STILETTO was screened at two “RAW: natural born artists” events as the featured film in 2012: in Chicago in May (THE BLEND Showcase) at the Double Door in Wicker Park and at the Majestic Theatre in Madison (SOLSTICE Showcase) in June.

Stiletto: Contemporary Theme in Classic Film Noir Style

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Justice is an elusive mistress for Pete Davis, a present-day District Attorney attempting to prosecute an Archbishop for the sexual abuse of a child. When the victim commits suicide, Pete is given only two days to find additional evidence that will make his case.

Aided by his partner, a detective familiar with the corruption of big-city politics, Pete reluctantly accepts the help of an old flame, the madame of the city’s highest-end brothel. Together, the three construct a trap to bring down their powerful adversary, unaware of the true nature of the monster they will ultimately confront.

Stiletto, a tale of vengeance, love, and decay, breathes new life into a classic genre by blending contemporary themes with the visual style, narrative conventions and character archetypes of film noir. The film’s achievements in lighting and cinematography are matched by riveting direction and performances by the actors in a suspenseful story that keeps the audience guessing until the final frames.

Stiletto Film

STILETTO
A Hesperidian Production
©2012 Hesperidian Productions Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Special Thanks:
The City of Evanston
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church of Evanston
The Everleigh Social Club
The Music Institute of Chicago
Cunneen’s
Jack Daniel Distellery
Matthew Hughes
Michelle L’amour
Marcia Leikin, MD
Suzanne Dooley
Karen O’Malley
Chloe Wild
Sebastien Grey Clothiers
Gypsy Couture

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Characters and incidents portrayed and the names herein are fictitious, and any
similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental
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Credits
Director: Kyle Thomas
Written By: Mikal McLendon and Jane Morson
Executive Producer: Jane Morson
Producer: Jane MorsonCast:
Pete Davis: Warren Feagins
Selene/Sarah Jones: Kristin Anderson
Archbishop Anthony Albrecht: Jeremy Menekseoglu
Ralph: Gerald Baggot
Young Selene/Sarah Jones: Julia Davis Twine
Maria Rodriguez: Eden Strong
Psychiatrist: Susan Love
John: Wyatt Weber
Victoria (Dance Instructor): Kaitlin Chin
Vivian (Girl on Swing): Claire Ann
Veronica (Girl #1 on Couch): Shana Watson
Valerie (Girl #2 on Couch): Pamela Torres
Vanessa (Dancer #1): Greta Layne
Veruca (Dancer #2): Lady Ginger
Attorney to Archbishop Albrecht #1: Adam Wilhelm
Attorney to Archbishop Albrecht #2: Bill Healy
Bartender: Ian Schelly
Courthouse Reporter: Stephanie Minkus
Courthouse Photographer: Ronald Leon HaleDirector Of Photography: Seth Oberle
Art Director: Jason Culver
Editor: Kyle Thomas
Music Composer: Gregory Smith
Wardrobe Designer: Claire Ann
First Assistant Director: Noah Kloor
Grip and Electric Gaffer: Nathaniel Midura
Best Boy Electric: Matthew Hughes
Key Grip: Mark Wessling
Key Grip: John Sedivy
Best Boy Grip: Jim Andre
Grip: Amy Limpinyakul
Grip: Aleksandar Jovic
Grip: Mary Hefferan
Grip: Allen Samuel Lee
2nd Unit Gaffer: Halim Chambers
Production Assistant: Krystle Carpenter
Production Assistant: Ian Schelly
Camera Department
Camera Operator: Seth Oberle
First Assistant Camera: David Charry
First Assistant Camera: Louis Wong
First Assistant Camera: Phil Jackson
Second Assistant Camera: Eddie Avinashi
Second Assistant Camera: Stephen HarrodAudio Department
Location Sound Mixer: Tom Maloney
Post Sound Effects Artist: Bryan WardVisual Effects
Video Effects Artist: Ryan BechtelArt Department
Prop Assistant: Jessica McCann
Prop Assistant: Jeff Parish
Set Dresser: Jessica McCann
Wardrobe and Styling
Assistant Wardrobe Stylist: David Curiel
2nd Assistant Wardrobe Stylist: Michelle Sam
Chief Stylist: Claire Ann
Make-up Artist: Anita Arsova
Make-up Artist: Megan Bach
Chief Hair Stylist: Shana WatsonSpecial Effects
Make-Up Artist: Jaycie Kurfess
Behind the Scenes
Key Videographer: Dan J. McCann
Videographer: Jessica McCann
Set Photographer: Ronald Leon Hale
Set Photographer: Jon Recana
Set Photographer: Josh Filauri
Poster Photography: Manny Ortiz and Ronald Leon Hale
BTS Editor: Halim Chambers
Graphic Designer: Lynda Wallis
Post-Photo Editor: Ronald Leon Hale
Post-Photo Editor: Jessica McCannGrip and Lighting Equipment Provided by
Jim Andre at Film Branch Media
Camera and Lenses Provided by
Magnanimous Media
“Stiletto” was filmed on location in Chicago, Illinois.

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