THE RED PALACE
The Red Palace is a neo-noir thriller I wrote in 2016. Set in a dark neon city, it’s the story of Ella, a long-time captive at the Red Palace brothel, who breaks out with a new arrival and uses her freedom to go on a violent spree.
The Red Palace was filmed as a short film in Melbourne, Australia. It premiered at the Glasgow International Film Festival.
INT. RED PALACE BROTHEL, BEDROOM – NIGHT
A bedroom soaked in red neon light. It is slightly futuristic in detail, slightly manic in atmosphere—a hyper reality, nowhere but everywhere. The kind of place you can’t imagine exists in your own city… but does.
The sign above the bed reads The Red Palace – if the walls of this establishment could talk, they’d tell of the suffering of the countless women who have lived and died here.
– Excerpt from The Red Palace