Based on a true story, Rag Doll is an edgy, thought-provoking drama about a woman married to a gay man.
Rag Doll was the first official project of Mission Ranch Films. It was completed in April 2015 and went on to become an Official Selection at seven festivals, winning Audience Choice for Best Short Film, and the Best International Short Film Director Award at the Louisiana International Film Festival in May 2015.
Watch The Award Winning Film Below
Because of the controversial nature of this film, Director Zena Dell Lowe gave a lecture in defense of Rag Doll. Both the film and the lecture can be seen below.
In Defense Of Rag Doll
Meet The Crew
For the last six years, Zach has worked as a filmmaker at Helio Collective. He spent several years as an animator before becoming art director, and for the last year three years, he has been fulfilling the demanding role of Creative Director. Zach has extensive experience in every aspect of production, from assembling a crew to budgeting, shooting, editing, and marketing the final product. He was the driving force behind Rag Doll and ensured not only an excellent film but one that came in on budget. You can learn more about Zach by visiting www.wearehelio.com/
Logan is an incredibly talented and well-respected director of photography who’s worked for a variety of production companies in and around Montana. He specializes in commercial, narrative, and special effects cinematography, and has a passion for telling stories visually. Watch Logan’s reel at www.logantriplett.com
Zena Dell Lowe
Zena literally sat down and wrote the script for Rag Doll in a single morning. The story was close to her heart since it was inspired by real-life experiences. To find out more about Zena’s passion to create Rag Doll, CLICK HERE to read her director’s statement.
Rag Doll has opened up a number of opportunities for Zena to speak to other women in similar situations, offering experience, strength, and hope that only comes from first-hand knowledge. Contact Zena to arrange for her to speak at an upcoming conference or private event.
Meet The Cast
Blayne Weaver, of Bossier City, Louisiana, began his acting career in high school with the film The Flood: Who Will Save Our Children? (1993), an NBC movie of the week. His first major TV movie was The Good Old Boys (1995) with Tommy Lee Jones. He has since done guest spots on ER (1994), JAG (1995), Chicago Hope (1994), NCIS (2003) and did the voice of Peter Pan in Disney’s animated film Peter Pan II: Return to Neverland (2002). He co-wrote and acted in the IFC feature film Manic (2001) (starring Don Cheadle), which premiered at the Sundance film festival. In 2004 he formed Secret Identity Productions with childhood friend Brandon Barrera. Their first film, Losing Lois Lane (2004), a short about a depressed Superman, was Weaver’s directorial debut. Secret Identity then produced Outside Sales (2006), its first feature, which Weaver wrote and directed. He went on to write and direct S.I.P’s next feature Weather Girl (2009). Next, he starred in the thriller Favor (2013) then directed and starred in 6 Month Rule (2011). Next up Weaver will direct Santa Girl (2018)
Zena Dell Lowe
Zena had originally planned to cast someone else to play the role of the woman in Rag Doll, but since this story was so quintessentially her own, she felt it was imperative that she play the role herself. This proved to be challenging since she was also the film’s Director, but in the end, the gamble paid off. In addition to her role in
John is an incredibly talented and versatile film, television and stage actor who’s worked on various productions in and around Montana for over 40 years. For 32 of those years, he was a co-founding member and the Artistic Director of the Vigilante Players, a highly acclaimed touring troupe who brought original, professional theatre to rural audiences throughout the Northwest Region. As a Veteran stage actor, John can play just about anything, from the most over-the-top, farcical characters, to the most dramatic. Some of his recent credits include Landon Mars in Jimmie & Pete at the Ellen Theatre, Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady at Intermountain Opera, and Richard Hannay in 39 Steps, also at the Ellen Theatre. Most recently, John had the privilege of playing Willie Lohman in the Montana Shakespeare’s production of Death Of A Salesman. His performance was lauded as the best of his career.