Showcasing the best of female talent. Filmmakers and Screenwriters
Director Biography – Suzanne Racz (BAKED POTATO NIGHT)
Suzanne Racz is a filmmaker, director,actor, writer and amateur photographer from Dallas, Texas. She began acting in the Dallas Film community in 2013, and continues under the tutelage of Theresa Bell. Her exposure in front of and behind the camera has led to a passion for storytelling, specifically that which targets the commonalities in the human condition.
Baked Potato Night explores the strength and complexity of the sisterhood relationship as well as the undying mirage of true love for which we may risk those that mean the most to us. In addition, it seeks to challenge the notion that age dictates the absence of social life, drama, sexuality, and rivalry i.e. the absence of life.
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.