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Above Jewels

Two dysfunctional sisters attempt to bury the body of a cheating husband before being discovered by a Good Samaritan passing by.

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As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a storyteller. As a kid, I was fascinated by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, Mother Goose and Hans Christian Andersen. They shaped the way I would later tell stories, until new genres were introduced. Beanstalks and Gingerbread houses soon gave way to dark alley ways and Private Eye offices on a rainy night. Thrillers and Noir took over my life and to this day bleed into my storytelling.

When Producers Ashley Campbell and Holland Olmsted came to me with this project, once again I went straight into the dark world of a thriller. We knew we wanted strong female leads, as it’s something that is severely lacking in cinema and stories in general. We started with the visual of a woman sitting in the front seat of a car applying makeup, ranting while her partner in crime digs a body sized hole. Ashley brought the morality of a fairy tale full circle for me with the idea of a narrator echoing his past mistakes. The moral of the story echoed once again with the title of the film. Together we shaped the story into the short film I am most proud of.

I don’t know what will happen next, but the chance to tell this story meant a lot to me. I love exploring the darkest part of the human experience, and telling stories with characters that aren't so black and white, but rather gray and rough around the edges.

- Nicholas Rose



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