DEAD GIRL is a dark comedy about playing dead to keep your dreams alive.
Rachel dreams of performing Shakespeare on Broadway. Instead, she’s playing a corpse on television’s latest pulp-fest, Minds of Crime. Rachel is haunted by a deep dissatisfaction that threatens her relationship with her boyfriend David. The experience of playing dead has her questioning the value of living.
DEAD GIRL also doubles as a pilot. In DEAD GIRL the series, each episode focuses on a different woman playing a Dead Girl—the Laura Palmers, the bodies in crime show cold opens, the serial killer victims in prestige dramas. The Dead Girls become an ensemble as their stories interweave. It's about the real scars left after the fake ones have been washed off.
If you’re interested in DEAD GIRL, the film, or in making the series happen, feel free to reach out to writer, director, and star Rachel Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dead Girl at Oxford Film Fest
Dead Girl had its world premiere at the Oxford Film Festival on February 8th, 2019! A huge thanks to the staff and volunteers who made the weekend an incredible experience.
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