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Blood Below the Skin

32 min.
Year of Production:
Jennifer Estlin
TJ Jagodowsky
Kelsey Ashby-Middleton
Morgan Reesh
Marissa Castillo
Connor Golden
Megan Johns
Production Company:
Steven Hudosh
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Short Film

Blood Below the Skin chronicles a week in the lives of three teenage girls who attend the same
high school class. Coming from different social circles, the girls prepare for the most important
night of their life – Prom Night. They have formed a dance group and rehearse the choreography.
Two of the girls are drawn to one another and fall in love. The third is forced to take care of her
distraught mother in the wake of her father’s disappearance. Each girl finds refuge in her room and
bed, comfort and a place to explore new feelings. The music blasting from the turntable provides a
magical synchronicity between them all – the space-time continuum is expanded by the dimension of
music.Jennifer Reeder tells everyday stories with stylistic elements of magic realism that recall Latin
American cinema. All it takes is the power of thought in order to express your love to another.

BIOGRAFIE Jennifer Reeder

Born in Ohio, USA in 1973, she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). The stories in her award-winning feature films revolve around relationships, traumata and how to cope with such experiences.

FILMOGRAFIE Jennifer Reeder (selection)

2023 Perpetrator  2019 The Dunes  2019 Knives and Skin  2015 Blood Below the Skin  2014 A Million Miles Away  1995 The Devil Inside 

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