Dust, a new short film starring Alan Rickman, has recently premiered at the Australian short film festival Flickerfest. In Dust, Rickman portrays Todd, a man with an unusual secret. Here is the official synopsis of the film:
TODD, a 60-something loner with a twitch, follows young JESSICA (7) and her MUM home from school. He waits until nightfall before breaking into their house and creeps into Jessica’s room. Lifting the helpless, sleeping child off her pillow, he locates… a tooth! In a fit of compulsion, Todd crushes the tooth and snorts it from Jessica’s bedside table. Wings burst out of his back and he leaps from her window, freed for another short while… until his tooth fairy addiction hits again. The next day after school, Jessica heads towards an ice cream van, a gleaming new coin in hand…
Dust was funded in part thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, and those who donated to the film are being rewarded for their contributions by receiving behind-the-scenes stills from the movie, a signed DVD, or an exclusive link to view the film. Although you can’t watch Dust online, since the filmmakers are hoping to take Dust on the festival circuit, you can check out a promotional video and some stills from the movie here.
Were any of you contributors to the Dust Kickstarter? Have you seen the film? Are you looking forward to seeing Alan Rickman tackle this new role? Let us know in the comments!