The film's narrative revolves around Viola, who dreams of becoming a Decora in a visually inviting all-female world. She wants to be a star and loved by all, however, she discovers another side to the utopian city and tries to escape. In Sororibus, latin for Sisterhood, the world is full of vibrant colours, fake materials and surreal objects, where beauty is the main currency system, and everyone competes to be perfect and to be seen.
The narrative originates from an extract from Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, in which she comments on beauty being an alternative female world with its own laws, religion, culture, education and economy.
The experimental film will combine live action against green screen with collage animation, archival footage and stop motion techniques.
The film is targeted towards the young adult and plans to be screened at colleges, universities, art galleries and film festivals. At a later stage, an immersive digital exhibition is planned with interactive technology to encourage participation and commentary.
'There's just one more thing... we need to change the shape of your face and it requires cutting into the jawbone. There's a slight risk of fatal complications but don't worry it will yield so many material dividends.' Madre