Saturday, April 27, 2013

Electric Indigo

Hello! So I've decided to do something a little different from my usual film reviews as I want to make more people aware of a new short film by Belgian director Jean Julien Collette in which my close friend's younger sister Margot is making her debut role as main character Indigo. Having already premiered at this year's International Short Film Festival in Brussels, it will also be doing it's rounds in Paris and Madrid later this June. I can only hope that it'll eventually make an appearance in the UK at some point as it makes me so proud seeing even a glimpse of Margot acting in this trailer. She featured briefly at the beginning of a silly short film I made for my coursework at the end of 2011, and so its crazy and exciting now to see how mature she comes across in the trailer for a role as complex and interesting as this. 

The premise of Electric Indigo, as stated on IndieGogo is as follows:
'Indigo, a girl with a rather unusual route, mentally recalls her life from her birth till the event which led her to emancipate. She grew up in a family with two heterosexual fathers, Rubén, the Spaniard, and Tony, the American, united in bonds of a non-carnal marriage, who had decided to raise their daughter together, born to a surrogate mother. But when she decides to get back Indigo, things get more complicated...'

So its safe to say I'm extremely proud of Margot for getting involved with something like this. It comes across as a really gritty realist drama, and strikes me as pretty impressive for a debut role. Hopefully it'll be something she'll look back on and be proud of, and I wish her all the best in pursuing further acting roles and in gaining the experiences she'll need to fulfill her dream. Hopefully I'll be able to catch Electric Indigo soon and see if it lives up to it's trailer!

For more information and updates on Electric Indigo's upcoming premiere dates and more, check out it's IndieGogo Homepage.