This 2-minute short film about finding your own route to freedom has had over seven hundred thousand views* on YouTube – watch it now to find out why!
‘Rapunzel – The Blonde Years’ shows how you can use your mind to creatively solve your problems in new and exciting ways. This short film has continued to screen at film festivals around the world since then.
Interestingly, in 2010, nearly two years after Rapunzel was made, the GHD hair straightening company made a TV commercial with a very similar theme. I wrote to GHD offering to pitch script ideas for their next ad campaign, but for some reason they never got back to me. I don’t mind, though – imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
Rapunzel was funded by the Irish Film Board in 2008 under the Virtual Cinema Scheme. I wrote the script, and took on the role of producer so that my good friend and social media guru Fiona Ashe could focus on adding her magic director’s touch to the project.
*707,983 YouTube views as at 1 September 2015