A VIOLET DEATH is loosely based on the true accounts of women known as the “White Stocking”; Chechyan biathletes who were forced to serve their military as snipers. Our story follows Maggie, as she empathetically tracks her mark.

The goal for this film was to creating something a bit free - with image making at the foreground, and atmosphere on all sides. The haunting soundtrack is by BECK, and the film was shot in the white sand dunes and deep caves of southern New Mexico, on 35mm film. This film was also a reunion of my MGMT team of Cinematographer Bradford Young and Stylist Mindy Le Brock (who oversaw production design with Chris Gooris), and styled the film. The artist/actress Isabelle Albuquerque plays our lead and wardrobe was provided by Kenzo.


Starring: Isabelle Albuquerque
Director: Isaiah Seret
Cinematographer: Bradford Young
Editor: Luke Lynch
Production Design: Mindy & Chris Gooris
Executive Producer: Candice Dragonas
Producer: Jake Pokluda
1st AD: Jonah Zimmerberg-Helms
Styling: Mindy Le Brock
Steadycam: Dave Isern
1st AC: David Seekins
2nd AC: Roxanne Stephens
Gaffer: Greg Eichman
Best Boy Electric: Erik Donald
Key Grip: Trevor Howe
Best Boy Grip: Matt Massie
Make Up: Maha Mimo
Art Director: R.A. Parrain
Prop Master: Chris Gooris
WARDROBE ASSistant:. Anastasia Bujko
Production Coordinator: Rebeca Duran
LOCATION Manager: Bill Kelman
VFX: Patrick Murphy at A52
Colorist: Joe Gawler at Harbor Picture Company
Cast: Daniel Durakovic, Thom Rachford, Addie Tomkins, & Ava De Cielo
Special Thanks: Carlsbad Caverns & White Sands National Monument, Panavision, Lola Raban-Oliva, Jean-René Etienne & Kenzo