‘Daughter of Dismay’: The First 70mm IMAX Short Film

Hey, kids! Do you love how glorious cinema can look when shot in 70mm? Did you love the landscape shots of The Hateful Eight, but don’t want a three-hour runtime? Do you want that sort of beauty trimmed down and compacted into a short film from Australian arthouse director James Quinn?

That’s right you do!

You’re in luck because Quinn’s newest short film Daughter of Dismay will be hitting the film festival market this year. The narrative driven short story about witchcraft and occultism will be the first to be shot in 70mm IMAX format. Though the piece is currently in post-production, a teaser trailer has been released. Check it out below:

https://youtu.be/DNtIbBwD42s

Synopsis:

Daughter of Dismay tells the surreal and mystical tale of an emotionally broken witch. She enters the darkness of the woods to fulfill her biggest desire, for which she takes extreme and radical measures that will have sinister consequences. Portrayed in elegant painting-like images, the film is an epic, moving and emotional trip through a world of witchcraft and occultism, leading to a heartbreaking and melancholic finale. 
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  1. We’ll ignore 65 vs 70mm but that aside if this was shot in 8-perf then it was not shot in “70mm IMAX.”

    And how would this be the first IMAX short when for the first couple of decades of its existence ALL IMAX films were shorts?

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