Jared Masters’ magnum opus, Ballet of Blood, has been selected to open the RIP Horror International Film Fest this year in Hollywood. The festival takes place over the Halloween weekend. RIP brings quality horror entertainment from indie filmmakers around the world. This year will include the “Bloody Doll Awards” to celebrate the empowerment of women working in the business for the advancement of the horror genre.
Ballet of Blood will have its world premiere on October 29th 2015, at 8pm. See link for tickets below. Only $5 if purchased before September 11th. $10 after. This ain’t The Nutcracker! Come walk the red carpet and see this highly anticipated horror film.
After a ballet school’s prima ballerina (Mindy Robinson) gets shot at by beautifully psychotic fellow dancer, Nisa (Sydney Raye), the whole company’s on edge. Classes continue, shrouded in fear, while Nisa remains at large. Her ditsy ballerina friend, Ria (Jessica Knopf), is being held in solitary confinement for suspicion of being involved. But Ria breaks out of the asylum, and after getting willingly drugged by Nisa, Ria is coerced into assisting her on a new mission, the ultimate assault (with a samurai sword and UZI machine gun from her father’s secret room). All those who contributed to the many years of emotional and physical abuse and body shaming will be in harm’s way. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina, Maren (Marla Martinez) starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister, Saren (Rubi Garcia), realize every word being typed on Maren’s typewriter is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic parallel fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?
The film stars Sydney Raye and Jessica Knopf, with Laura Amelia as the dance teacher, Delphine, and Julia Faye West as company co-owner. The film also features Mindy Robinson as the prima ballerina, with Walter Hochbrueckner, Vera R. Taylor, Rubi Garcia, Marla Martinez, Jacqueline Marie Alberto, Dawna Lee Heising, Dallas Chandler, Krystall Schott, Georgie Borchardt, Sky Patterson, Christopher Arias, Kimberly Cohen, Marylyn Brooks, Geo Sargent, Bob Evans and Garrett Morosky.
Produced by Julia Faye West, Sydney Raye, Vera R. Taylor, Walter Hochbrueckner, John Gonatos, Mikko Tervonen, Michael Anthony and Bouvier. Production design by Mystic Marlow. Art Direction by Ryan Henneman. Sound by Jean-Paul Inesta, stills by Mark Rakocy, assistant producer Seth Metoyer, script supervision by Jonathan Weichsel, script editing by H. Raven Rose. Written and directed by Jared Masters.