Year Produced: 2012
Lipstick Lies is an intriguing sci-fi short from experimental filmmaker Eric Norcross. It plays very much like a classic “Twilight Zone” episode, where one person’s memory of a specific event doesn’t match everyone else’s. Is the person a lunatic or is there a more sinister reason behind this puzzling disappearance? Can memories become reality? With Lipstick Lies, Norcross explores the themes of destiny and providence. The film is intelligent and well thought out and kept me involved.
The film benefits from good performances from Samantha Rivers Cole and Matthew Krob who make a physically appealing couple.
To his credit, Norcross does not go for the obvious or the maudlin. He has Allie thinking with her head throughout.
REVIEWS & PRESS:
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW WITH INDIE NYC by IndieNYC
ROGUE CINEMA by Phlip Smolen
DIRECTOR INTERVIEW WITH TIMESSQUARE.COM by Liz Belilovskaya
CAST & CREW
Written, Produced & Directed by Eric Norcross
Starring: Samantha Rivers Cole, Matthew Krob, Katie Jergens & Bill Woods
Music Score by Omer Ben-Zvi
Sound Design by John Branch IV
Produced in partnership with Bren Thomas
Review Excerpts by Philip Smolen
UNSETTLING: Waking to an alternate reality and having to backtrack to rediscover the chosen past. Deja vu is the way. Covers a lot in 30 minutes. -Prescott, Amazon Verified Purchase
INTERESTING: Interesting. I had to watch it to the end to find out what happened. -John, Amazon Verified Purchase
FROM A FRIEND: I sincerely Believe that this is by far your Most Accomplished work to date. No, that is Not an overstatement. Every facet of this piece shows the time and care you have put into it. Thank you Eric. Your writing is at the top of its game as well. I found myself falling into the screen in front of me during many parts. Excellent Work My Friend. Thank You Again For This. I Appreciate It Greatly. -Branden, Maine
FROM A FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: You have a gift for dealing with romantic subjects. I normally shy away from them. This is the second of your films that I've watched, the first being Caroline of Virginia. You are giving me an appreciation for this genre. You are a filmmaker with a reel handle on this. -David, Michigan
FROM A SEASONED FILM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL: You really know how to work those emotional topics. Really gets me worked up.
-Dan, New York
-January 20, 2016 | ETG Fest / ETG Book/Cafe, Staten Island, New York
-Spring 2015 | Novella Shocase Series
-May 25, 2013 - Festival Screening | Hosted by Big Island Film Festival at Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii.
-December 9, 2012 - Festival Screening | Hosted by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival at IndieScreen Brooklyn.
-October 3, 2012 - World Premiere | Hosted by NewFilmmakers New York at the Anthology Film Archives, New York City. | 7PM Block.
-August 11, 2012 - AFTER SET SERIES | Tribeca Grand Hotel Screening Room, New York City | Preview screening for cast, crew, friends and family.
-DVD (limited release) 2017-Present
-Amazon Prime 2017-2020
One-Sheet Poster designed by Eric Norcross with Photoshop touch-ups by Brandon Ruckdashel.
Samantha Rivers Cole at an ADR Session for Lipstick Lies
Matthew Krob - ADR Recording for Lipstick Lies
ADR Recording for Lipstick Lies
Posters up at IndieScreen NYC, Brooklyn for the first annual Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival 2012.
Samantha Rivers Cole in Lipstick Lies