Distracted Backers: Noirish Project (+ short film)
Bleak, melancholy, absurd, neorealist feature film masquerading as film noir. A couple of low-lifes try to make some quick cash but end up just waiting around.
Noirish Project is a melancholy and gently absurd feature film about Billy (played by Alfie Black), who steals his family’s precious pearls and hands them over to low-life Jimmy (played by James Devereaux), who in turn takes them to a fence. But when the pearls turn out to be fake, Jimmy barely escapes from the fence with his life, let alone the pearls. Billy and Jimmy endevour to get the pearls back before Billy’s family finds out they’re gone, but when the fence goes missing, they realise their story has only just begun.
Shot in black and white, Noirish Project is an absurd neo-realist fantasy, featuring moments of peculiar poetry and gentle comedy.
Written & directed by James Devereaux.