Fade to Blue by Aaron Rose
FADE TO BLUE consists as a series of episodic short films centered on the classic themes of love, loss and redemption. The films are inspired to play visually on the archetypes of classic Italian 1960’s melodramatic cinema, but like Sutor Mantellassi, they were updated to reflect a modern contemporary twist. Our story puts the focus on a single male character that exists as a metaphor. We see him, but we don’t see him. However we always notice his Sutor Mantellassi shoes. His exquisite footwear becomes integral to his persona as he interacts romantically with numerous female characters. At first, he comes off as a bit of a Casanova, playing with hearts like a poker dealer, however in the third act he finally comes to his senses and returns to the woman he truly loves.