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IRIS, BY FIRST TIME DIRECTOR DIANA RODRIGUEZ, IS ONE OF THE BEST FOR FESTS CURATED BY BRUNO CHATELIN FOR THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

 

Alice Kremelberg (Orange Is The New Black) stars as the eponymous Iris, and gives an outstanding lead performance as this tortured soul dreadfully awaiting the death of her Aunt Adelaide, played by Mary Looram (Like Father, Braid). As Aunt Adelaide slowly withers away in hospice, Iris continues her day to day routines of working in an antique shop, and scrolling online for connections through an online dating app. However, Iris has an ulterior motive behind her digital search for suitors, and it’s not love. Iris has a hunger, and she needs to feed. On every date she goes on, she sizes her match up and determines their strength of character on a criteria of what she considers basic human decency. And if any of her dates fail to meet her standards, then that’s the end of them. They’re dinner. That’s just how Iris operates.

But complications arise when Iris meets Tom, played by Grant MacDermott (Hustlers, Mr. Robot), at a support group meeting for people dealing with the lingering effects of grief. Tom is a good hearted man coping with crippling trauma. As their chaste relationship develops, Iris is confounded by a debilitating emotional dilemma. She yearns for the love she once lost, but recognizes the potential in having a strong bond with Tom. Unfortunately, her primal nature exposes itself in the heat of lust, causing her deep seated vampirism to emerge and overtake her instincts. So she can never truly express her true feelings to Tom without it resulting in his death. What’s a timeless girl to do in the big city?

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IRIS selected at First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions

First-Time Filmmaker Online Sessions has been designed to be the entry into the Lift-Off Global Network. It is a monthly online showcase, dedicated to screening a collection of globally submitted indie shorts and features (of all genres) from new voices. With startling data on declining audience figures for indie film, we decided to extend our resources to cater for an all-encompassing and welcoming platform where everyone can see the type of work and varying elements from as many projects ...

Iris selected for Bridges Film Festival December 12-20, 2020

Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 11th Bridges International Film Festival at Loutraki, Corinthia, Greece is scheduled to hold online screenings in addition to the live screenings and events. Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to be submitted free at the distribution platfrom www.inspire-tv.com fo...

Iris will play at Chandler International Film Festival in January

  Due to COVID-19 Pandamic CIFF 2021 will be held at Harkins Theater (limited seating) + Drive-in Theater + Virtual Screening. The Chandler International Film Festival is a diversified and pioneering film festival located in Chandler, Arizona. CIFF is going to screen over 120 films from more than 35 countries! Our 4-day (January 21-24, 2021) festival will include Red Carpet, Opening Ceremony, World Premiers, Award Ceremony, Networking, Workshops, Q&A and After Parties. Chandler Int...

IRIS selected to play at Ufology and Paranormal Phenomena International Film Festival

Our main objective is the exhibition and stimulation of a constructive and objective debate on the interpretations that we can make individually about these two phenomena, such as the UFO phenomenon and the paranormal phenomenon. Technology has played a leading role in revealing and clarifying myths and truths around these topics. That is why in this first edition we invite all those who want to deepen the analysis and also rescue the beauty of artistic expression that expresses what we do n...

Iris nominated at Colortape International Film Festival

Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak and the safety and well-being of the public and our staff we have decided to cancel all outdoor/indoor screening until further notice. Our thoughts go to the filmmakers, film industry and ALL the people in the world and families of the victims of the COVID-19 in their flesh or their business; and we express our loud gratitude and solidarity with all of those who are fighting that disease. Our consideration and sympathy go to all thefilmmakers, writers, anim...

Iris by first time director Diana Rodriguez in official selection at Cyprus Film Festival

Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 15th Cyprus International Film Festival is scheduled to hold both of live and online screenings and events. Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to get distribution at inspire-tv.com with beneficial terms. "The Best of the 1st!" Cyprus International Fil...

Best for FESTS: IRIS Trailer

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Iris will compete at 15th Cyprus International Film Festival November 17 – 22, 2020

Due to coronavirus pandemic call for social distancing, in 2020, the 15th Cyprus International Film Festival is scheduled to hold both of live and online screenings and events.     Responding to a changing world, show that your work rises to the challenge. Selected films are announced and promoted to distributors prior to the festival. Also all film submissions have the option to get distribution at inspire-tv.com with beneficial terms. "The Best of the 1st!" C...

Iris selected to screen at the virtual edition of The Rock Horror Film Festival 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we've decided to do the online version of the festival until it's safe to go back to the live screenings and we will have all our screenings at our online platform as well as our Cinema Meetings and Rock Events, this way we do our part to keep everybody safe and comfy to watch the films and be part of our event. The bright side of doing it online is that you'll be able to be part of the event and interact more with our audience from wherever you are i...

Iris won Best First Time Filmmaker Horror Feature from The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

Diana Rodriguez proud director of Iris reacted tpo the great news: “Iris” Has been chosen as Best First Time Filmmaker Horror Feature 2020 at The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival 2020!! ...

"Iris" by Diana Rodriguez: the director's bio

Iris is Diana's first feature film She has previously shot PARABLE a short film about two young brothers living with their parents in isolation: they begin to question their new world after war, corruption and greed nearly decimate the entire human race. She has two other producing credits besides Iris and Parable: Iris (producer) (post-production)  2016Ways (Short) (line producer)  2016The Invisible Worm (associate producer)  2015Parable&n...

Best For Fests : 'IRIS' full cast

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  Cast     Alice Kremelberg ... Iris Grant MacDermott ... Tom Mary Looram ... Adelaide Eric Colton ... Ben Jason Liebman ... Greg Andy Francess ... Aldo (as Andrew Nich...

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