Mary Shelley is a teenage girl on social media
In the abandoned hangar of a young girl’s fantasy, a gang of bloodthirsty fashionistas are figuring out exactly how to assemble the ideal man.
Forget reality shows and Instagram beauties; a young girl’s fantasy becomes the playground for a gang of women set to create the perfect man, one limb at a time.
Dystopia is a short horror movie that moves between the fantasy of a young girl and the fantasies fed to us by social media. In a made up abandoned hangar, a gang of beauty addicts are frantically looking through a collection of limbs. Their mission is to piece together a man that will please Mama Joan, their frankensteinian leader.
ONCE UPON A TIME
“The first time Laura pitched Dystopia was a casual afterthought. She mentioned the idea and then didn’t speak about it again. But it really stuck with me. A couple of years later I introduced her to Anja, whom I know to be a talented writer. When we talked about potential projects it immediately struck me: what about Dystopia? Laura lit up. ” (Maria Galliani Dyrvik, script editor)
From the Western Norway Film Commission.
PERDURABO PRODUCTIONS on board
“Since the beginning, it was clear that Dystopia was an ambitious project, and I knew this was my kinda movie!” (Cathrine, producer).
2 days of shooting
27 cast&crew members
200 dolls (several harmed in the making)
200 face masks
2 liter of hand sanitizer
5 liter of fake blood with a secret recipe
5 dismembered mannequins
1 head (Donald Sutherland´s) from 1976 Fellini´s Casanova as production lucky charm
09 april – World premiere at FANTASPOA
10 april – American Premiere at PANIC FEST
Laura is an Italian writer and filmmaker based in Oslo. After completing her studies in Cinematic Arts at the University of Rome, she worked as assistant director for several years.
The love for genre movies started at the age of seven when she accidentally watched David Cronenberg’s The fly. Laura aims to tell unexpected stories grounded in absurdism and humor.
Dystopia is her second short movie.
Cathrine started her career as a concert and festival producer for the metal music scene in Norway at the age of 16.
After vocational school in Bergen she completed her film studies at AFDA in South Africa, a CILECT approved film school.
In 2017 she was awarded as cultural-entrepreneur and started her own production company Perdurabo Productions the year after.
Cathrine is all about genre films and also works as a junior producer for one of the biggest genre-film companies in Norway.
Anja Skovly Freberg
Anja has a BA in animation from Solent University, UK, and a BA in Film & TV-production from the University of Bergen.
In 2012 she won a script contest judged by the directors Bent Hamer, Anne Sewitsky, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. Anja has worked as acopywriter, freelance content writer, translator and illustrator.
as Mama Joan
Perdurabo Productions is a holistic production company based in Bergen dedicated to producing genre films.
Perdurabo Productions AS
Org: 920 972 772
Hordvikneset 45, 5108 Hordvik
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