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THE BLUE ROSE BLOOMS at FrightFest

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

THE BLUE ROSE, George Baron’s genre-bending surrealist noir set in the 1950s, will receive its World premiere at Pigeon Shrine Frightfest 2023.

The film follows the one-night journey of two rookie detectives, as they set out to solve a seemingly clear-cut homicide, only to find themselves in an alternate reality of their worst nightmares.

Written & directed by George Baron, the much-anticipated debut from 18-year-old Baron, stars Olivia Scott Welch (Fear Street, Panic, Unbelievable), George Baron (Wet Hot American Summer, Adult Interference), Danielle Bisutti (Insidious: Chapter Two, Curse of Chucky, God of War) and Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class, The Lazarus Effect).

A “pastel-noir” film inspired by the golden age of Hollywood and the mysteries that lie underneath, Baron took much inspiration from Blue Velvet, The Love Witch and the series Ratched. Music heavily influences the film as well — the filmic tunes of Angelo Badalementi and the sweeping symphonies of Bernard Herrmann, paired with the aesthetics of Melanie Martinez and the sultriness of Lana Del Rey.

George adds: “In an increasingly divisive world, it is my intent for this film in its absurdist, off-beat way to help people who are targeted for being different. Although not a straight period piece, I set it in the quasi-50s — a time that was ripe with repressed fears and desires — to enhance themes of gender fluidity and facing fears in a universe that doesn’t allow them to be expressed. As a first-time director, making the film has truly been a dream come true and I am so excited to share it with everyone at FrightFest.

Danielle Bisutti as Norma Steele in THE BLUE ROSE

George Baron

The Blue Rose

Olivia Scott Welch as Detective Lilly & George Baron as Detective Dalton in THE BLUE ROSE

Olivia Scott Welch


Olivia Scott Welch as Detective Lilly & George Baron as Detective Dalton in THE BLUE ROSE


Danielle Bisutti as Norma Steele in THE BLUE ROSE


The Blue Rose


George Baron

THE BLUE ROOM plays on Sunday 27th August, 6.45pm in Discovery Screen 1 (Super Screen)

Single tickets on sale from Sat 22 July, noon

For booking and programme details: https://www.frightfest.co.uk

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All press enquires:

Greg Day | Clout Communications Ltd | greg@cloutcom.co.uk | @cloutcomcouk

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