SANDRA GETS A NEW FRINGE
THE FEMININE URGE TO RIP EVERYONE'S GUTS OUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NOTICE YOUR NEW HAIRCUT.
SANDRA GETS A NEW FRINGE
Hi Sexy, so glad you could join us. Have you ever seen the moonlight twinkle in a rattlesnakes eye right before it bites you? Neither have we! We have so much in common already girlie! Time to dust off your Filofax and shoulder pads we have serious business to attend to.
Incredibly, we have secured £14,500 from a national funder subject to raising the additional budget needed to make the film and final approvals.
Sooooo give us your dosh. Please! Love you forever BB xxx
All contributions that go towards our £3,500 goal will be used for the completion, production and distribution of this project.
What is the project, bestie?
Sandra gets a new fringe but nobody notices.
After making the life changing decision to get a new fringe, a disregarded office worker attempts to get her dismissive colleagues attention in increasingly bizarre and violent ways.
This film was selected and developed on the BFI Network's Short Film Development Programme in 2021. So you know it's really really good, promise.
Sandra Gets a New Fringe is a horror-comedy exploring female rage, the lies we tell ourselves and tribe rejection.
Sandra, a bland office worker who has long felt ignored by her colleagues, makes the universe-shifting decision to get a new fringe. With high expectations that this fringe will change everything, she goes to work only to find nothing has changed. She is still the same and she is still invisible. As she attempts to cling onto the new found confidence and defiance, her polite, nice facade begins to crack. Desperate to get attention she begins a crusade of increasingly bizarre shenanigans. But yet again, nobody notices. Only one thing for it then. Kill them all.
Why this film?
A note from Penelope Yeulet.
This film is all about the unchartered territory that many male filmmakers seem to shy away from: feminine rage. Women are often not allowed to portray anger both on screen and in life (how unbecoming Petunia, no man will touch you if he knows you have feelings!). Female anger in film is often relegated to the r*pe revenge fantasy, as if a woman needs to be broken in a very specific and traumatic way to feel fury at a world that is purposefully designed to belittle and assault her – you didn’t have to make an entire film franchise Dave, you could have just said you hate women.
The film explores female rage in such an unapologetic and direct way it becomes more of a celebration than any kind of moralistic lesson. It’s cathartic and camp!
But! The wide audience appeal doesn’t end with just the womenfolk (who cares about what girls want to watch anyway?!) the themes explored hit on something most of the population, particularly office workers can relate to: Expectations vs Reality. The mundanity and engulfing nature of an office eco-system and the consistent desire to kill everyone that breathes near you in the stupidly temperature-controlled office that is now smelly because annoying Gerry microwaved salmon for his lunch goddammit.
I have surrounded myself with a very experienced, passionate, and talented team who have backed this project from the moment I forced them to read it. We all want this project to be made because we believe it is something unique and special that could speak to many people’s feelings and frustrations within the current working climate.
This is a surreal, heightened fantasy world, playing with feminine pinks and blood red, human entrails, and fringe-porn. It is a fun and violent romp through a world all of us will recognise and I hope, love or at least feel vindicated from their own murderous thoughts.
Thank you for your support.
Love you xx
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