Director Biography – Jessica Graham (LISTEN)

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Listen is Jessica Graham’s directorial debut. After directing Listen, she went on to direct the comedy pilot, Group Ease with YouTube and Elizabeth Banks’ comedy company WhoHaha. Jessica acted in and produced the award winning short film Monkeys, as well as the murder mystery/horror feature Murder Made Easy, and the upcoming sci-fi feature, The Tangle. She is also an author, meditation teacher, and sex, relationship, and spiritual guide.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: February 2020 Female FEEDBACK Film Festival (Toronto)

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: STORMCHASERS
BEST DOC CHARACTERS: STORMCHASERS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: STORMCHASERS
BEST MUSIC: STORMCHASERS

Theme of night: Final Chapters

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterOLD HABITS, 7min., Australia, Drama/Family

festival posterBET THE DEMON WINS, 8min., Australia, Drama/Thriller

festival posterMY NAME WAS JANUARY, 25min., Canada, Documentary

festival posterREMOTE ACCESS, 20min,, Australia, Drama/Thriller

festival posterSTORMCHASER, 27min., USA, Drama

The 6th festival in Toronto in 2020.
26 more festival events in 2020.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Stormchaser Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 Female Toronto Film Festival

STORMCHASER, 27min., USA, Drama

Directed by Gretl Claggett

All Bonnie Blue ever wanted was to chase tornadoes with her Dad. But dreams die with time. Now, she’s become a different kind of storm chaser — hawking storm-doors “door-to-door” for her charismatic boss, Flip Smyth: a cult-like father figure to Bonnie and his tribe of young sales bucks. In the guise of “tough love,” Flip relishes publicly shaming Bonnie and his token minority assistant, Don Stuckey, her sole ally.

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My Name Was January Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 Female Toronto Film Festival

MY NAME WAS JANUARY, 25min., Canada, Documentary

Directed by Elina Gress & Lenee Son

When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.

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Remote Access Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 Female Toronto Film Festival

REMOTE ACCESS, 20min,, Australia, Drama/Thriller

Directed by Penelope Berkemeier

In the Blue Mountains of Australia, police must interview a broken couple to determine who is responsible for two brutal murders. Were they innocent bystanders of a domestic violence incident, or did something more sinister occur?

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Bet The Demon Wins Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 Female Toronto Film Festival

BET THE DEMON WINS, 8min., Australia, Drama/Thriller

Directed by Denise Hurley

A teenager struggles to fight off the demons that have come to haunt her following rejection by her gambling addicted father and betrayal by her sister.

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Old Habits Short Film, Audience FEEDBACK from Feb. 2020 Female Toronto Film Festival

 

OLD HABITS, 7min., Australia, Drama/Family

Directed by Mary Musolino

A beach-side change-room becomes a confessional for two sisters, who are forced to decide if they have the strength to endure their respective marriages or the courage to leave.

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