Showcasing the best of female talent. Filmmakers and Screenwriters
Short Film: PIT STOP, 8min., USA, Drama/Comedy
After a bad second date, Emma and Chad’s argument is interrupted by a loud bang. Chad gets out to confirm they have a flat tire, but Emma’s offer to help is quickly shot down. Unfortunately for both of them, it rapidly becomes obvious that Chad has no clue how to change a tire…And no intention of asking for help. Emma, though impatient, follows his lead until a scare reminds her that complacency could get her hurt. It’s time to own the moment!!
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Director Biography – Erin Egan
As far as I was concerned, my path in film & TV was going to be about financially managing each project until a moment when I stepped out of my lane to help an actress become comfortable on set. This chance conversation shown a light on my idea of myself. Giving me permission to start imagining different. And became the catalyst to see myself as a storyteller and director. This transformation has me looking at the world and every story from a new perspective.
My entire production management career had always been about helping someone else achieve their creative dreams. With PIT STOP, I have finally applied these hard won skills to my own passion project. And the satisfaction of knowing everything was set up exactly how it should be…PRICELESS.
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.