Audience FEEDBACK Video: THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy

THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Molly Maguire

Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

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Get to know the short film: THE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy

 Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Session poster 1000Amanda arrives early for her first therapy session a bit eager, nervous, and open to her Dr.’s professional words of wisdom. Dr. Franklin uses all of this to her advantage. Turning those fateful minutes in which Amanda arrived early into ones Amanda will never forget.

Directed by Molly Maguire

Director Statement

The Session was created by my sister and myself after having had many conversations about the notion that women are not funny. To help dispel this notion we created a film that showcases funny women.
This film is also special to me because while directing the film I was pregnant with my first daughter, I have since had a second daughter. It is important to me that they are brought up in a world surrounded by strong, funny, compassionate women and men. In a world that views both sexes as funny and equal. This film has been a way for me to contribute to that world.

 

  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 5, 2012
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • 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: LE BELLE FOLIE, 14min, UK, Comedy

Playing at the Thursday April 20, 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto.

LE BELLE FOLIE, 14min, UK, Comedy
Directed by Ruth Pickett

A comedy about a desperate actress who attempts to make a black-and-white french language film, in order to convince her agent that she’s good enough at french to put her up for an audition. She ropes in her dad, her best friend, and her dad’s friend Mr Harris. It doesn’t go well.

Director Statement

I am passionate about creating visually compelling comedies, and with ‘La Belle Folie’ I wanted to create something which was visually bold and imaginative, as well as being hilarious.

The notion of having the protagonist’s brother as the cameraman allowed us to experiment with a playful style in which the camera has its own personality – part mockumentary, part pseudo-french cinema. It is beautifully shot but is simultaneously a little shaky and quirky, with a rough-around-the-edges charm.

I was keen to inject a similar sense of personality to other aspects of the film – such as the costumes and props, which are gloriously imperfect, but also impressively detailed – hinting both at the protagonist’s desperation for everything to be perfect, and her decided lack of self-awareness.

Underlying the story is the protagonist’s dysfunctional relationship with everyone around her – including herself – which is served by some wonderfully funny performances from the actors. I’m very excited to share this film at festivals and hope audiences enjoy its playful sense of humour.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:14 minutes 32 seconds

Completion Date:September 5, 2016

Production Budget:1,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Black & White and Color

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