Director Biography – Brianna Celestina (MR. SEEK)

Brianna Celestina is a 25 year-old filmmaker whose work focuses on telling the stories of those typically untold. From her documentary work to her fiction shorts, she explores the world of the mundane through the cinematic lens; bringing to light that something that might seem ordinary, can have an extraordinary breath.

Director Statement

Mr. Seek is such an important film to me personally. I wanted to explore the relationship of the father and son under strained circumstances, where cognitive soundness and circumstantial place is represented. These circumstances are then even further tested when the typical father and son dynamic is inverted as the sun goes down. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an inspiration for the short, bringing into the world another added layer for the two to work through. In the end, I wanted to ask the question: How far does the love of one’s father go?

This film was shot in one day, at one location, with no budget.

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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