325 TERROR ISLAND (2005) Elizabeth Dimon's Private Property
of Unexpected Twists and Turns Punctuate this Unusual Thriller
Title: PRIVATE PROPERTY
also known as ISLAND OF THE DAMNED
director: Elizabeth Dimon
starring: Mirjana Jokovic · Tomas Arana · David Thornton
· Eichard Parent · Bobby Amore
of the Absurd will be delighted with this debut (and only) project
from NYU film school graduate Elizabeth Dimon. Stylistically similar
to early Roman Polanski projects (think Cul De Sac), this is
the story of a beautiful art forger named Tess who lives on a desolate
stretch of beach (an island?) where she can create her knock-off art
in peace. She may (or may not) also have a dark secret living in the
cellar beneath the beach house. Onto this scene comes Sam and Nigel,
two wounded gangsters that have washed ashore and are seeking shelter.
They are also concerned over a missing 'creature.' Seemingly, they had
been guarding a cage that house housed something and that something
has broken free.
quirky film is punctuated by an equally odd soundtrack from former pop
star Cyndi Lauper (the wife of actor David Thornton). It was lensed
completely on Cape Cod by Elizabeth Dimon, who also wrote the screenplay,
did the editing and was director/producer..
American Film with optional Greek subtitles; fullscreen format (4:3),
Theatrical version (91 min.), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC, playable
on any American machine.