If you’re looking for cool, female-centric art to support, look no further than Dead Girl, “a short film about an actress playing dead to keep her career alive.” Created by filmmaker Rachel Sweeney, the project is currently raising money on Kickstarter. As the fundraising page explains:
Between Law and Order: SVU, True Detective, Criminal Minds, CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: LA, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI — okay, you get it — there are a lot of women getting the axe on TV. The entertainment industry is obsessed with dead women.
Too often, we go an entire episode or movie without even finding out the dead woman’s name. Or, even if we do, we follow the often male detective or amateur sleuth as he uncovers the truth behind the victim’s demise — and more importantly, uncovers something about himself. Cute.
Dead Girl is about the woman behind the “Dead Girl,” who is VERY much alive.
But what about the actress playing the dead girl? What about the woman who is actually naked in the very real ditch? Or the girl in the lingerie who spent hours having liquid latex poured on her chest or bruises painted on her face?
Who are the women who play the “Dead Girls”? How does playing dead affect Rachel’s life off set?
The video below gives more info on the project and shows off Sweeney’s cinematic voice. To learn more or to make a donation, visit the Dead Girl Kickstarter page.
It’s easy to forget that even now-legendary directors had to start somewhere. Doodlebug is an early effort by Christopher Nolan, about a man trying to kill an annoying pest in his squalid home. In addition to being in black and white, several of the shots are reminiscent of Memento’s noirish vibe, especially the phone receiver […]
Playground compiles 2,000 Google Earth images of American football fields, then plays them alphabetically at a speed where they become hypnotic.
Watch our longtime Boing Boing TV collaborator Eric Mittleman’s short film, ‘Legacy.’ It’s free to screen online at YouTube and Vimeo, and has been running on-board Virgin America flights, where Eric and I produce the Boing Boing channel full of wonderful videos. About ‘Legacy,’ Eric tells us,
As cool as your smartphone is, it can’t do everything. When a job requires a little elbow grease, a multitool is a great thing to have around – and might just save your life in the right situation. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest multitool designs, which have come a long way since […]
Whether you own or rent your place, insurance on that home is a necessary hassle – but a new tech-driven company called Lemonade is starting to show that while it might indeed be a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here’s the way insurance typically works: You pay premiums and hope an accident […]
People tend to keep luggage around for a long time. And why not? New suitcases are pricey, and no matter how banged up or patched up that old bag gets, it still holds your clothes. Right? Maybe not. Here are 15 travel bags and accessories that make a strong case for upgrading your gear. They’ve […]