Director Biography – Chloe Mondesir (JACKS)

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This story was written and directed by Chloe Mondesir who hails from the great state of Texas and is currently living in Los Angeles, CA who is a Public Figure pursuing a career as an, Actress, Writer/Producer/Director. She brings a personal touch with her inaugural film project inspired by one of her grandmother’s struggles growing up in rural Texas after the Great Depression. This short film expresses her desire to explore real stories that her audience can relate to, learn from, and be entertained.

Director Statement

JACKS came to mind when my 73 year old grandmother, Sonia shared a story about her childhood. At around the age of 9, she was struggling to stand her ground with a neighborhood bully, so she went to her mom for guidance, but things didn’t quite go as she expected.

As a mother, I instantly put myself in my great grandmother’s shoes and imagined how I would have handled a similar situation. This script was developed with the belief that both the joys and struggles of childhood and motherhood are universal and transcend cultures, religion, geographic location, and even time. It is important to me that the audience notices that this is a period piece from the very first scene, so it was crucial for me to work with each department closely to create a feeling of 1950’s nostalgia.

The details within the story, of fear, pure joy, internal conflict, and the humor; gives ‘JACKS’ an authenticity that every parent and child can relate to. Being able to tell relatable stories through film is a great joy and I hope audiences find this lacing of elements and tonal shifts satisfying.

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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