explored as she exotically dances with her weapons in a musically driven time sensitive world full of death and destruction.

  • SHAUN LUPTON
    Director
    Fugazi
  • Nicholas Givanio
    Key Cast
    "Talon"
    Johnny Games
  • Mariana Arôxa
    Key Cast
    "Violet"
    Martyrs and Marauders
  • Eric Urbiztondo
    Key Cast
    "Gltich"
    Fugazi
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Action
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 21 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED, 4k
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Oregon Short Film Festvial
    Portland
    United States
    February 24, 2019
    Official Selection for Best Picture
  • Best Short Film Festival
    La Jolla
    United States
    January 1, 2019
    Merit Award Winner
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    New York, NY
    United States
    May 7, 2019
    Best Sci-Fi Short Film
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 8, 2019
    Platinum Best Action Short / Best Visual FX / Best Director (Male)
  • LA Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    Best Short Film
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    May 18, 2019
    Silver Award Best Short Film
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA
    United States
    April 10, 2019
    Best Action Shirt Film / Nominated Best Producer & Best Cinematography
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival
    O'higgins
    Chile
    March 16, 2019
    Best Sci-Fi Short Film
  • Four Corners Film Festival
    Farmington, NM
    United States
    September 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Halloween International Film Festival
    Kill Devil Hills, NC
    United States
    October 3, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Dumbo Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    July 7, 2019
    Official Slection
  • Toronto Indie Horror Festival
    Toronto
    United States
    June 12, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Comicpalooza Film Festival
    Houston, TX
    United States
    May 10, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    July 25, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Anaheim Film Festival
    Anaheim, CA
    United States
    May 19, 2019
    Best Sci-Fi Film
  • New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA)
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 17, 2019
    Best USA Cinematography
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    May 19, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Under The Stars International Film Festival
    Bari
    Italy
    January 22, 2020
    Finalist Best Action Movie
  • OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 7, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 23, 2019
    Official Selection
Director Biography - SHAUN LUPTON

Shaun Edward Lupton is an American filmmaker. Coming from a multi cultured family raised Filipino Irish allowed him to see the world differently. Born with a brush in his hand he excelled in the arts and won many competitions throughout his youth. But it was the love for cinema and storytelling that lead him to college gaining his BFA in 3D animation and film that blended both art and visual storytelling. It was that perfect combination that he excelled in for the next 17 years as a creative director in design and motion graphics.

Presently, having worked both as a Director of Photography and Film Director he continues to stretch the limits in everything he does both visually through light and composition but also artistically through color, character, and story. His style is both a mix of dark up close visuals that grab your attention, to edgy performances and offbeat sound, combined with a Rembrandt/Picasso lighting style and color pallet to create the mood. The balance of creating scenes that move you, makes you laugh, cry, cringe, or entertain is what he works on with every new story or film he creates.

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Director Statement

Up an coming Film Director Shaun Lupton brings his character driven colorful story to life with Violet Rain. Aspiring to create strong visual storytelling, he uses his abilities as an artist to bring light, shadow, and perspective into the visual aspect of every frame.

“Every production brings with it new challenges, but also amazing surprises that would have never happened without creative collaboration”