CW: DOUBLE FEATURE EXPLOITATIONS, LOW BUDGET SPECIAL EFFECTS, NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR CHILDREN
Colour Palette (feature in Beta): Default
[Intern Alias]: lo-fi
Participant Name: Nathalie Zola
[Pronouns]: she / her / hers
Lunacy Status: Infected
[How did you find us?]: Just lucky.
Appearance: BROWN EYES//BROWN HAIR//5'8"//130 LBS//SLIM//ONE EAR SMALLER THAN THE OTHER BY 1/2"// ONE MOLE, TOP OF LEFT FOOT//LOWER RIGHT SECOND MOLAR MISSING//SIZE 7 (US) FEET//ALL FACTS CERTIFIED HEREIN BY REPORTS & DOCUMENTATION COLLECTED FROM PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS, ONLINE VIDEOS, RECEIPTS, OTHER PERSONAL BELONGINGS & EFFECTS UP TO AND INCLUDING PARTICIPANT DIARY (SUBSEQUENTLY SHREDDED & INCINERATED), AND VERIFIED BY OFFICIAL PROJECT ORIENTATION EXAMINATION
*Language(s) known: French, English
*Highest Education Received : Masters
*Relations: No Information
Reputation: Investigation into Nathalie Zola indicates that she is generally regarded as a controversially atrocious director whose long career has been bolstered and unfortunately extended by pretension, pedigree, misplaced populism, pseudo-feminism, and ever-vitalizing outrage. She's been known in her home country for flashy, pulpy, softly pornographic and ham-fistedly “artistic” sci-fi/horror cinema, as well as vague and meaningless couéisms such as "all true and real art is hated," by which rubric she is a great success, having received criticism on several sides of several aisles throughout her pockmarked career. Liberated email threads from several producers associated with her projects reveal a personal fondness for her enthusiasm and affability person-to-person. Though friendliness has won her no battles with professional critics (who seem to be of the unified position that some things said some ways just aren't worth saying or doing after all), it may prove exceptionally useful in her new life with [REDACTED.]
A. Area of potential: CONFIDENCE:
What the participant lacks in translatable ability and/or talent, she more than makes up for in certainty, decisiveness, and positivity. In the personality portion of the initial participant assessment, she scored as four times more likely to move forward with her own decision than ask her teammates, superiors, experts, or doctors for help. Tyrannical qualities aside, the participant is shown to have a keen interest in the human spirit ("soul") and resolve ("gut"), and indicated a capability to assert herself above even professionals or authorities. Her preference for optimism, positive reinforcement, and group activities (team-building exercises, trust falls) may provide a helpful morale boost and/or drain.
B. Area of potential: EDUCATION:
Participant Zola's resume and website (deleted for smoothness of transition) indicate a prestigious education and upbringing among the "highest echelons of French culture." We here at the desk have determined such gaudy claims to mean very little, but do want to document an actual pattern of name-dropping/association with notable figures in art, cinema, and culture. Such networking and esoteric/obscure trivia will be mostly squandered here, but the participant does also possess some technical knowledge associated with a masters-level education in film-making, even if this knowledge has been historically not used well or innovatively.
C. Area of potential: SOCIABILITY:
A basic exploration of the participant's email, phone, and social media accounts displays a real enthusiasm for social interaction and an insistent sort of friendliness that has garnered a reasonable amount of goodwill from the industry. While potentially "cloying" (extracted from an email exchanged between [names withheld]), "Nana" Zola's extroversion seems to win out (alt: drown out) over her "air-headedness" (extracted from a text-message), drawing in a cult of industry-failure-insiders, other dreadful auteurs, and B-grade genre fans.
D. Known Risk Factor: TEST SCORES (cognitive, emotional, creative, essay portion):
Participant scored far lower on the cognitive portions of the assessment than was expected of her, given her distinction and scholarship. In an effort to curb the effect of nervousness and fear on participant test results, that portion was reapplied two more times with diminishing returns. Emotional testing too proved disappointing, with the participant unable to identify the correct emotion 64% of the time. The essay section was marginally more interesting but still left a lot to be desired. And while we acknowledge the difficulty of testing and quantifying something as subjective as art and creativity, 4 out of 5 interns remain unimpressed.
E. Known Risk Factor: SUSCEPTIBILITY:
Early contact with the subject made clear a real gullibility and naïveté that, while useful at the right place and time, could be potentially destructive. Her trust and interest in "geniuses" (which seem to be almost everyone she meets), could very easily lead to less-than-favorable manipulation. Malleability may, in some cases, lead to a change in rhetoric which, as it seems to have a way of getting out there and commanding the conversation, is also a troublesome notion.
F. Known Risk Factor: DIVERTING, DISTRACTING:
Participant showed real talent at commanding a conversation through brute tactics and volume. In the first set of social experiments, she easily bested the more intelligent and softer voices in the room. While we are delighted by the potential to insert, divert, and distract the populace, we are equally troubled by the inability to control outside forces upon this truly marvelous megaphone.
*Other: Character influences and inspirations: Hamlet 2, Catherine Breillat, Ed Wood, Annie Hall, and Jenna that sweet dumb girl from my high school.
*Text: Poetry is indispensable — if I only knew what for.
*Plot Page: http://tedison.space/index.php?showtopic=134
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*Mobo Style: Modern