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Longline: In a dystopian society where music is outlawed, a child spy is forced to choose between obeying the rules and following her heart.

Director's Statement: I've always been intrigued by the sociology of group mentality. I found myself struggling growing up, feeling like I needed to keep the best parts of myself hidden. I found it ridiculous that people picked their interests and opinions based on what was others thought, and not what was inside their heart.  

 

I then looked to countries around the world and societies on the past and saw how lucky I was to live in a country where I was even allowed to express my true nature without serious consequences. 

I wanted this film to serve as an allegory, particularly inspired by the LGBTQ community, for those who have to keep themselves hidden in order to survive. 

I hope that people of all walks of life can feel something from watching this film, and in turn gain a stronger sense of empathy for those who are different from themselves.

 

Awards:


Best Drama - Gold Star Film Festival 2018
Best LGBTQ+ Short - Lady Filmmakers Film Festival 2018
Editing Commendation - First Run Film Festival 2018
Top 10 Voted Films - New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2018

Official Selections:


Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival - Chicago 2018
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival 2018
New York No Limits: Short Film Series 2018
New York Lift-Off Online Film Festival 2018 
Cannes Film Festival: Short Film Corner 2018
First Run Film Festival 2018
Longleaf Film Festival 2018

International New York Film Festival - Semi-Finalist 2018
Halloween International Film Festival 2017
Gold Star Film Festival 2017

Film Festival Highlights

Behind-the-Scenes

We shot on location in the Outer Banks of North Carolina over the course of 5 days. We chose sites like Jockey's Ridge National Park and the Elizabethan Gardens to give the film and otherworldly feel. 

Our cast comprised of talent from North Carolina and Georgia, including local talent from the rural coastal towns along the Outer Banks. 

The Transgressor

 

Directed, Written, and Executive Produced by

Victoria Duncan

 

Executive Producer

William C. Duncan

 

Line Producers

Victoria Duncan

Alexander Frasse

 

Co-Producers

Gina Boone

Michelle Bucci

 

Director of Photography

Sheldon Walker

 

Production Designers

Andreas Beissel

Stephanie Shulman

Victoria Duncan

 

Edited by Avishai Weinberger

 

Associate Producer

Betsy Brown

 

Music Composer

Markus Zakaria

 

Casting Director

Victoria Duncan

 

First Assistant Director

Sarah Johnson

 

Second Assistant Director

Jessica Wasserlauf

 

Cast

Amanda - Reese Hoggard

Mary - Bryce Whitney Ferrall

Ms. Johnson - Amanda Szymczak

Commander - Alexander Michael Wilson

Teacher - Savannah Brown

Child Spies - Keyarie Blackwell

Dara Yates

Sarah Dickens

Grace Folds

Jacob Cole Beam

Evan Cabral

 

Students

Peyton Cabral

Blake Cabral

Rae Couch

Damon Horak

Grace Folds

Taylor Brooks

Kathleen Beam

Hannah Montgomery

Kathryn Montgomery

Hannah Curcio

Darcy Kampe

Alina Galecki

Rubie Shoemaker

Johnny Metacarpa

Collin Sullivan

Leah Mandis

 

Soldiers

Andreas Beissel

Adrian Al-Khalidi

 

Stunt Weapons Courtesy of The Specialists Ltd. 

 

Production Supervisor

Mark DePace

 

Script Supervisor - Lauryn Green

 

1st Assistant Camera - Sejal Kothari

 

2nd Assistant Camera - William Brooks

 

Camera Operator - Sung Hyun Kim

 

 

Key Grip - Andrew Bullington

 

Grips - Nekira Shavonne Woodbury

Shane Norton

 

Gaffer - Kat Cameron

 

Sound Mixer - Eamon Fay

 

Boom Operator - Christine Johnson

 

Hair and Make-Up - Candace Demery

 

Transportation - William Duncan

Catherine Duncan

Sandy Hoggard

Whitney Ferrall

Alexander Frasse

Kat Cameron

Jessica Wasserlauf

 

Production Assistants

Lakeya Mason

Daniel Haut

Langston Cabral

Tyler Bucci

Adrian Al-Khalidi

 

Chef

Catherine Duncan (Mommy Chef)

 

Visual Effects - Mark DePasquale

 

Sound Designer - Markus Zakaria 

 

Colorist - Avishai Weinberger

 

Song Credits - 

 

PACHELBEL’S CANON IN D

(Johann Pachelbel)

Performed by [artist]

Published by [publishing company]

Courtesy of [recording licensor]

 

CLAIR DE LUNE

(Claude Debussy)

Performed by [artist]

Published by [publishing company]

Courtesy of [recording licensor]

 

Special Thanks

The Elizabethan Gardens

Hatteras Realty

Jockey’s Ridge National Park

Cape Hatteras Secondary School

Vondie Curtis Hall

Noah Price

Mike Herder

Alrick Brown

Christina DeHaven

Don Roy King

Joseph Gilford

Mark Arywitz

Sisa Holguin

Thomas Gall

Guy Gaster

Holly Austin

Carl Curnutte

Debo Cox

Bo Wallis

Beth Rooks

 

Catering

Gidget's Pizza and Pasta

Surfin' Pig Barbecue

Food Lion

 

Locations

The Elizabethan Gardens

Hatteras Realty

Jockey’s Ridge National Park

Cape Hatteras Secondary School

 

Camera, Lenses, and Equipment courtesy of Adorama, Handheld, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts

 

Picture Edited on Adobe Premiere Pro

 

Produced through the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film, Television, and New Media

Advanced Narrative Workshop

Copyright 2017

New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts

© 2019 By Victoria Duncan Films

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