The Contemptuous Ruby A dark and conflicted gritty noir feature, The Contemptuous Ruby takes a tried and true concept of treachery and sexual debauchery and spins it into a well-defined psycho thriller with a classic story line. The stark loneliness of Lake Pontchartrain in Breakwater, Louisiana makes the script feel all that more intimate and personal. Opening late night in a boathouse, the...
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This short was shot during the 48 Hour Film Festival in New Orleans. However, I never entered in the 48 Hour Film Festival. I entered into the 2011 New Orleans Film Festival after the submission date and it was immediately accepted! It was a major “hit” with noir audiences in New Orleans. The entire project was shot on a Canon SD1100 IS and a Zoom Handy Digital Recorder. The 44,000...
The Contemptuous Ruby (short) IMDB reviews
IMDB user reviews of 2011 New Orleans Film Festival “hit”. The Contemptuous Ruby (the Short) A review of the short noir, The Contemptuous Ruby, 29 June 2011 Author: Mallory Thompson from United States If you are like me and are fascinated with small pocket size digital cameras and what they can do regarding their usefulness in feature films, then check out the erotic neo-noir short,...
A digital story board. NOTE!!! NOT A TRAILER click... →
This footage was shot with a Canon S100 point ‘n shoot pocket camera as “genre” and “ambiance” as a digital storyboard. This is NOT A TRAILER. The Contemptuous Ruby, full length version is in pre-production now and is slated for production in New Orleans, LA in Winter/Spring 2013
Robbin Michael Wagner
Robbin Michael Wagner is one of the top fine art photographers in the Southeastern United States. He is the first and only photographer to be on permanent display in the Penthouse of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. He wrote, along with Brooke L. Denman “The Reader” and “The Contemptuous Ruby”. Mr. Wagner was born in Flint, Michigan in 1954 in the heart of General Motors. He spent...
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