The Red Sneaks

Institute History

  • 1992 June Screenwriters Lab


THE RED SNEAKS is a movie with music inspired by the film The Red Shoes. It tells the story of Lisa, a girl from a small poor urban neighborhood who wants nothing more than to break away and become a great dancer. Although her mother, her adored little sister, and her magically musical boyfriend wisely tell her to develop the skill to match her passion, she won't listen.

A fancy, comical, demonic manager-choreographer offers Lisa a pair of sequined, red, high-top sneakers and the fast lane to a future of glamour and success. She can't resist. Lisa leaves home with Nameless and ends up in the Big City under the thumb of this unpredictable, powerful mentor.

Her boyfriend, T.J., an adopted father to a household of boys, tries unsuccessfully to bring her back. Coached by his sons and a variety of odd, other-worldly strangers, he tries again to challenge his nemesis. As Lisa becomes more disillusioned with her choice, she discovers that only love and commitment to life can conquer the Devil. Finally, she and her boyfriend triumph together.

Once they embrace their passion for life, Lisa returns home inspired to begin again. Her choreography bursts with originality. She has learned to reject easy answers and concentrates on hard work and a man who loves and supports her.


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