October 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterTWO, 1min, USA, Fashion/Experimental
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festival posterD’ARLINE, 22min, USA, Drama/Biography
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festival posterLIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
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ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – BLACK WIDOW: FUGITIVE
October 2017 Reading
by Brooke Elowe
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – DEFYING THE TIDE
October 2017 Reading
by Anna Bamberger

ACTORROMANCE SHORT Screenplay – LULU
October 2017 Reading
by Tracey Lion Cachet
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE RECEIPT
October 2017 Reading
by Hazel Allan

ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – VAMPIRE ACADEMY
October 2017 Reading
by Melissa Birks
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – BRENDA IN DHARMALAND
October 2017 Reading
by Anne M. Robinson

ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – CURIOUS BUDDIES
October 2017 Reading
by Janet Caulfield
ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay – VINDICATION
October 2017 Reading
by Louetta Jensen

ACTORNOVEL Reading – KILER CONVERSATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Parker McKean
ACTORNOVEL Reading – PRIESTESS OF THE FOREST: A DRUID JOURNEY
October 2017 Reading
by Ellen Evert Hopman

ACTORNOVEL Reading – SNAYGILL: SLITHERY TEMPTATIONS
October 2017 Reading
by Michelle B. Assor

Get to know the short film: THE BENEFACTION, 27min, USA, Drama

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

PostertupeloProtagonist Rishi, a young Indian taxi driver struggles to make his payments on his sole means of livelihood, his taxi. While under the threat of repossession, he finds his daughter falling prey to an unknown illness that could take her life. When his taxi is repossessed and his wife is ready to leave him, he must make choices that will affect his future, and the life of his daughter.

Project Links
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    4K Red
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: FIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy

 

Fwp poster4 merged smallA loving mother goes to a job interview in her daughter’s place.

  • Tia Ayers
    Director
    Shannon Ayers Swanson
  • Director
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: BETWEEN SECONDS, 20min, USA, Romance/Music

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Bs laurels 4“Between Seconds” is the story of two musicians who have grown out of sync with their music and ultimately themselves. Adrian, a classically trained pianist, loses the ability to play in sync with his music when thoughts of his ex-girlfriend flood his mind. Alicia, a struggling opera singer, loses her ability to sing in sync when she realizes she can’t really grasp her dreams. Both the musicians discover mysterious red envelopes which lead them inside of their clocks and into a surreal clock world. Here they must figure out how to synchronize themselves or they risk never being able to play their music again.

  • Nora Jaenicke
    Director
  • Nora Jaenicke
    Writer
  • Nora Jaenicke
    Producer
  • Douglas Emerson
    Producer
  • Jenny Joslin
    Key Cast
  • Aurora Heimbach
    Key Cast
  • Nora Jaenicke
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color

Get to know the short film: HEDDA NEEDS HELP, 14min, USA, Comedy

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Hedda needs help poster

Hedda Needs Help tells the tale of Hedda, an aspiring poet and undying optimist, tasked with watching the most prized possession of Manhattan’s acclaimed poet, Albert Stein: his dog. But when Hedda accidentally kills her big break we find that no one fails quite like Hedda, as she carries the weight of her problems around Manhattan in this all too real comedy gone awry.

  • Lisa Baron
    Director
    Malin Barr
  • Writer
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Director’s BIO: Lisa Baron (HEDDA NEEDS HELP)

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

Lisa

Lisa Baron pursued film in NYC after receiving a Masters Degree focusing on Spanish Cinema and has since made her directing debut in 2016, directing a Pilot, Guccies and her first comedic short film, Hedda Needs Help co-written with Malin Barr. Lisa started as a comedic actress and improviser, studying at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop and Upright Citizens Brigade. After focusing on sketch comedy for 4 years, Lisa wanted to pursue more structured narratives that still have traditional sketch-comedy back-bones, which we find in Hedda Needs Help. She also works in Admissions for a prestigious performing arts conservatory based in Manhattan and Los Angeles.

Director Statement

Hedda Needs Help focuses on Hedda, an aspiring poet in New York City that has an opportunity to get her foot in the door with a well-known poet and publisher, Mr. Albert Stein. With this short film, we wanted to create a protagonist that shows the sense of naivety and child-like optimism in many young artists when moving to the Big Apple. As she literally kills her one chance to impress Albert Stein, we watch her go through the film without any real consequences, trying to embody stereotypes placed on women, and failing time and time again.

Similar to the film industry that co-writer, Malin Barr and myself, find ourselves constantly, Hedda is a character in the center of a male-dominated world. “Fake it until you make it” has a whole new meaning in this film, while Hedda tries to fit into female archetypes that never work for her.

It was incredibly important for us to maintain strong sketch comedy style throughout the short film format, which can often have abstract narratives and dialogue. Therefore, in addition to the amazing improvisor, co-writer and actor, Malin Barr, we casted our film with hilarious comedic actors such as Nick Fondulis (30 Rock), David Gibson (Quantico) and comedian, Saurin Choksi (FuseTV). We hope this film can reflect underlying themes about young ambition and female sexuality in a light-hearted and quirky way.

Get to know the short film: FELL, 5min, USA, Drama/Supernatural,

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

A cautionary tale about man’s possessive relationship with nature, as told by two children over a campfire.

  • Holly Voges
    Director
  • Holly Voges, Lisa Joyce
    Writer
  • Donna DeStefano, Lisa Joyce, Holly Voges
    Producer
  • Lisa Joyce
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color