Violet - a short film by Matthew Charof

A woman with many faces is paranoid her boyfriend is cheating on her and begins to chase herself in circles to find the culprit.

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writer + director


Matthew Charof is an award winning filmmaker from Boston, Ma. who graduated from SUNY Purchase in 2010. He is known for Pale (2015) which won best short film at the London Film Awards, Firefly which received a Best Actress nod at the Hamilton Film Festival (2016) and The Times (2017) which was an IFP Screen forward Lab recipient and an IFP No Borders feature screenplay.


Director Statement

This movie is my response to my experience with mental illness. After my father, who was diagnosed bipolar schizophrenic, died in 2008, I was deeply saddened and thrown into a new world without a father, so I turned to my greatest expression: filmmaking.

I hope this movie allows you face what is inside you in order to have better relationships with yourself and those around you!

SAG Production
Supported by IFP
Workshopped at IFP Film Week Market Place 2016

Based on my award winning short film Pale:

Violet - short film (US) 7 minutes 

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written and directed by Matthew Charof
written by Matthew Gasda
starring Kathleen Wise Michael Aurelio
body double Chloé Dvl Gvansta Maximus
produced by Jonathan Yaniv & Alexandria Collins
director of photography @danwitrock
production designer @sydrichardson
cocoon design Rhizome NYC Thaddeus Echeverria
costume designer Melinda Danko
assistant director Tristan Higgs
script supervisor Chloé Dvl
sound mixer Jake Bloomfield-Misrach
1st assistant camera @muariziomarcetti
2nd assistant camera White Blues
art assistant Brendan Day
key grip Nic Kedrock
pa Megan Brittan Geoffrey Thompson @tiffanymendez
catering Lynne Allen
edited by Matthew Charof