Here’s a tip of the hat to all you eccentric kids out there — you can talk to that life-sized doll sitting in the corner of your room, but when the doll starts whispering sweet nothings back to you, it’s time to get the hell out of the house. Or at least, burn the damn thing. That’s not what our heroine in A.D. Calvo’s “The Melancholy Fantastic” does, which is good for us, because the result is this moody, atmospheric trailer. Calvo says he’s submitted the film to Sundance, and I presume other festivals as well. So if you’re one of those festival going types, keep an eye out for it.
Suffering from her mother’s recent suicide, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth, against the objections of a life-size talking muslin doll. The Melancholy Fantastic is a psychological thriller set during the holidays.
Starring Amy Crowdis, Robin Taylor, Josh Caras, Geneva Carr, David Pirrie, and directed by A.D. Calvo.
More info at the film’s official site.