New Horror Comedy ASKING FOR A FRIEND
Makes Waves on Film Festival Circuit;
Producers Seeking Distribution Deal
– Short film is Switzerland-based Edelweiss Film Productions’ first project
– Edelweiss’s Victoria Lacoste and writer/director Kelsey Bollig join in “team
effort” to make ASKING FOR A FRIEND
LOS ANGELES – Switzerland and Los Angeles-based Edelweiss Film Productions
(https://www.edelweissfilmproductions.com/) is pleased to announce that its new horror/comedy
ASKING FOR A FRIEND is being greeted with excitement on the film festival circuit. The 25-minute
film was written and directed by Kelsey Bollig and produced by Edelweiss Film Productions. Victoria
Lacoste (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lacoste), head of Edelweiss Film Productions and executive
producer of ASKING FOR A FRIEND, also plays the major role of “Q” in the film. Others in the cast
include Jacqueline Bell as Blake, Clifton J. Adams as Kevin, Eugenia Kuzmina as Jessica, and Quinn
Knox as the police officer. Bollig plays the “Dead Body.”
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ASKING FOR A FRIEND springs from the premise: “What would you do if your best friend killed
someone?” Blake and Q are childhood best friends, roommates, and well – soulmates. After a long day
of trying to maintain her “#Girl Boss” status at work, Blake’s one-track mind is set on the nachos that
Q has promised to make for dinner. However, in addition to making nachos, Q has also unexpectedly
managed to kill someone in their apartment.
Through a series of graphic and hilarious situations, the girls tap into their inner serial killers and
decide to handle the body themselves. Their naiveté and inexperience lead to a weekend full of
accidental drugs, Saran Wrap, and a body that, for whatever reason, will not stop bleeding.
So hypothetically speaking – how do you get rid of a body? Asking for a friend.
ASKING FOR A FRIEND was selected to be shown at the LA Indie Fest, the LA Live Film Festival,
the Boobs and Blood International Film Festival, LA Crime and Horror Festival, the HollyShorts
Monthly Screenings at the Chinese Theatre, Dickens Horror Film Festival in Colorado, the AX Wound
International Film Festival, the Blood in the Snow Horror Film Festival in Toronto, and the NOLA
Horror Film Festival in New Orleans, where the film was nominated for Best Short, Best Makeup FX,
Best Female Filmmaker and Best Director. So far, Bollig has been awarded Best Director at the New
Orleans Horror film Festival and Best Horror Script at the Boobs and Blood International Film Festival
as well as the films FX Team HAMER FX has taken home Best FX Makeup at the Boobs and Blood
International Film Festival. The film is expected to bring home more awards as the festival circuit
Edelweiss Film Productions is also actively seeking a partner or partners for distribution of ASKING
FOR A FRIEND.
Bollig wrote the script for ASKING FOR A FRIEND “as a parody on my own attitude toward blood
and terror. We've all heard the saying, 'good friends bail you out of jail, best friends are in jail next to
you.’ But how would anyone deal if they had to actually put that kind of loyalty to practice?” she notes.
Bollig knew the script would be perfect for Lacoste’s production company Edelweiss Film Productions
– so she gave her old college friend a call.
“Kelsey called me and said, ‘I wrote this script about a female serial killer, and I think the role is
perfect for you,’” Lacoste recalled. “After reading it, I knew immediately that ASKING FOR A
FRIEND was the perfect debut film for my production company, Edelweiss Film Productions.”
“I wanted the story to be more cinematic than just two girls getting rid of a dead body,” Bollig noted. “I
wanted the film to play out like one giant chase scene, colorful, exciting, and, of course, filled with
massive amounts of blood.”
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Kelsey Bollig’s past explains her success in Hollywood to date. The dark prodigy spent the majority of
her childhood watching horror films and writing scripts, landing Bollig her first best screenplay award
at the tender age of 14, for her short feature, ‘Big Kids Play Manslaughter’ at the Hollywood Shriekfest
Horror Film Festival. She graduated from CU Boulder with a BFA in Film and was a finalist in the
Horizon Award Competition for her short film “Humans” before moving to LA to write and direct
ASKING FOR A FRIEND, which pre-screened to a sold-out crowd in Downtown Los Angeles.
At 25, Bollig is a fresh yet commanding face in the world of horror, a genre mostly dominated by men.
Bollig’s work can be described as enthusiastically yet complexly and intelligently dark. Or as one
journalist who attended the pre-screening of ASKING FOR A FRIEND offhandedly observed,
So, why is this Lacoste heiress covered in blood? Despite her eponymous last name, heiress Victoria
Lacoste, rebelled against her famous family heritage to pursue a career in acting. At the young age of
11, she toured across France and Switzerland in a series of professional musicals before becoming the
first foreigner in history to be admitted to the BFA Theater program at the University of Colorado
Boulder, receiving two prestigious Irene Nominations for her performances.
ASKING FOR A FRIEND is the debut production of Edelweiss Film Productions. It’s head of
Executive Producer: Victoria Lacoste
Director/Writer: Kelsey Bollig
Creative Producer: Tienlyn Jacoson
Production Designer: Jade Spiers
Editor: Tyler Pharo
Score: Nikko DeTranquilli
Sound Mixer: Jessie Marek
Director of Photography: Luke Hanlein
Recording Mixer: Anarchy Post, Alex Weiss
Colorist: Arianna Shining Star Pane
Line producer/2 nd Assistant Director: Cemile Seren Turam.
About Edelweiss Film Productions
Edelweiss Film Productions is the 1-year old brainchild of Lacoste, who is also an actress. She is the
granddaughter of Rene “The Alligator” Lacoste, renowned French world tennis champion and founder
of the Lacoste clothing brand. The name pays homage to Lacoste’s upbringing in Switzerland.
“(Edelweiss) is one of the very few flowers that thrives at high altitudes and that can actually grow in
the snow,” Lacoste explains. “I connect to the flower in that way and wanted to a title that signified that
type of strength and uniqueness.”
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The creation of Edelweiss Film Productions was inspired by “the urge to be a part of stories that I
could relate to and feel excited by,” Lacoste explains. “When Kelsey came to me with ASKING FOR
A FRIEND, it sparked me into going ahead into the world of production, which was uncharted
territory for me at that point. Throughout the process, I fell in love with the collaborative nature of
filmmaking, as well as the combination of different perspectives that contribute to the creation of a
work of art.”
Edelweiss Film Productions’ next project, La Méthode, will be shot in Paris this coming November
and stars Victoria Lacoste, Jacqueline Bell, and Gossip Girl’s Roby Schinasi.
Social Media for AFAF:
INSTA: @Asking For A Friend
Kelsey Insta: @dreamsdefylogic
Victoria Insta: @victorialacoste
Edelweiss Film Productions Insta: @Edelweissfilmproductions
AFAF IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9702644/?ref_=nm_knf_i1
MEDIA KIT with full story, photos, cast & crew see this link:
MOVIE TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/329728710
FULL MOVIE: To view full movie ASKING FOR A FRIEND online see film’s contacts below