Dark Victory (USA, 5min)

Directed by: Jeff Mellin and John Soares

Cast:

 

Eddie LaTeques, Niki Luparelli, Ziza Soares

 

Based loosely on the lyric of the song (which was based even more loosely on the title and elements of the Bette Davis film), Dark Victory follows a young, professional woman, bored with her mundane modern life, who dreams of the more glamorous world her classic Hollywood idols. A daydream in a diner transports her to that world, dressed for a night on the black and white town, ready for her closeup, and eager to meet her leading man. When she does, they paint the black and white town red. But things aren’t as rosy as she’d anticipated, and when she snaps back to reality, she realizes her fantasies may be better than the 'real' thing.