Director’s BIO: Holly Voges

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

Holly voges director photo

Holly worked as a programmer and liaison for various film festivals around the country including: True/False, Sundance, Tribeca and Rooftop. Prior to this she experimented with stop- motion animation and collaborated with VR artist, Oscar Raby, on a short documentary. In 2016 Holly, along with her creative partners, purchased the rights to the novel “The Changeling”, by Joy Williams. FELL is an adapted excerpt from the novel and her directorial debut. Originally from Missouri, Holly currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Director Statement

FELL is based on one paragraph within Joy Williams’ novel “The Changeling” but to me, this small paragraph carries great weight. A woman discovers the pups her dog has birthed posses incomprehensible powers; they can change from animal to human form. Preferring the children over the dogs, she does what she believes will make it impossible for them to change to back to their animal-selves. Only later, when it is too late, does she begin to understand the tenuous grasp she had over their magic. My intention in creating FELL is to illustrate and speak to the prevailing illusion throughout human consciousness that the natural world exists for our interests alone. Like the fables of the past, this cautionary tale aims to entertain while illuminating aspects of the self and society that require reflection.

 

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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