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Rent Control

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“Rent Control”
When a Puerto Rican woman learns that her Brooklyn roommate is scamming her on the rent, she performs a ritual seeking justice from her indigenous ancestors.
I am a filmmaker from Puerto Rico who moved to New York City for better opportunities. This inspired my directing debut, “Rent Control,” a chamber drama shot on film with supernatural and melodramatic genre influences, including a kinetic techno set piece. The story follows a white woman who scams her younger Latina roommate for rent. Eden is the subletting roommate from Puerto Rico who, after moving in, discovers that June, her seemingly successful roommate, uses her position of power as the leaseholder to take financial advantage of the situation behind Eden’s back. Tensions develop between the two women when Eden tries to force June to take accountability after performing a ritual based on her ancestral teachings, using electronic music with Afro-Caribbean influences to shift the narrative from victimhood to defiance. The story explores the challenges of sharing an apartment with a stranger in a highly competitive city.
Genre
Drama Thriller
Technique
Live-Action Mixed Media
Duration
20 Minutes
Release Date
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Age Rating
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Country
USA
Language
English
Contact
Eddie Costas
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