A woman. Her body. A destructive, controlling voice. INA and JOY are naked and locked in a battle of elimination. INA must reverse the power to survive. Are they lovers or is JOY the “killer-within”? Shot in 35mm in b/w, this 14-minute film will take you below the surface of civilization into the volatile world of the feminine psyche and the white‐hot fight for survival. A simple sweater is the object of fury.
Tonya Cornelisse Alejandra Gollas
Written + Directed by
Stephen Keep Mills
Director of Photography
(in order of appearance)
Grip + Swing
First Assistant Camera
Second Assistant Camera
Make-up + Hair
Set Painting + Decoration
Post Production Services
Technicolor Creative Services
Avid Technical Assistant
Stephen Keep Mills
Screen Actors Guild + SAGIndie (with logo)
Filmed at BenKitay Studios Hollywood, California (with logo)
Chapman/Leonard (logo only)
Panavision (logo only)
Fuji Film (logo only)
Triskelion Entertainment (with animated logo)
© 2008—All Rights Reserved
Production Designer Rachel Myers made these miniature models to bring the world of LIMINAL into scale. I found these pictures of her skill that created a world that simultaneously was and wasn’t.
One piece of luck living in the Topanga wilds was that my neighbor was Michele Moen, an award-winning Matte and Conceptual Artist, basically number one in the film industry. She generously provided two drawings for the very first look of LIMINAL . Here is her take:
Story board artist Anthony Diecidue was a huge help making the story come alive for the eye so the CAMERA could take it from there. Here’s the LIMINAL collection. Take the ride!
LIMINAL when first completed was 22 minutes long and I had to cut it down to 14 in order to comply with European festivals which put that limit on short films. So here is some of what was cut—great aerial shots of INA running away from JOY into the LA camouflage of anonymity. Our helicopter (Helinet Aviation) lifted off from Van Nuys airport and luckily we had a very atmospheric day for shooting.