“Past Forward,” a silent, surreal story of multiple women (Freida Pinto, Allison Williams, Kuoth Wiel) in parallel realities, had its premiere. The stars were all there. So were co-stars like John Krasinski and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The Hitchcock-inspired story centres around three glamorous women — played by Freida Pinto, Allison Williams, and newcomer Kuoth Wiel — who act out parallel stories, set in a dreamlike, black-and-white world. There's a creeping sense of threat as they navigate futuristic worlds. It also features Connie Britton, Sacha Baron Cohen, and John Krasinski, among others.
It's amazing that the fashion/short film used multiracial casts which are not usually seen in a classic 50's or futuristic world inspired projects. The dance sequence was choreographed by Mandy Moore.
Written and directed by David O. Russell
Produced by Anonymous Content and Hi Production!
Sacha Baron Cohen
Producer Ayelet Weinerman
Executive Producer Max Brun
Line Producer Shea Kammer
Director of Photography Darren Lew
Production Designer Maxwell Orgell
Editor Christopher Gay, ACE
Costume Styling Nancy Collini
Casting Directors Mary Vernieu and Lindsay Graham
Creative Consultant Michael Rock
Special Thanks to Verde Visconti
Associate Producer Sarena Cohen
Music Supervisors Susan Jacobs and Jacqyelyn Mulhearn
Choreography Mandy Moore