About this submission
Pixie Dust is a fantasy thriller about a gifted 16-year-old girl named Faye and her journey to get her mentally ill and progressively violent mother back on her medication. Her gift? For starters, she can see people's mental disorders personified.
Prior to the events of the clip, Faye and her mom, Evelyn, stop by their local corner store on their way home. Evelyn attacks the clerk and gets arrested for the weekend. Faye's powers manifest for the first time during the incident. She sees something strange in her mother - a subtle but alarming vision of the darker side of her mom. She bolts from the store and heads home. The above sample begins as Faye awaits her first meeting with her mother since the manifestation of her gift. The scene is a proof of concept shot during a Public Television fellowship (The NBPC 360 Incubator). The feature-length script for Pixie Dust was a finalist for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriting Lab.