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Deviled Lamb (2023)

Production Team

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Bella Cordero

Director

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Olivia Cordero

Wardrobe Assistant

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Skye Sherwood

Sound Recordist

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June Folder

Deviled Lamb

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Isabelle Burton

Head of Vanities

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Tayler Gilbert

Prop Master

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Afton Lin Shumate

Key Production Assistant

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Addison Asby

Little Lamb

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Oz Overshiner

Camera Operator + Grip

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Sierra Cruz

Camera Assistant

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Sasha Reid

Production Assistant

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Ben Cissner

Talent

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Markel Randle

Camera Operator + Gaffer

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Caleb Miller

Camera Assistant

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Jasmine Powell

Still Photographer

Story Summary

Deviled Lamb is a short film that speaks on topics such as sexual trauma, insomnia, and reoccurring nightmares. Taking place in the early 70s in a small Catholic School in rural Missouri. Deviled Lamb follows an eighteen-year-old survivor of sexual assault, four years after the event took place. The film portrays how trauma can spread well beyond the event itself, leading to a silent domino effect that follows for years after the event. In the film, we watch the young girl as she navigates through a series of surreal nightmares, in search of the lost fourteen-year-old, still stuck inside the memory that took place four years prior.  

 

This is a personal story about healing and processing for all survivors of trauma.

About The Film

Deviled Lamb, is a hybrid short film, taking influences from both experimental and narrative storytelling, based on my personal story as a survivor.

 

A short film exploring topics of trauma, PTSD, insomnia, and reoccurring nightmares. Influenced by my research on human psychology and various sleep studies.

 

Pre-production of the film began in November 2021.

Production began on December 11th, 2022.

February to May will be dedicated to post-production and developing an original soundtrack.

 

The remaining film budget is roughly $5,000 to cover production fees, I have contributed $2,000 between pre-production and production costs. The intended length of the film is estimated to be 20 - 40 minutes.

 

Unfortunately, many productions that deal with sexual assault almost glamorize the subject. So many movies focus on the sexual assault itself rather than the healing process. Deviled Lamb is a story revolving around healing from trauma, with no need for a graphic scene. The stakes are high for this project because this is a touchy subject, but as a survivor, I feel I have an intimate understanding that enables me to tell this story sensitively and accurately. 

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