Short Film: THE COULDA BEEN AN EMAIL, 13min., USA, Comedy

Directed by Maya Table
This Coulda Been An Email is a 5-part comedy web series about two HR secretaries doing everything but their jobs. Hilarity ensues when they’re forced to put together a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative for the office.

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Director Biography – Maya Table

An incredibly skilled director, former editor and producer, Maya Table is a 2021 Adweek, Creative 100: Visionary Director and a 2021 Adobe Mentor. Directing credits include commercials and digital content for Google, SELF magazine, Lululemon, SoundCloud, PBS and Head & Shoulders. In 2018, she wrote and directed her first short documentary, “Reclaiming Nappy” which was featured on Facebook Watch and at Facebook’s 2019 Sundance Festival panel. Her next and first comedic short, “Dating App”, was featured by Issa Rae and FoxSoul.

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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