Told during a restless evening, Lenore follows lonely documentarian Max (Jaquinot) as he becomes obsessed with a beloved online performance artist (Duncan), who is losing her fans due to her public persona and outrageous evolution. This compulsion will lead Max down a deep rabbit hole where he will question his sanity.
Samuel Macdonald, Caitlin O’Loghlin and Scott MacKenzie also star.
The film has been shot in various locations around Melbourne over the past two weeks, with a slated end for principal photography in late June.
Lenore marks the feature debut of award-winning artist David Ward, who co-wrote the screenplay with Josie Hoss (Morgan) and also serves as a producer alongside Madeline French and Riley Sugars.
Ward has a rich and versatile artistic history, directing short films such as Dorothy (2014) And Belly (2013)in addition to having worked for theatre, television, music videos, documentaries and dance.
“Lenore was a true labor of love for everyone involved,” says Ward. “[It] is something so unique, singular and can only be done by this group of people at this time.
Riley Sugars (AACTA nominated short film director Tailgate) was so impressed with the project that he turned his initial involvement as an assistant director on the project into a producer.
“I was immediately impressed with his organization, his intelligence and his understanding of what he wanted to do with the material,” Sugars comments of David Ward. “I feel incredibly fortunate to work alongside such a talented and diverse group…all of them making significant contributions.”
LenoreThe creative team also includes director of photography Shaun Herbertson (Republic of Shakespeare), costume designer Coral Jamieson and set designer Keren Dobia. An original score should be composed by Nick Sadler, guitarist and songwriter of the American noise rock band Girls.