ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT
In need of extra cash, a young black waitress participates in a paid physiological study.
Drama, thriller, horror, race, psychological thriller
Constance Ejuma (BLACK PANTHER)
At the end of a tipless shift at a local diner, a young black waitress, Dolores, stumbles on a flier for a paid psychological study seeking diverse participants. Upon her arrival at the research facility, Dolores undergoes an experiment that tests her pain tolerance with the use of auditory and sensorial triggers which gradually intensify. Once the test is completed, we reveal that Dolores is unknowingly being watched by an unexpected audience..
SCREENINGS TO DATE:
Sundance Ignite 2019 Private Screening, National Film Festival for Talented Youth Work in Progress Screening, Phoenix Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, Capital City Film Festival, CineYouth Film Festival (Presented by Chicago Int'l Film Festival)
Frida Perez -
Writer and Director: Frida Pérez
Producers: Frida Pérez and Olivia Michalak
Director of Photography: Madison McKamey
Assistant Camera: Jacquie Carriere, Amina Zadeh, KC Lauf
Camera Operator: KC Lauf
Gaffer: Adam Siler
Key Grip: Eddie Saucedo
Production Designer: Coleen Chan
Editor: Jayvee Salunga
Additional Editor: Frida Pérez
VFX: Frida Pérez
Colorist: Jenn Gittings
Composer: Patrick Mertens
Sound Design and mix: Hansdale Hsu
On set sound: Christopher Null
Script supervisor: Amelia Kuskin
Production Assistants: Emma Reardon, Christina Kohler
Associate Producer: Nick Migliori
Co-Producers: Aly Migliori, Zander Fife
Camera: Keslow Camera
Grip and electric: Cinelease
Additional Equipment: Lensprotogo
Special Thanks: El Sonsonateco, Henry Lee, Evidence Studios, Rita Baghdadi, Maeghan Houang, Alice Shindelar, Nate Burke, Leah Meyerhoff, Li Liu, Harris Durney, Aaron Izek, Zach Siegel
TRT: 6 minutes
Shot on: Arri Alexa + Angenieux Lens
Edited on: Adobe Premiere Pro
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Frida Pérez is a Dominican-American filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She is a 2019 Sundance Ignite Fellow and an assistant at Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey Pictures.
Frida has directed, produced and written a variety of shorts that have screened at festivals nationally in addition to creating a web-series that consistently received thousands of views per video. In 2014 The Root Magazine named her a Young Futurist for her promise as an emerging filmmaker.
Previously, Frida has held internships at Comedy Central, Women Make Movies, William Morris Endeavor, Pretty Matches Productions, and East Pleasant Pictures in addition to working as an Assistant Camera, Assistant Director and Production Assistant on several independent shorts. She is a graduate of Brown University with an Honors Degree in Modern Culture and Media (Production Track) and Political Science, and studied 35mm film at FAMU in Czech Republic. Frida is trilingual, fluent in English, Spanish and French.