Of Hearts and Spades movie
Running Time: 5min39sec
Completed: May, 2016
Genre: Film Noir
Awards: Best Camera
The version of the film presented here includes added credits and cleaned up sound that were not present in the original release.
There are no plans to have it play on the festival circuit, so it's been posted here for you to watch for FREE!
"In the game of Hearts, beware the Queen of Spades."
A cheating husband gets a nasty surprise when his wife unexpectedly returns from the underworld.
(Loosely based on the ancient tale of 'Inna and the Underworld')
Trevor Trebotski Tortomasi
Pao Hsuan Hsu
Directed by: Paul R Despins
Written by: Horace Brickley, Paul R Despins
Cinematographer: Michael Geier
This film was made as part of the 2016 CinemaFormosa39hr Short Film Contestival.
Since Film Noir was our selected genre, we figured this was a good opportunity for us to pay homage to two of cinema's classic cinematic styles: Film Noir & German Expressionism. Since Film Noir emerged from 1930's expressionism, we felt it was important to incorporate a bit of both into our movie.
We were very fortunate to have a solid team that worked well together and shared common goals. It was actually a lot of fun making this movie, and not stressful at all.
We hope you enjoy our little movie as much as we enjoyed making it for you to watch!