Audience FEEDBACK Video: KAJAL, 20min, India, Drama

KOHL, 20min, India, Drama
Directed by Paakhi A Tyrewala

Like all elements, humans have a saturation point. What happens when a woman — constantly bullied by a boss, harassed by strangers and abused by husband — finds an abandoned package one night?

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Director BIO: Rebecca Atkinson-Lord (DOMESTICITY)

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord is a British theatre and film director and writer.

She trained as a theatre director at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 2008 she founded Arch 468, a theatre production and development hub in South London and was appointed co-artistic director at Ovalhouse in London in 2010.

In 2012 she was nominated for the Off-West End Award for Best Director for her production of “Cuddles” by Joseph Wilde at Ovalhouse. The production subsequently toured the UK before transferring to 59E59 Theatres in Manhattan in 2015 where it was awarded a New York Times Critic’s Pick and named as one of the best theatre shows of 2015 by both the New York Times and the New York Post. In May 2016 Nicole Kidman and her production company Blossom Films announced that she had optioned the rights to “Cuddles” and that Wilde would be adapting the play for screen.

Since February 2015, she has been a regular contributor to the Guardian newspaper’s online arts and culture blog and has written extensively for both the Guardian and The Stage newspapers.

http://www.rebeccaatkinsonlord.com

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Get to know the short film: DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama

Short Film played at the September 2017 Action / Crime / Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival

A bruised young woman takes her revenge.

  • Rebecca Atkinson-Lord
    Director
  • Chisa Hutchinson
    Writer
  • Staging Film Institute
    Producer
  • Jocelyn Kuritsky
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Rapoport
    Director of Photography
    • Film Type:
      Short
    • Genres:
      Drama, Thriller, short
    • Runtime:
      4 minutes 39 seconds
    • Completion Date:
      December 12, 2016
    • Production Budget:
      500 USD
    • Country of Origin:
      United Kingdom
    • Country of Filming:
      United States
    • Film Language:
      English
    • Shooting Format:
      Digital
    • Film Color:
      Color

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

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/

ACTORFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay – GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE
July 2017 Reading
by Tara C. Hall

ACTORLGBT SHORT Screenplay – CRYSTAL
July 2017 Reading
by Jessica Perla

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – ONE STOP SHOP
July 2017 Reading
by Hazel Allan

ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – ORSON WELLES ASHES
July 2017 Reading
by Debra Knox

ACTORFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay – ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE
July 2017 Reading
by Sandy Tovray Greenberg

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – NEVER SPEAK MY NAME
July 2017 Reading
by Jo Ann Allen & Walter G. Meyer & Stampp Corbin

festival posterNOVEMBER UNDER ASHES, 3min, France, Music Video
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festival posterICARO, 11min, Brazil, Experimental
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festival poster65.5 WOMEN, 6min, Norway, Experimental
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festival posterDIE YOUNG, 3min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterDON’T LET THE BASTARDS GRIND YOU DOWN, 4min, UK, Experimental
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festival posterSUICIDE NOTE, 5min, UK, Fantasy/Thriller
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festival posterREAL ARTISTS, 12min, USA, Fantasy/Drama
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festival posterPLEASE LOVE ME FOREVER, 27min, France, Fantasy/Romance
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Get to know the short film: UNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries

Short Film Played at the COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles (September 2017)

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After her divorce, Annie dates couples to explore her sexuality.

Over eight episodes, Annie dates eight different New York couples, from Wall Street power duos to Bushwick burners. She shares their joys, their sorrows, and their beds, and learns just how many ways there are to love on this wildly intimate tour of modern love in New York City.

News & Reviews

Winning FEMALE 1st Scene of GOD’S WORK IS NEVER DONE, by Tara C Hall

 
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

A serial killer roams from small town to small town, preying on abusive, sadistic men who won’t be missed when they die both mysteriously and violently.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Rick Ford: Neil Bennett
Bartender: Rais Moui
The Woman: Connie Wang

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

An unknown woman who appears to be the victim of domestic violence, turns out to be a psychopathic killer preying on sadistic, abusive men.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Thiller, horror, drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think that there is a demand among female audiences for darker stories. There has been a rise in true crime, largely because of that female audience. Even though this is a fictional story, so much of the ideas came from the stories of real serial killers and their victims.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Quietly brutal.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Harold & Maude. I remember the first time I saw it when I was a kid and I love it as much as I did then.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

A little over a year from idea to polished draft.

How many stories have you written?

20-30 give or take.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

“This Will Be Our Year” by The Zombies.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

While I didn’t have any obstacles with the writing process, I always struggle with keeping a consistent writing schedule with work, kids, and all of the regular life problems that creep in on that time.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

True crime and sketch comedy.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

When I read the description for this festival, I appreciated the fact that the ultimate goal is to eventually not exist because women will (hopefully) have an equal share in storytelling. The feedback was thoughtful and detailed. I got the feeling that the reader actual read the script and didn’t just skim it.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox