THE EARTH’S SHADOW
Gold In Them Hills
An homage to European film noir of the 20th century.
1880. A young woman named Rose is held captive in her own home because of her ties to a group of rebel women who operate against the founding fathers in this oppressive, fundamentalist society.
A former romance turned guard enters as another leaves. Rose pleads with him to help her, but he insists that she must obey her father and stay away from the women she’s been associating with. Feeling betrayed, Rose devises a new plan and convinces him to release her hands by pretending to repent for her actions. As she lures him in for a kiss, Rose snatches his blade and stabs him, leaving him for dead. With the bloodied weapon in hand, Rose escapes.