The Pirate Captain Toledano - Period Short
When the Inquisition expels Jews from Spain, Captain Toledano plots revenge; but a mysterious stowaway threatens to expose the captain's true motives to the crew - a film about identity rites and the price of secrecy.
...an everyman, lost, determined to reclaim his identity...
The Stowaway is a fugitive who spends two weeks hiding in the ship's hold. I costumed him in a loose knit, collarless sweater and linen shift, exposing his collarbones and reducing his status.
...reason, heart, head, idealist/realist
Layers of costume pieces from various cultures linked the Captain to the world of his exploits while concealing his true identity. I used a French greatcoat, Chinese cap, Persian sash, Turkish purse, English moneybag, Caribbean necklaces, and a Spanish Capitano Hat to give complexity to his costume
My notes: "intellect, statistician, brutal?, cruel?"
I selected a black and white palette for the Quartermaster, a fact seeking, calculating man, who defines himself by the rule of law.
Writer/Director Arnon Shorr
Short Film (10 Minutes)
Costume Budget $500
Art Department Budget $500
Available at Amazon.com
Released, Spring, 2017
Best Costume Nominee - ActionOn Film Festival (Las Vegas)
Film Selection - Corto Corrente Festival (Italy), Near Nazareth Film Festival (Israel), San Rafael Film Festival (Spain), AFC Global Film Festival (India), DAE Studio Film Festival (United Kingdom), Vancouver Golden Panda International Film Festival (Canada), Tetova International Film Festival ODA (Macedonia), Caribbean International Film Festival (Bahamas), Nida Short Film Festival (Lithuania)