Project Description




BLOOD RUNS DOWN  Zandashe Brown • USA• 2018 • Horror, Thriller

It’s the night before Ana’s fifth birthday and Elize wants to make sure all is in order to give her daughter the best celebration yet. Invitations have been sent, food has been prepared, and Ana’s last braid is finally secured, meaning it’s time to rest before the big day. Consistently weary from the never-ending job of single motherhood with no outlets for her own care, Elize searches for a place for her own peace and vulnerability. But for women like her, vulnerability comes with a price.

When Elize undergoes a frightening transition, Ana must decide between saving her or protecting herself in this haunting account of inheritance, daughterhood, and demons.

Zandashé Brown

Zandashé Brown is a storyteller hailing from and inspired by southern Louisiana. She received her bachelors of arts from Louisiana State University in liberal arts, concentrating on film & media arts, history, race relations, & other sociopolitical topics. Compelled by horror, science fiction, and identity, brown’s work pays homage to afro-futurist literature such as the work of Octavia Butler, the study of people and the interpretation of their fears, and her own experience as an unconventional young black woman creative.

Her first short film, THE CONJURE WOMAN, premiered at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival a year after brown attended as a mentee for the 2015 Emerging Voices Program. Many themes in her recent narrative work continue to focus on black womanhood, fear, and spirituality within the African diaspora.

Her 2016 short documentary OFF THE SIDEWALKS, INTO THE STREETS was selected as a part of NOVAC’s “Better Baton Rouge” series which covered the death of Alton Sterling, several police shootings, and the city’s historic flood. it was the recipient of the “BetteR microgrant” as well as Artless Media’s magnifying glass grant.

Currently, Brown is directing BLOOD RUNS DOWN, a short horror narrative selected as one of five projects for the New Orleans Tricentennial Story Incubator by NOVAC, the New Orleans Film Society, #CreateLouisiana, Kickstarter, and Film New Orleans. The initiative provided a matching grant of $5,000 after the film reached its successful Kickstarter goal. BLOOD RUNS DOWN is currently in post-production and set to premiere April 2018.