A moving portraiture of an “evil" character in Cinderella who may just be a bit misunderstood
“Drizella” (2:06) is a video short inspired by the original story of Cinderella by the Brothers Grimm, and is portrayed from the evil step sister, Drizella’s perspective. In the Brothers Grimm story, Drizella is forced to cut off her toes to jam her feet into the golden (not glass) shoe. Symbolic visuals in this video brood the tension and forces surrounding her desperate decision. The shadow of the swaying tree is Cinderella’s mother, haunting Drizella. The birds in the original story peck out Drizella’s eyes. This is a video portrait of this “evil" character who may just be a bit misunderstood. “Drizella” is an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival (premiering April 27, 2019) and at the New York City Independent Film Festival (showing on the big screen on May 11, 2019).
Credits Director: Susan J Chen Producer: Alfred Yan Director of Photography: Andrew Eckmann Drizella: Aussie Guevara Editor: Susan J Chen First AC: Chris Tipton King Grip: John South, Tyler Duchanel, Troy Thompson Dolly: Neil Kelly Production Designer: Damian Alvarado Stylist: Andrea Guindi MUA: Jacqueline Wray Painter: Krista Rojas Sound Design: Drew Joy Birds Wrangler: Elizabeth Young Birds: Morning (Thunder) Bell and Stella the Fella Set Builder: Courtney Atkinsky Special Thanks: Jon Fontana, Charlie Maier and Sandbox Studios