Curl Up & Dye is an animated sketch comedy written, directed, and produced by Layla Soileau. This animated short introduces the characters and story and leaves us with a cliffhanger to inspire its continuation as a series.
Story & Characters
A 14-year-old girl uses her supernatural hair to save her best friend from an evil hairdresser and magic compact mirror.
Yettie has superpowers, but she’s also awkward and clumsy and her supernatural hair trips her up.
Beatrice is Yettie’s best friend. She’s clueless and naive -- an easy target.
Queenie's goal in life is to ruin everyone's hair so that she remains as the fairest of them all.
To his dismay, MirrorDeath lives in Queenie's excessive cleavage and only comes out to do her evil bidding.
Khadijah Hall is an Atlanta-based actor, writer, and director, with experience ranging from film to experimental theater. Khadijah earned a BA in American Studies with a concentration in Institutions and Power. After being trained as a Theater of the Oppressed facilitator and actor, she has focused on utilizing collective creativity to critique, build, and inspire communities. Recently, she joined the writing team for Black Currant Productions, an Atlanta-based production group. Khadijah is currently studying at Highwire Comedy Company, Pinch N Ouch Theatre, and Alliance Theater.
Lindsey received a BA in theatre from Auburn University in 2014. She has since studied improv and sketch with Chicago’s Second City and Atlanta’s Highwire Comedy Company. Lindsey is currently a member of Highwire Comedy Company’s improv house team, Rocky, a writer and performer with Good Evening, Tonight, and has been featured in several filmed comedic shorts including Outta Town’s Freebies, WillandAlex’s Divine Puberty, and Highwire Comedy Co.’s Hot Yoga.
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Based in Atlanta, Georgia, all Andrea Laing ever wanted to do was to be in the lights. Whether it is posing metaphysical questions about desire and ‘what ifs’, re-enacting a cold case murder, navigating through relationship breakdowns or presenting for reality TV, travelogues, and awards shows, she enjoys showing off an abundance of incredible material and iconic hotspots in her hometown, and the exciting dimension of travel.
Chris is Atlanta-born and raised and employed. His opinion on this matter changes regularly. He is expressively intergenic and currently looking for the social setting that this trait belongs to. He enjoys a veritable rainbow of oddities including sunken warships, high top shoes, drifting, suspenders, Medieval fantasy and making jokes that no one hears. He enjoys spending time with the same beautiful lady on a regular basis and attempts to repeat this action regularly.
Writer, Director, Producer
Layla Soileau is the founder of Curious Little Films, an independent film studio dedicated to making short films and series. Layla earned a BA in English from Louisiana State University with a concentration in Writing and Culture. After studying sketch comedy writing at Highwire Comedy Company in Atlanta, GA, she was inspired to bring her stories to life.
Character Designer and Storyboard Artist
With a career in animation and illustration spanning nearly twenty years, Tom Davis joined Curious Little Films as Character Designer and Storyboard Artist for Curl Up And Dye. An Animation Mentor grad, Tom lives and works in Brookville, Ohio. A true team player, Tom’s design and animation work has contributed to many award-winning projects. Curious Little Films is happy to have Tom aboard, and we look forward to working with Tom on many exciting projects in the future. See more of Tom’s work at tomdavisart.com.
Juan Baez is a freelance Sound Designer/Mixer who has worked on films, shows, 360 content, and promos for a variety of clients. In the day he provides much needed audio to your incredible visuals, and at night he’s the vocalist for the metal band Undead Viking Mafia. Check out Juan's sound design work at http://www.juanbaez.com/.
Aaron Gillette is a freelance Film and Video Editor based in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys eating tacos every day while watching Rick and Morty. Aaron studied sketch comedy writing At Highwire Comedy Co.
Meredith Mae Roberts
Theme Song Composer
Unassuming copywriter by day, bombastic comedy performer by night, Meredith "Scary Merrie" Roberts never passes up an opportunity to sink her teeth into new creative endeavors. Whether it's acting, singing, playing keys, drawing or painting, she is a veritable Jill-of-all-trades--if by "Jill" you mean "Mer" and by "trades" you mean "mediocre artistic talents."