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

 

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  • 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

Director’s BIO: Tia Ayers and Shannon Ayers Swanson (FIRM WITH PURPOSE)

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Tia Ayers and Shannon Ayers Swanson are creators, directors, producers and co-founders of the production and development company Borndreamer.

Together, Tia and Shannon develop and produce content with a focus on comedy. They currently have several original projects in development, from web shorts to feature films.

Prior to forming their partnership, Tia directed several short films that played at festivals around the country. She also co-wrote a Lifetime movie with her mom and was a writer and supervising producer of all 26 episodes of “Raising Expectations”, a family comedy for Canadian television. Shannon was at Abominable Pictures, where she produced several pilots, presentations and eight episodes of the series Filthy Preppy Teens for Full Screen Media.

They both got their start as performers. Tia studied and performed sketch comedy at Second City, IOWest, the Groundlings and did standup all over the country. Shannon studied at Playhouse West and was a cast member of Top Story Weekly at the IOWest Theatre.

Director Statement

We are sisters who love to work and create together.

Our mission is:
To BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER through positive entertainment, showcasing underrepresented characters and stories.

To BE KIND & RESPECTFUL to our audience, clients, community and team.

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Director’s BIO: Nora Jaenicke (BETWEEN SECONDS)

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Nora Jaenicke is a film maker based out of Brooklyn, who grew up in Italy and Germany. She has worked in Set Design before developing a passion for screenwriting and directing.

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

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

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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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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

Director’s BIO: Holly Voges

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Holly worked as a programmer and liaison for various film festivals around the country including: True/False, Sundance, Tribeca and Rooftop. Prior to this she experimented with stop- motion animation and collaborated with VR artist, Oscar Raby, on a short documentary. In 2016 Holly, along with her creative partners, purchased the rights to the novel “The Changeling”, by Joy Williams. FELL is an adapted excerpt from the novel and her directorial debut. Originally from Missouri, Holly currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Director Statement

FELL is based on one paragraph within Joy Williams’ novel “The Changeling” but to me, this small paragraph carries great weight. A woman discovers the pups her dog has birthed posses incomprehensible powers; they can change from animal to human form. Preferring the children over the dogs, she does what she believes will make it impossible for them to change to back to their animal-selves. Only later, when it is too late, does she begin to understand the tenuous grasp she had over their magic. My intention in creating FELL is to illustrate and speak to the prevailing illusion throughout human consciousness that the natural world exists for our interests alone. Like the fables of the past, this cautionary tale aims to entertain while illuminating aspects of the self and society that require reflection.

 

DOMESTICITY Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from Action/Crime/Thriller 2017 Festival

DOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Rebecca Atkinson-Lord

A bruised young woman takes her revenge

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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