The Viper's Hex



Run time: 01:30:32

Director: Addison Heath, Jasmine Jakupi

Film Synopsis

Kiyo, a lonely and cursed hostess spends her days propositioning men on the cold streets of Tokyo under the watchful eye of her violent pimp Tetsuya. One day her luck seems to change when she meets a charming foreigner named Anchin and a romance blossoms, however this is short lived as Anchin flees Tokyo leaving Kiyo heartbroken and her world begins to fall apart. In her desperation for answers, she turns to a vengeful spirit she has known since birth, leading her on a bloody path to revenge.

Director Statement

We thank you for taking the time to view our film "The Viper's Hex" and hope you will considerate it for your festival. This was a dream project for us and our entire crew. We have been making films since 2012, typically with micro-budgets, and the entire time we dreamt of finally making a film in Japan.
In January 2017 we embarked with a half Australian, half Japanese crew and shot the film around Tokyo and Nagano. Joined by an incredibly talented cast, we were able to make our dream project come true. We wanted to craft a film that would have a clear feminist message as well as being a strong piece of genre cinema.. We believe we have achieved this and hope you agree.

The Viper's Hex is our most personal project.