*Online Premiere* Logline: A cult member’s sense of reality falls apart as her need for human connection overpowers her role as mother to the next saint. Our take: With “Period.,” director Kira Bursky presents a handmade spectacle about false prophecy and gender oppression. Filled with surreal visuals — a mix of extensive production design and VFX — the film is a strikingly unique vision, full of ambition and mystery. Chimere is the mother of Selena, who is celebrating her 13th birthday under high surveillance of a prophet who controls every aspect of their lives. When Selena gets her first period, everything changes. The all white room turns all red, and the next stage begins. Meanwhile, Chimere reckons with her own past, having been taken away on her own 13th birthday and signing away her life, forced to have and raise the prophet’s child. Bursky stuffs a lot ideas and questions into her mini-epic fantasy, and it’s bold and inventive with every frame. [Watch on YouTube above; Vimeo here]. (17 minutes). Written, Directed and Edited by Kira Bursky. Starring Elizabeth Austin, Lindsey Whitus, Dan Crisafulli, and Will Burton-Edwards. Cinematography by Brad Hoover. Sound Design and Music Composed by Robert Gowan. First Assistant Director: Nathaniel Glass. Art Directors: Madeleine Richardson and Keeley Turner.