Patricia Chica’s New Short Explores The Importance of Blood

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The latest provocative short by award-winning film director Patricia Chica, CRIMSON DANCE, will have its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada onFriday, July 22nd at 9:00pm at the de Sève Theatre. The director and her team will be in attendance. The second screening will be on Wednesday, July 27th at3:00pm at the same location.

Starring American Scream Queens Tonya Kay and Tiffany ShepisCRIMSON DANCE is an social-experimental 4-minute exposé about the importance of blood in our lives.

A primal and sensual dance is performed by a burlesque artist in an underground Hollywood cabaret to the delight of a blood thirsty audience, who watch in awe as she makes a splash to cure her ills. CRIMSON DANCE presents a conceptual burlesque performance with a twist that reminds the audience that blood can truly save lives.

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“The idea of this film came to me through meditation, when I recalled how much blood my mother needed to survive leukaemia. In her memory, I wanted to do something artistic and provocative that would remind the viewers of the importance of donating blood for patients in need,” says writer-director Patricia Chica.

CRIMSON DANCE is written, directed and edited by Patricia Chica. Shot in Los Angeles earlier this year, the film is executive produced by London Scott ofExtensions by London (Los Angeles), and produced by Michelle Romano (Boston) and Patricia Chica (Montreal). Co-Executive producer is Morris Umali(Australia). Associate Producers are Lily Spencer (Providence) and Tina Nguyen(Los Angeles). Cinematography by Rachel Dunn. First AD: Peter Ghabi. Special Effects Makeup by Ivan Sharudo. Makeup by Amira ArandaKimberly Shawn Geir, and Steven Royster. Props by Miranda Austin. Sound recording byCamille Fadl. Original score by Kamal John Iskander and David Deïas. Location Manager: Jonathan Weichsel. Starring Tonya KayTiffany Shepis,Lily SpencerMichelle RomanoCarl CrewHinton Harrison, and Frank Califano.

Patricia Chica and her team will also be present at the Frontières Co-Production Market to shop around their next projects Montréal Girls (Coming of Age Dark Comedy produced by Objectif 9) and Morning After (Funny and provocative drama about the sexually fluid generation produced by Flirt Films). All of these projects are at different stages of development and pre-production.

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