Synopsis: This is the second adapted “duende” short from Tina Love’s feature script “The Red Shoes” about a Lutheran pastor’s wife who defies her husband and jeopardizes her family life to dance again and save her soul. In this short, her husband tries to sabotage her audition by throwing away her dancing shoes. But the mischief of a curious vagabond saves the day.
Leticia Jimenez (Natalia)
David Bradstreet (The Pastor husband)
Henry Brown (The Vagabond)
Jose Miazza (The Producer)
“Duende: The Big Audition” was a short script selected to participate in the AT&T Shape Create-a-thon. I had adapted it from my feature screenplay “The Red Shoes.” We had 3 hours in a designated area on the Warner Brothers lot to shoot. We were in the iPhone movie division. We used iPhone6s, since that is what we had. Once I learned our location was to be outside, I had to adapt the script to have it make sense in that location, without changing the content too much. I was not expecting this! It forced me to completely change the tone of the project from dramatic to comedic. All we can do is work with what we are given!
Tina Love lives in Santa Barbara where she co-produces movie projects as a writer/director and editor (or some combination of these) with local clients. She has also been an editor for other filmmakers, such as humanitarian filmmaker Emmanuel Itier and her ex-husband, Michael Love. Her films have screened at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, the Ojai Film Festival, the Ventura Film Festival, Lady Filmmakers Film Festival (Beverly Hills), Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (LA), Bare Bones Film Festival (Muskogee), Big River Film Fest (Savannah), Park City Film Music Festival, Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. Two of her short film projects were licensed to ShortsTV. Tina has several spec screenplays and 2 serialized TV drama pitch packages (one with a pilot script and season/episode outline, the other a short form documentary introducing the cast of characters and the dramatic content). Alongside filmmaking, for the past 18 years, Tina has been a flamenco dancer, as well as a promoter of the art of flamenco as a show producer (in 2018- 2019 her flamenco tablao events being at the Four Seasons Biltmore, Santa Barbara). Her screenplay “The Red Shoes,” a project that marries her two vying loves of flamenco and film, has garnered awards in several screenwriting competitions over the years, including LadyFilmmakers and more recently the script development program sponsored by the Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario Nov. 2019).
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