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1901 (trailer) Narrative Short Film directed by Brock Labrenz
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1901 (trailer)

DIRECTOR STATEMENT
As a creator, I’m infinitely intrigued by the idea of fantasy life and how it affects our actions or accentuates our stasis. The story of 1901 created a wonderful opportunity for me to explore a rare alignment of fantasy & reality. The film’s story is remarkably simple, yet, in the course of a single afternoon, one woman’s entire world is transformed. It is Charlotte’s fantasy life that frames each glance, each accidental caress and gives weight to the playful gestures of Renee. It was this actualizing of the inner life outward that made me need to make this film. Above all else, I invite the audience to savor Charlotte’s slow, subtle, and sensuous journey towards freedom and to take part in a future where individual happiness is not prescribed, it is discovered.

SYNOPSIS
At the turn of the last century, Charlotte, a wife and mother, walks the grounds of an expansive country estate and happens upon the beautiful Renee. Charlotte is terrified by her uncontrollable desire for the young woman and her attempts to escape lead her deep into the surrounding forest. Lost, Charlotte is forced to confront her fears and must rely on Renee to help her find her way back. 1901 is the story of one woman’s courage to embrace her fantasies and follow love into an unknown future.
1901 premiered at Lucerne International Film Festival on Oct 20th, 2011.
1901 plays in the program Queershnit at the Shnit International Film Festival Oct 3. 2012.
1901 CAST and CREDITS

Cast
Charlotte Natalie Thomas
Renee LaineRettmer
Husband Jeremy Goren
Child EthenHalper

Crew
Directedby
BrockLabrenz

Producedby
NatalieThomas
DorottyaMathe
BrockLabrenz

ExecutiveProducer
Edward Leung

AssociateProducer
Laine Rettmer

Writtenby
NatalieThomas
LaineRettmer

Musicby
BradStratton

Sound Design by

Ryan Billia

Violinist AntoineSilverman
Cellist AnjaWood
Pianist AlexLacamoire

Directorof Photography
Bliss Holloway

AssistantCamera
Nate Spengler

Grip
DavidMcLean

VideoTechnician
Mark Weber

SoundRecordist
DavidFleming
 
CostumeDesigner
Elisa Santiago

AssistantCostume Designer
Kristine Souza

CostumeConstruction
Aughra Moon

MakeupArtist/Hair Stylist
Vesta Goodarz

KeyProduction Assistant
Doug Panetta

ProductionAssistant
Travis von Drehle