Salamander, a society lady on the verge of a nervous breakdown, retreats to a quiet place to find and debate with herself. But an all-knowing pseudo-priest, Orfeo, awaits her. He is determined to turn the whole thing into an uncomfortably dredging psychoanalysis, while she craves her own private contemplation and, possibly, a brutally simple solution. Meanwhile, a hit-man waits in the wings to finish her off.

 

Cornered by her own haunting memories, and jiggled by her nemesis/exorcist (Orfeo), she slips in and out of ‘reason’, and takes to deconstructing and abstracting language at will. But Orfeo is unshakeable; he travels the course with her, interpreting even her weirdest utterances with annoying precision, experiencing her hallucinations with her, till she finally cracks. Set in a monastery, this surreal piece establishes a seamless interface between reality and the surrealism of lunacy and dreams. 

 

A full feature, Salamander Walks was shot in three days, using multiple cameras, and on a sub-micro budget. It is currently in Post Production.

 

Cast

Lydia Hourihan - Salamander 

Conrad Peters - Orfeo

Glen John Baptiste - Hitman

Joan Plunkett - Lead Witch

Catherine Dunne and Elie Mitra - Junior Witches

 

Crew:

Writer/Producer/Director: Ishmael Annobil

Director of Photography: Ishmael Annobil

Camera: Hossein Taraz, Max Mallen, Ishmael Annobil

Sound: Simon Rycroft

Editors: Simon Rycroft, Hossein Taraz and Ishmael Annobil

Sound Consultant: Nikos Nikolalaios

Lighting Consultant: Ori Batut

Visual Effects:Simon Rycroft

Music: Ishmael Annobil

  

Technical Rehearsal Crew:

Camera: Damien Kwasnik, Max Mallen, Hossein Taraz, Kevin Adamson (Steadicam)

DOP: James Buck

Sound: Marco Iavaronne and Nikos Nikolalaios

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