Paper-A Film about Choices-What would you do?
“Paper,” Elena Talan’s short film writing debut takes us into the world of a beautiful Russian immigrant arriving in Los Angles and the choices she makes for her survival. Told with insight, this 22 minute film will give you a lot to think about. Rich Girl caught up with Elena Talan and Director, Ivan Kraljevic at the film’s screening in Santa Monica.
Paper is a symbolic thing and has different meanings. First, paper is the documents, ID, green card or visa, social security, etc, which give a person a legal status and allows one to work. Jimmy (played by Matthew Kevin Anderson) the photographer Mashka(played by Elena Talan) meets shoots his art on film and prints it on paper, as opposed to shooting digital for clients. There are photographs on paper everywhere, they are on the walls, on tables, hanging in the red developing room; they are something tangible, they have texture, something you can touch. Money is paper. Mashka needs security, financial stability and money, so she goes after it. The choices that she faces are not easy, but like so many immigrant women they must deal with the hand they are dealt.
FESTIVAL AWARDS 2013:
Best Romance Short Film- BARE BONES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Dramatic Short- ACTION ON FILM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Best Live Action Short- MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
First Runner Up Best Short Film- MYRTLE BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
To learn more about the film visit www.paper-movie.com