English-Writing major James Podrasky (’11) collaborated with third-year art major Katya Kobrina to produce a 16-minute film, “Honey Dreams,” which will premiere on Saturday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in Beckman Auditorium of Ames Library. Another screening is scheduled for Monday, April 11, at 9 p.m., same location.
James said he wrote the script and co-directed with Katya, who did the majority of the filming and editing. It’s their second collaborative effort using equipment from 9×9 film club. According to James, it’s “mainly a simple love story, but somewhat hallucinatory. There is a brief scene featuring some male nudity in a non-sexual, though ritualistic, context, as well as two scenes involving some blood that might be disturbing to some.” In other words, if the M.P.A.A. were involved, this short film might pull a PG-13 or R rating—though, as James was quick to remind, “this is a no-budget student film, so I don’t think that it will be too realistic to handle.”