Movies In Focus first caught Jill Gervargizian’s The Stylist at the Mayhem Film Festival back in 2016. I was impressed by it because it’s a highly effective short film, filled with dark humour, impressive visuals and strong production design. Lasting just under 15 minutes, the quirky thriller features a wonderfully balanced performance from Najarra Townsend as a hairstylist on the edge.
Gervargizian is currently gearing-up to turn it into a feature and it really could work as an expanded piece of cinema. Theres a lot of story to unpack and Gervargizia really only scratched the surface of what could be presented.
The Stylist is now available to view online – and you can check it out below:
Here’s the synopsis:
Claire is a lonely hairstylist with an unnerving desire to escape her disappointing reality. When her final client of the evening arrives with the request to look perfect, Claire has plans of her own.