Story last updated at 12/9/2009 - 11:50 am
JUNEAU - Two local filmmakers will visit Anchorage as part of the seventh annual Anchorage International Film Festival to be held December 4-19, 2009.
Writer Brad Smith and director Kendall Merry of Merrysmith Filmworks will be on hand to present the world premiere screening of their 22 minute short film, "Blood Red Shoes."
The film tells the story of a pair of beautiful red Italian shoes, the two very different women whose lives they pass through, and the dangerous tie that binds them all together. The filmmakers challenged themselves to make an intriguing and sophisticated dramatic short without benefit of dialog, narration or facial expression. Blood Red Shoes is a unique film that probes the intersection of life, death and shoes. The 22-minute film was shot on 16mm film and digital video on location in Juneau, and on the Amalfi Coast of Italy.
Blood Red Shoes will be screened as part of the "Snowdance 5" program at the Anchorage Museum on Friday, Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. The "Snowdance" program features films by Alaskans or about Alaska.
"We're pleased and excited that Blood Red Shoes was chosen as an Official Selection of the AIFF," said director Kendall Merry. "It gives us momentum towards our next project - King Salmon, a full-length horror/drama feature film that we'll start shooting this fall." More information can be found at merrysmithfilmworks.com.