About the Film

What it is:


Dissection of a Rose is an award-winning, stylized, experimental short film which ventures into the beautifully vivid, bizarre and at times psychedelic world of a young girl trapped in the confines of her mind.

 

It incorporates live-action, 2D animation and stop motion effects through the lens of soft-focus 70's melodrama.

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Synopsis:


Isolated within a curiously secluded garden, a reclusive and lonely girl is forced to contemplate both her humanity and sanity when her captive garden fly begins to plead for his freedom at all costs.

Cast

DANA AYALA

Actor


Dana is a creator of many things.

 

Focusing currently on architecture, Dana has had a hand in numerous aspects of the creative world.

Her first love, acting, has allowed her to collaborate on projects ranging from small independent plays, to broad film pieces.

 

She aspires to continue being a moldable part of the creative network by adapting her talents to a range of skills.

ADAM BEHR

Voice Actor

Adam Behr is a multiple award-winning voice-over artist and voice-over producer, with a career in film and television that spans over 30 years. He is well-known globally for his range of voice-over styles and over 30 authentic accents, as well as for being a brand voice for over 30 companies or brands in various countries. 

He’s voiced thousands of projects that have among them, won over 100 advertising awards, including D&AD, Cannes Lions, Clio, London International, Loeries (including Gold and Grand Prix) to name just a few. He has also won the Voicey Award for Best Male Voice (international) and is part of the winning team for "Best Ensemble, Comedy" SAFTA award for ZA News.

JONNI PHILLIPS

Stop-Motion Animator


Jonni is a filmmaker and animator. She works with a lot of mediums but likes working with paper animations the most.

 

She makes stuff like Goodbye Forever Party, Rachel and Her Grandfather Control the Island and The Final Exit of the Disciples of Asensia

CASEY MILLER

Puppet Fabricator

 

Casey is a designer and artist specializing in puppetry and kinetic sculpture.

 

He has mainly worked for The Jim Henson Company and Puppet Heap over the past several years, though he occasionally works independently and produces personal work as well. 

 

He has helped design and build characters and costumes for clients including Sesame Street, The Muppets, Hong Kong Disneyland, Walt Disney World, The Chris Gethard Show, Saturday Night Live, and others. 

Crew

AUSTIN PAGE

Writer, Director, Art Director,

Animator & Composer


Originally from Orange, California, Austin graduated from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with a degree in Film and Digital Art. 

 

Now living Angeles, Austin creates independent short films as part of the filmmaking group The Trimira Collective, of which he is a founding member..

Most of Austin's biggest artistic and musical influences were involved in the psychedelic scene of the '60s and 70's. Homages to films such as Hausu, artists such as Keiichi Tanaami, and musicians such as Stevie Wonder can be found all through Austin's body of artistic works.

RYAN ROZAR

Co-Writer & Producer

 

Ryan is a writer, director, and producer of short films with a special love for speculative fiction and striking visuals. 

He studied film at Chapman university and now lives and works in Hollywood, CA, where he is a founding member of the Trimira Collective.

DAN LAKE

Producer


Dan is the third founding member of The Trimira Collective. He writes, directs and produces short films. 

Currently, Dan's most recently complete film Cached is being submitted to festivals around the country and has won both Best Short Film and Best Score at the Los Angeles-based Indie Shorts Awards Film Festival.

Additional Crew

PRODUCTION

Grip 1 - Carissa Page

Grip 2 - Carter Page

Hand Model 1 - Kelly Chandler

Hand Model 2 - Shelby Leoning

Roto Body Double - Carissa Page

 Wardrobe - Ashley Miller

Hair & Make-Up - Lynette Page

Props and Sound Stage Provided By Eileen Dennin

ANIMATION

Lead Stop-Motion Fly Animator - Jonni Phillips

Additional Fly Animation - Carter Page

Additional Fly Animation - Austin Page

2D Butterfly Table Animation - Erin Shin

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS

Muted Trumpet - Tony Guerrero

Flute 1 - Jason Fabus

Flute 2 - Ashley Miller

Electric Bass - Tyler Hindsley

 

DREAM SEQUENCE STORY CONSULTANTS

Jason Wright

Charlene Gibbs

Michael Lucas

Robert Page

AUDIO-RECORDING CONSULTANTS

Audio Engineer - Sammy Rothman

Audio Engineer - Charlene Gibbs

SPECIAL THANKS

Ryan Rozar & Dan Lake

Robert, Lynette, Carissa & Carter Page

Sammy Rothman & Charlene Gibbs

Michael Lucas

Shelby Leoning

Zara Glaze

Tessa Tigges

Jeff Gould

Stephanie Espinoza

Breanna Fondacaro

Betty Miller

AEA Ribbon Mics

Patric Williams & Orange County School of the Arts

ENDING NOTES

Filmed on a BlackMagic Cinema Camera in Orange County, CA

Base Color Grading with Film Convert

Soundtrack Mastered to Tape on a STUDER A810 in Los Angeles, CA

Microphones Provided by AEA Ribbon Mics.

Dedicated to Lynette and Carissa Page.

 

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