Silver Blade - Joan Baez Music Video
Seeking a female-identifying actor of any age or race to play the female lead in a music video for Joan Baez's forthcoming album.
This is a story of female empowerment. We begin, moments after a woman has killed and buried her rapist. She is physically and emotionally transformed from passive object to active subject as she changes into his clothes and cuts off her hair with his pocket knife. Reborn she embarks on the road to her future.
Ext. field, pouring rain/sleet. A woman in a red dress, covered in mud, digs a POCKET KNIFE into the ground. On all fours, she draws the outline of a coffin. Hair matted, she looks up at the sky. She moves forward looking for something. There are a man’s clothes strewn around her, a work shirt, boots, jeans. She puts them on one by one over her red dress, lacing up the boots, buckling the belt, shielding her skin from the rain, wiping away the mud. Inter/jump cut with a static close up of our heroine staring at the camera, blank, suddenly letting out a battle cry, her voice ends, she smirks. Close up of her hand cutting a lock of hair. Cut to a wider shot as she chops off the rest of her long black locks. A dance of fingers, blade, and hair. She puts on a hat, tilts the brim over her brow. Fully dressed she walks deliberately forward. Cut to the woman walking down the road, the rain has cleared. Morning. She hums to herself. Cleans the dirt from beneath her fingernails with the pocket knife, and slips it into her pocket.
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