Technicolor Angst

Our heroine and Stella are best friends foreva, discussing global politics and how they're gonna deal with it. That is till Stella gives the deuces and a basic bitch moves in - with all the strain and all the pain, will rage consume our heroine?

  • Ketchup Freeland
  • Ketchup Freeland
  • Ketchup Freeland, Lynn Stransky
  • Anskar Thorlac, Lynn Stransky, Logan Jaffe
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, Experimental, Anarchy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Antimatter [media art]
    Victoria, BC
    October 23, 2015
    World Premier
  • South Texas Underground Film Festival
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    United States
    December 3, 2015
    United States Premiere
  • Break Big Film Festival
    September 21, 2016
  • Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival
    Venice, California
    United States
    September 3, 2016
  • North Portland Unknown Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    October 15, 2016
  • Bideodromo Experimental Film Festival
    September 16, 2016
    Spanish Premiere
    Third Prize Overall
  • Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest
    United Kingdom
    November 19, 2016
    UK Premiere
  • Video Drunk
    December 3, 2016
    Intertoto Winner
Director Biography - Ketchup Freeland

Ketchup Freeland is proud to present her first film project with Technicolor Angst. She is host and sound designer of the podcast, Fear of Buildings. She is writing her first comic book, Giddy Up, about a team of magical cowgirls with psychedelic powers who must defeat the world-eating monster, Leviathan. She is an alumnus of Northwestern University.

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Director Statement

When Lynn Stransky and I started this project in 2011, we had something very different in mind. Our dream project was going to be called Nakey Apron, and it was going to be the Greatest on Earth.

After graduation, Lynn found us a huge place with a garden for dirt cheap just outside Wicker Park in Chicago. And our slumlord mostly didn't seem to mind when we adopted a bunch of chickens and started turning the place into a psychedelic Funhouse.

The Funhouse, our set for the unwritten masterpiece in our minds, Nakey Apron - our theoretical webseries for which we passionately spent all our time and money building and painting - was going to center around Sprite (Lynn) and Ketchup (me), best friends from the version of the future when humanity gets everything right. They live in a cooperative, anarchist community, eat a healthy vegan diet, and are the happy beneficiaries of a peaceful, bountiful world. But they are haunted by the specter of the version of the future for which the world may be on course now, a slave-master society where it isn't safe to go outside because the skies are always raining acid. Their mission is to find a way to communicate with the past to protect their present.

Sadly, before we were able to realize this dream, we were summarily evicted, as the owners had sold the building. We were given one month to get out, which we were just able to stretch to three. Nakey Apron wasn't ready. Unwilling to let our two years of work on the Funhouse be wasted, I quickly wrote and shot Technicolor Angst. The original script, thrown together as it was, honestly wasn't great. So I ended up spending two more years pulling my hair out as I struggled to remix the footage into a short film as beautiful as our Funhouse - and our friendship, and our dreams - had been. It still doesn't compare.