We recently had a fun brush with greatness. That’s what we call it when we spy a movie star on the streets of New York. But this time, we brushed with greatness right here in Austin, Texas. And we actually know her! Anna Margaret Hollyman was in town with her very talented and smart movie makers, Lilianna Greenfield-Sanders (director/writer) and Rowan Riley (producer) to be a part of the Austin Film Festival’s screening of their film short, Adelaide. Anna Margaret is Adelaide!
Their funny film is about a girl who creates medical emergencies to find love. Not only is it cleverly written, but it is wonderfully portrayed, and that’s not just my prejudice speaking. I am particularly fascinated with Anna Margaret’s lips. There are several extreme close-ups of her, in which she is able to express a feeling or create a mood change very quickly with just the tiniest movement of her lips. And the artist in me has to give two thumbs up to the beautiful art direction. I love the way the film is bathed in vivid saturated colors. The rich, creamy pepto-bismol pink, which accessorizes many of the scenes is bubblicious. Even Adelaide’s fresh complexion glows with pinkness. I might have to use this film as inspiration for a new collection … hmm, I think I’ll call it Adelaide Adorability.
So, if you have a chance to see this entertaining short film, do. It has won Best Short Film at the 2009 Woodstock Film Festival, Best Narrative Short at the 2009 New Orleans Film Festival and the Best Short Film and Audience Award at the 2009 Gen Art Film Festival, just to name a few … the list goes on and on.
If you would like a little taste of our brush with greatness, click below to see the trailer. If your spirits are low, it will definitely put you in the pink.