Red Luck


Synopsis: Anonymous Notes, a jump rope, tin foil, a baseball bat, and a drill are just some of the dangerous objects waiting to be discovered in Red Luck, a surreal psychosexual thriller focusing on a group of individuals and the violence that transpires when their paths cross.

"'s one hell of a deranged, lyrical, mind-melting experience."
- The Ohio Science Fiction and Horror Marathons

“If anything represents the experimental spirit of Slamdance, it’s this tin-foiled caper – an original and striking film full of layered and unexpected images. The film manages to offer a million different narrative paths – from dark and funny to weird and sparkly. A perfect example of a singular experimental work that is easy to watch again and again.”
- Slamdance Jury Statement

"...gorgeous and disturbing..."
- Underground Film Journal.

Official Selection of the Slamdance Film Festival.

Best Experimental Short, Slamdance Film Festival
Best Looking Film, Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Expanded Cinema Award, Hollywood Underground Film Festival.
Second Prize, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival.
Honorable Mention, Athens International Film + Video Festival.

Selected Press:
"2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Selected Short Film Reviews", Mike Everleth. Underground Film Journal.
"Q&A: 'Red Luck' filmmaker Mike Olenick", Columbus Alive.


25 mins and 52 seconds, 2014.