A series of experimental stills from our short film, THE BRIDE, which we plan to shoot in February.
I wrote the script to The Bride, based on a story concept by Jaylan Salman, which was inspired by her poem, “You can’t dress me up, Auntie A.” From these seeds, a collaboration of misfit sensibilities was channeled into cinema.
ABOUT: In the shadowy, obscure, and mostly silent world of THE BRIDE, a woman, garbed in a wedding dress and veil, directly engages the mirror and “seeing eye” of the camera, as she confronts both codified ritual and internal pressures–rooted in family, conventions and social expectations–while undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001.
He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.