Caribbean born, Brooklyn based filmmaker Blair Water's debut narrative Princess Rita navigates the dreams and hopes of isolated civilians and the search for love across technology. In a darkly comic tale, our lonely lead falls into a dating scam in a desperate attempt to escape the banality of his life. Water convinced Mallory Rice to make a screenplay out of their original short story and so Princess Rita was born.
Waters 'I wanted to create a world that feels something like a magical depression, and explore the vague line between reality and fantasy. It’s about a scam, but more about what lies at the heart of all successful scams and cults: the promise of a better life, and the fulfillment of basic human desires like love and acceptance.'
Princess Rita was filmed on Marco Island, Florida, predominantly at The Boathouse Motel.