Shot on 35mm film, The Vain Illusionist, is a dark comedy retelling of the biblical story of Cain & Abel, set in the beauty pageant world. 


Produced by Javier Delgado, as his graduate thesis film for Columbia College Chicago. Railsback wrote and directed the narrative short film. 


The film is currently being submitted to festivals. If you're interested in seeing a password protected link, message Emily under the Bio -> Contact Tab above.


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