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A message from Alekandra Martin:
I am producing a short that I wrote and plan to star in as the title character. I am very excited to have an amazingly talented director signed onto the project. Layne Marie Williams is an award-winning director, producer, and writer based in Los Angeles. With a shoot date scheduled in mid-November, I am now looking for additional funding to fully be able to bring this idea to life.
BLANCHE is inspired by one of the most significant plays of the past and reimagined in the mad absurdity of our present. The short features Blanche, inspired by Tennessee Williams’ character of the same name in A Streetcar Named Desire. The flighty and feverishly vivacious woman suffers from a similar mental anguish and shares many of the same insecurities and traumas - but reimagined in 2020. This five-minute short aims to demonstrate one night Blanche plays host, and unfolds when her fantasies meet reality. I believe the content is extremely valuable at this present moment and connecting it to a play of the past demonstrates how issues of mental illness and injustices against women have persisted throughout history. I am excited to bring my ideas to paper and now to screen and humbly ask for your help and support! Thank you so much.