We assembled a dynamite team of storytellers to create this heartfelt film from a story that evokes reflection of truth, trust, and love. This is where you come in. You have an opportunity to be a part of this art creation process.
The Fantastic Santa Monaco is about a young performance artist named Aqua, a self-styled bohemian among a community of fellow young women artists. The story follows her efforts to pursue her passion, despite pushback from her community and complications when she falls in love with her best friend, Becca, despite already having a boyfriend. Aqua is forced to confront difficult questions about who she is and what she wants in life before finally making her choice and living with the consequences. Aqua’s dream is to perform at upscale galleries and museums, but for now, she is performing on beach sidewalks, at farmer’s markets, and even at an art store.
My own personal experiences inspire the project. The scene is set in Santa Monica, and the main characters, Aqua and Becca, seek a more authentic and deeper connection in their love life. Finally, they find it only after they open themselves up to the universe, animal spirit guides, energy healers, and tarot readers, where they find a meaning to their existence. Aqua has chosen performance art as her profession, and Becca’ is a musician with ambitions to be a fashion designer. Neither of them wants the 9-5 picket fence lifestyle.
This is the eleventh feature film that Flora has produced and the sixth feature she will be directing. This movie will showcase the artist’s experience of living and dating in Los Angeles with all the stigmas and pressures of society. With inspiration from Marina Abramovic, John Cassavetes, and Maya Deren, we take you through a journey, including jealousy and being comfortable in your skin in their daily lives to expose a deeper sense of intimacy. Our goal is to inspire millions who seek validation in their self-discovery and creative lives by reflecting on our journey and creating a community of acceptance and love.
Who is part of this project? Awesome world changers like cast members Keana Marie, Casandra Ashe, Haley Videckis, Mandi Mellen, Christina Linhardt, Tyler Perez, Natanya Ross, Olivia Jean Brown, Novalee Wilder, Tyrone Tann, Lew Temple, among others.
Alexsiya is an artist and filmmaker. Her work on feature documentaries includes Editor of Vampira: The Movie; Associate Producer of The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels; Co-producer of Beyond the Noise: My Transcendental Meditation Journey; Director of Adventures in Plymptoons! on Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton; Director of Victory: Rise to Flame through the Flame, Director of Ginger Girls: The Secret Lives of Redheads, Co-Producer of narrative features; 7 Deadly Sins Inside the Ecomm Cult and Director of Little Fishes.
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