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BLOOMING ROAD
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BLOOMING ROAD
 
World Premiere

Director: Effie Fradelos

United States, 2012, 10min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDCAM (shooting)
Festival Year: 2013
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Melanie Le Gall, Alyssa Simon, Joe Lihach, Rachel Buethe
Crew:  Executive Producers: Effie Fradelos - Producers: Effie Fradelos - Screenwriters: Effie Fradelos - Cinematographer: Carlos Oller - Editor: Matt Maltese - Composer: Laura Ovcjak
Email:  effiefradelosgmail.com

synopsis
Victoria, a frustrated Artist whose lost her way, attends medical school to please her over-bearing mother. Boiling points are reached when Victoria can no longer handle the life her mother expects her to live.

director
Producer/Director, Effie Fradelakis currently works in Production at Blue Sky Studios, a division of 20th Century Fox. Past production credits include: Agent of Death, and On The Loose (currently in film festival circuit) . Effie’s directorial debut, Blooming Road, has played at the Queens World Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, and Katra Film Series. She is currently in creative development as a producer for feature film Golden and is in post-production on her first feature film she produced, entitled Goldstar, starring Robert Vaughn and Catherine Curtain.
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filmmaker's note
Before I sat down to write "Blooming Road" I had a dark character in mind that loses herself and kills the perfect student from the pressures of attending medical school. I stopped and realized that will be too short even for a short film. I wanted to create something bigger I wanted to expand the pressure for the protagonist with more detail. I decided to stretch my idea. I wanted to make a film about the pressures of being a young adult. Your parents play a big role in your life and they want you to grow up and become what they envisioned for you. In this case Victoria our protagonist deals with her over bearing mother. In this story Victoria goes through a life changing realization. The film is filled with isolation and you feel caged in. I hope everyone can relate to the story in the sense that we all get lost on the path to happiness. We all want to please our parents, but at the end of the day this is our lives and we have to choose a path that we want.

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