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"Out of State - A Gothic Romance" a new film by Victoria Bugbee stars Caroline Winterson and James Nester
"Out of State - A Gothic Romance" is a new film by Victoria Bugbee.  It stars Avery Ryder Turner and Sarah Moliski

Victoria Bugbee is an multimedia artist who moves freely between filmmaking, writing, producing and directing for stage and creative design.  She has written, produced and directed numerous theatrical and on-site performance works in Atlanta and New York.

Her current project is bringing her first independent feature "Out of State - A Gothic Romance" to screen. 

Logline: Elsa, 18, is a high school senior when she is sent to live with her strange step-relatives,  Aunt Marcia and her 20-something sons, Tab and Emery Garth.Tab is a gifted musician and Marcia's favorite. Emery is the Cinderella of the family and supports them by refurbishing antiques. They are both quirky shut-ins who fall madly in love with Elsa.  The dramatic comedy is My Cousin Rachel meets The Royal Tennenbaums.

Bugbee wrote the screenplay with her distant cousin, the late Charles Bugbee.

 Principal Photography was shot  - 100 scenes in 21 days at Bugbee's Victorian home and garden in Hastings on Hudson, NY.  Ilya Shnitser was Director of Photography and Bugbee's Producer is Cherie Fortis.  The feature is set in a small town in Pennsylvania and the time period is 1990's.  It stars Sarah Moliski, Caroline Winterson, James Nester, Avery Ryder Turner, Tess Warren, Lynne Goldberg, Matthew Brueckner, Peter Bugbee, and Dave Scheffler.

Kim Millie is currently editing the film with help from assistant editor Matthew Brueckner. We are hoping to have a rough cut by end of summer.


Creative Time  and Lincoln Center Out Doors commission to write and producer

 "A Surreal Soap Opera - Toxic Waste Meets Resortland." 
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Playwrighting to expand a one act play.
 "Life and Death With Business In Between."

Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City of Atlanta - 3 Artist Initiated Grants to write and produce 
 "The Atlanta Trilogy - 3 One Acts.  "Murder," "The Vacation" and "Boxer Shorts"

New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship to promote a new play worldwide
 "The Gas Station Project" 

RiverArts and Arts Westchester Staged Reading of "The Gas Station Project"

Bugbee has worked with Bill Marpet and Andy Biskin at B Productions of New York producing commercials, video walls, trend reports, TV segments, and image pieces for the fashion and beauty industries.  With George Warren she designed the CGI trailer for David Cronenberg's movie "Videodrome," at Digital Effects. She worked with cel animator Doros Evangelides, National Video Center and at George Parker Productions


Her feature articles on film and video have appeared  Backstage, Millimeter, Computer Pictures, Videography and Sequence. Her article for American Cinematorgrapher about the making of Jim Jarmusch's "Stranger Than Paradise" is considered the definitive article


Trained as a visual artist her one woman show of mural size pastels was dubbed "KABOOM" by the New York Times.  The traveling exhibition explores Chinatown USA and its incredible tradition of fireworks. 

Bugbee has designed sets for her on-site performance work and theatrical productions.  She also designed sets for B Productions for clients that included COTY and STARZ.

Alyson Pou as Death in "Life and Death With Business In Between" photo Michael Reade
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