Samantha Dutton

Revenge of the Follicle

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THE STORY

Jamie struggles to fit in as locker room politics of girls with contoured bodies and smooth skin makes her body hair a nightmare. When she shaves for the first time, her body hair rebels, growing back with a vengeance.

THE VISION

When adolescence hits as a young girl, you're taught to shave. There is no choice. No negotiation. Shaving is a rite of passage.

Revenge of the Follicle critiques an anti-body hair culture impressed upon women from adolescence. It explores the innate animalism of our bodies and its uncontrollable revenge when we desire to tame them. This coming of age horror film embraces the beasts that come with growing up.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION

Our goal for funding is $500, which will go toward production costs and ensuring that people's valuable time doesn't go uncompensated. This includes costs toward hiring locations, travel costs, and production design to increase the overall quality of the film. Any additional contributions will go toward enetering this film into film festivals.

Every little amount counts! Because BOOSTED provides an all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform, it is important that The Revenge of the Follicle reaches its goal. Promotional material, crew information, teasers and behind-the-scenes will be posted regularly from the campaign launch until its closing date.

Your support will encourage your local filmmakers and creatives. Thank you!

UPDATES

  • The lead character in Revenge of the Follicle: Geneva Norman

    2 MONTHS AGO

    Geneva Norman studies her Bachelor of Arts in Film and Psychology at The University of Auckland. Her film debut in Anna (2015) screened at Diversity in Cannes and The Short Film Awards in New York. Geneva was awarded Best Actress for Anna in the The Short Film Awards and the Women's Independent Film Festival. Her previous work in theatre includes Macbeth (2014), Uncle Minotaur (2014), DNA (2014), and Peter/Wendy (2015). Geneva spent her last year abroad in Manchester, UK, and one day wishes to visit again.

    The lead character in Revenge of the Follicle: Geneva Norman
  • Writer and Director of Revenge of the Follicle: Samantha Dutton

    2 MONTHS AGO

    The writer, director and producer of Revenge of the Follicle, Samantha Dutton is a filmmaker based in Auckland, New Zealand. Born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand, her filmmaking focuses on presenting female stories and experiences as an immigrant. She recently produced Hit: A Short Film, written and directed by Nahyeon Lee, which is about a woman who reclaims autonomy over her body through boxing. Revenge of the Follicle will be her directorial debut.

    Samantha’s non-fiction works include short documentaries about artist-run space Inky Palms, Toby Morris (political cartoonist), and a documentary series celebrating local female creatives in Auckland. Her latest documentary centers on her father making African cuisine by fire and a cast iron pot. Penelope Prick, a comic created by Samantha is published in Wellington-based Mimicry journal and her critical essay “Ruptures of a stressed body” is published in Atlas—a literary medical journal.

    Writer and Director of Revenge of the Follicle: Samantha Dutton
  • Makeup Artist for Revenge of the Follicle: Annie Curtis

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Annie Curtis is a freelance makeup artist and art historian based in Auckland. She is currently completing her honours in Art History after studying Screen Production and Art History at the University of Auckland. Ever invested in the theatrical, she has a special affinity for stage makeup and has been involved in an amateur theatre company for the last three years. This will be her first production that is almost entirely special effects driven. Her next production will be Ashleigh Tait’s Time of Our Lives.

    Makeup Artist for Revenge of the Follicle: Annie Curtis
  • Art Direction for Revenge of the Follicle: Camila Araos Elevancini

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Camila Araos Elevancini dwells between two creative worlds of colourful films and modest zine making. She graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA in Film, Television and Media studies and now works as a materials coordinator at an Australasian film distribution company. She collaborates in the art department of short films and enjoys the process of making and sourcing precious objects to help their visions come to life. Her way of storytelling is seen through zines and illustrations, which see the light of day mostly online and at zine markets across New Zealand.

    Art Direction for Revenge of the Follicle: Camila Araos Elevancini
  • Line Producer and 1st AD for Revenge of the Follicle: Christienne Jauregui

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Christienne Jauregui is a freelance videographer, producer and director. She has brought directorial visions to life as a producer in Gorjan Markovski’s The Prince (2015) and Last Late Night Ride (2016) directed by Jakob Twidle. As a director, Christienne revels in the quiet terrors and absurdities of everyday life, as seen in Craving (2015) a twisted micro comedy about drunken binge-eating and The Red Man (2016) which shows the alternate reality of a high-functioning neurotic. This year she is back at the University of Auckland for her Honours in Screen Production and is looking to expand her director’s reel with more short films and documentaries.

    Line Producer and 1st AD for Revenge of the Follicle: Christienne Jauregui
  • Cinematographer for Revenge of the Follicle: Nahyeon Lee

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Nahyeon Lee is a filmmaker based in Auckland, New Zealand. Currently, she is completing postgraduate study in Screen Production at the University of Auckland. She made her directorial debut earlier in 2017 with her short film Hit, a temporal and spatial exploration of recollection. Her next project is in pre-production and explores the resilience of immigrants through the cultural diaspora of a Chinese immigrant during New Zealand’s Gold Rush.

    Born to Korean parents who immigrated to New Zealand, she is interested in voicing the stories of female and minorities. With a Major in Media, Film and Television behind her, she intends to further use film to explore cross-cultural storytelling and subvert gender norms in conventional cinema.

    Cinematographer for Revenge of the Follicle: Nahyeon Lee