WHAT IF YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH BECAME… MORE THAN A CRUSH? Trailer Launched For Zara WOOLF’s RED VELVET
The Fan Carpet are delighted to present the Trailer for Zara Woolf's RED VELVET starring Scarlett Taylor and Raphy Bishop-Sauve.
Emily is a 16-year-old girl with a burning passion for maths. She idolises her celebrity crush, actor, Jacob King. As Emily puts it, a “one in three hundred and sixty-five thousand chance” occurs when her idol runs into her in an art shop and buys her an expensive painting. This fleeting moment turns Emily’s world upside down.
Red Velvet is a tale of romance, awkward encounters, personal growth and independence for our strong female lead, Emily Conte. The film is aimed at empowering young women to pursue their passions with confidence.
Scarlett Taylor - Emily
Scarlett Taylor trained at the Young Actors Theatre Islington. Her acting journey so far has involved a lot of a lot of stage work such as performing as Bobbie in The Railway Children and Mole in The Wind and the Willows. Red Velvet marks her exciting debut in the film industry. Scarlett first met Zara when she saw her audition for a Youth Theatre Production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Her natural talent was immediately recognisable.
Raphy Bishop-Sauve - Jacob
Raphy Bishop-Sauve also trained at the Young Actors Theatre Islington and acted as a Disciple in Jesus Christ Superstar. Raphy and Zara met through her role as production assistant on the production. Months later, Raphy approached Zara with a fantastic self tape in audition for Red Velvet. Raphy and Scarlett have been close friends since childhood, so Zara knew they would have great on screen chemistry.
"I wanted to make a film encouraging young women to focus on finding and developing an aspiration, especially the one they may be too nervous to pursue.
I am a huge advocate for female empowerment. This is a central theme in Red Velvet.
The film is also about realising people’s flaws and imperfections, even if that person is a huge celebrity, who we can all relatedly obsess over.
The story was largely inspired by my own fantasies about developing close friendships and exciting liaisons with the cast of Stranger Things; a Netflix show I obsessed over like nothing else. The film also reflects my own journey and realisation about the normality of celebrities.
I hope that Emily can be a relatable character for young women who idolise celebrities or manifest boys they like as perfect.
I also hope that Emily and Jacob’s on screen relationship is exciting to watch, brings to life people’s own fantasies about their idols.
I would love for young women to take from this film, the strong (and perhaps somewhat controversial!) feminist message that pursuing aspirations is far more important than pursuing men."