Kira Bursky's films always have a magical quality to them. Fool's Paradise is no exception.
"A dark fantasy about a lonely imaginary friend named Lu who discovers companionship in his new assignment: an equally lonely, abused little girl named Mara."
Kira said that she had the idea on a Saturday morning and one week later she was in the middle of filming it. Pre-production was done in five days and production was completed in two. Now Kira is set to place Fool's Paradise in film festivals around the country after having exceeded her goal at Kickstarter for this purpose. Entering film festivals can get expensive but thanks to Kickstarter that burden has been lifted.
It's sure to be appreciated wherever it plays. Aislin Freya Pax plays Mara, the abused little girl, who is comforted by her imaginary friend Lu played by David Dietrich. A perfect match for this story. Crystal Craven is Marcy, the antagonistic lover of the abusive dad, Richard Camuto. Marcy tempts the father into making a bad situation worse.
Diane Tower-Jones, Evan Bussanich, Gary Gaines, and Darren Marshall round out the cast as some of the other imaginary friends. Produced by All Around Artsy in the Asheville, NC area.
See the film below then check out Kira's Facebook page to learn more about her and her production company, All Around Artsy.