FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From director Lisa Baron & Writer/Actor Malin Barr (HEDDA NEEDS HELP)

It was really great to receive feedback, especially since people seemed to enjoy the film! Of course, that feels good. It was also really rewarding to hear that the audience liked Hedda and was on her side though her motives and actions, because our biggest note in our first draft was creating a more likeable character, given the dark nature of our plot. After hearing the feedback, it feels like we accomplished that goal!

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May 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

festival poster(A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION, 6min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi

festival posterTHE FINAL SHOW, 9min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterTHE FINAL SHOW, 9min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterTHE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPROJECT 1948, 13min., Bosnia, Documentary

festival posterMOTHERS & METHADONE, 11min, Canada, Documentary

festival posterTHE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy

festival posterTHE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi

ACTORFOR A GOOD LIFE – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Natalia Maslin

ACTORMY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER – 1st Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Joanna Perry Folino
ACTORTIME SLIP – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Meredith Hill

ACTORDELIVER ME PIZZARIE – Best TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Anne Luong
ACTORTHE THINGS WE MISS – LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bonnie Brookby

ACTORTHE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS – FAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Elisa Herrman
ACTORTHE PAPER PRINCESS – ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Barnes

ACTORBURSTING FOR A BREAK – 1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kelly Lamphaer Dash
ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTORTHE SEEKER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski
ACTORSANCTUARY CITY – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Annis

ACTORA SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Margaret Dane
ACTORTHE SKY BELOW – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stacey Derasmo

ACTORUNFINISHED BUSINESS – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Deborah Klika
ACTORDESTINY’S VESSEL – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Susanne Lutas

ACTORWAVERLY RIDING – FEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Carla Miles
ACTORMAGIC MAN – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Norma Hickox

ACTORSIDEKICKS – NOVEL Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Linda Palmer
ACTORTHE SECOND CHANCE GARDENER – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Sharon Gunason Pottinger

ACTORWHO’S AT THE DOOR – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Barr
ACTORAVALEIGH’S AMAZING ADVENTURES – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Rita Cragwall

ACTORPOSTMORDERNISTIC LOVE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Matshine

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Female Film Festival: Thursday July 5th at 7pm – Los Angeles

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

UNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Jia Li (April)

A girl is working late in her bedroom. All of a sudden, she hears a strange sound comes under her bed. She decides to crawl under the bed and finds out what is underneath.

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PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video 
Directed by Melanie Faye

A music video about puppets that come to life on a shelf. One tries to escape while the others try to hold her back. About being trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship.

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ESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama
Directed by Robyn Killian

On the verge of relapsing on heroin, after hearing his best friend died from an overdose, Devin Walters, a recovering addict struggles to find meaning in his life. He receives and unexpected visit that changes everything.

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BREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime
Directed by Anaiis Cisco

‘Breathless’ is the story of Larry, a middle aged Black man, whose trip to the bodega for coffee and cigarettes leads to his unwarranted death.

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THE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance
Directed by Eshaana Sheth

A young British man and American woman navigate misunderstandings on a first date that takes a bizarre turn.

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HIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama
Directed by Nahyeon Lee

As Iris begins to learn the sport of boxing, time and space blend as she recollects the sensations of a party gone awry and confronts her demons once again.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Short Film: UNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

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A girl is working late in her bedroom. All of a sudden, she hears a strange sound comes under her bed. She decides to crawl under the bed and finds out what is underneath.

  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Canon
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Melanie Faye (PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS)

Director Biography – Melanie Faye

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I used to sit and imagine music videos with costumes and choreography and heart breaking stories in my head all day while listening to music as a kid. Then in highschool I was to be into acting so I got a taste of being on set. That introduced me to an exciting fast paced world that I instantly fell in love with! I love directing and finding new talent in actors and most of all exploring what is possible with film because it is such a limitless art medium. I hope to fuse my music and filmmaking together more often in the future. I graduated from Capilano University last May with a Bachelor in Motion Picture Arts.

Director Statement

 

With this film, I was trying to make a metaphor for being held emotionally hostage. The harder someone tries to hold on to you and keep you from being free the quicker they’re going to lose you. Outside the shelf is the unknown and there is fear of the unknown but there is also a hope for something better.

Short Film: PUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

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A music video about puppets that come to life on a shelf. One tries to escape while the others try to hold her back. About being trapped in an emotionally abusive relationship.

Project Links
  •  Website
  •  Twitter
  • Film Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,054 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, ARRI ALEXA
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color

Director BIO: Robyn Killian (ESKIMO)

Director Biography – Robyn Killian

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Born in North Carolina, Robyn Killian moved to Los Angeles in 1989.

Her first career in L.A. was in the entertainment industry. She developed and associate produced a television show that was shot in Tahiti. The show, which featured Pamela Anderson as the host, aired on the USA Network. She also appeared on the cover of a national magazine. She acted in feature films, one of which she co-stared with Will Smith. She guest starred on many television shows and commercials, and traveled the word hosting and starring in sports and swimwear shows. “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra” highlighted some of her accomplishments. Many of which were dangerous and exciting, such as scuba diving with sharks, skydiving, and doing aerial acrobatics in a bi-plane over Hawaii.

She has also had a very successful painting and photography career. Her unique multi-layered paintings have attracted the attention celebrities and of important art collectors worldwide.

In Fall 2016, at a mere 50 years old, she was accepted to The School of Cinematic Arts at The University of Southern California. Being a non-traditional student with life experience provides her with stories to tell from the heart… Stories about humanity and love, reminding us of who we are and who we can aspire to be.

Director Statement

It all began with a desperate telephone message I received from a dear friend. Someone told him that I had died from and overdose. At the time I had been clean and sober for 12 years, he had been sober for 17 years. I called him back to let him know that I was alive and well. Crying with relief, he confessed that he had been using again and needed help. I took him to a support group meeting and he got clean again and has been since. Eskimo is an endearing name often used in 12 step programs to the person that helps an addict with his or her recovery.

My movie “Eskimo” is a tribute to that experience, my dear friend, and to my sobriety, which is the bedrock and the foundation for my life.

I took creative license; as screenwriters often do, and my protagonist, Devin’s best friend, does in fact, die. Overwrought with grief and despair, he turns to his drug of choice heroin to cope. But does he? Amanda, his best friend, visits him from the afterlife and reminds him that life is valuable. He finds his reason to live.