Director Alison Roberto “GIRLS NIGHT IN is a satirical horror short based on the Bechdel test. The test is a way of evaluating whether or not a film or other work of fiction portrays women in a way that is sexist or characterised by gender stereotyping.”

Girls Night In directed by Alison Roberto and produced by Landon LaRue is a satirical horror short based on the Bechdel test. The film is a comedic take on pushing that concept to the extreme and creating a ridiculous take on how women are normally portrayed in TV and film. This cleverly elevated short will screen at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. I would like to … Continue reading Director Alison Roberto “GIRLS NIGHT IN is a satirical horror short based on the Bechdel test. The test is a way of evaluating whether or not a film or other work of fiction portrays women in a way that is sexist or characterised by gender stereotyping.”

TRIBECA – Director Ellie Heydon “It was a great to be a part of – we spent a LOT of the shoot trying to stifle laughter.”

Director Ellie Heydon and writer Lucy Heath‘s PRAGMA is Executive Produced by Emmy Winner Jason Sudeikis, starring SAG Award Winners Nick Mohammed and Phil Dunster, alongside Lucy Heath. This short has taken on a more algorithmic take on love. Each couple partakes in a week’s worth of hilariously intense practical compatibility assessments to find them their most suited “life partner”. PRAGMA will be world premiering at Tribeca Film … Continue reading TRIBECA – Director Ellie Heydon “It was a great to be a part of – we spent a LOT of the shoot trying to stifle laughter.”

QUEEN OF THE DESERT Director Mary Ann Rotondi “Everyone really Showed up for me and this story. I believe the story itself – finding a way to talk to one another; make room for one another’s humanity; heal some of the angry divisions around us right now – touched a lot of people and made directing easier”

This evocative short film was inspired by the director Mary Ann Rotondi‘s visit to her home state of Montana, where she frequently encountered the Confederate flag, despite the state not having a large black population or any meaningful connection to the Civil War. What is it about this symbol that is so powerful, and what does it say about the loneliness and isolation so many people … Continue reading QUEEN OF THE DESERT Director Mary Ann Rotondi “Everyone really Showed up for me and this story. I believe the story itself – finding a way to talk to one another; make room for one another’s humanity; heal some of the angry divisions around us right now – touched a lot of people and made directing easier”

SUNDANCE 2022 – WARSHA shares a story of a stoic and quiet man seeking to unleash his inner diva

The film will receive its World Premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and will then screen at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Writer/ Director Dania Bdeir’s Warsha is set in Lebanon, where construction workers are often underpaid, undocumented and overlooked Syrian immigrants. The film stars Khansa, a multi-disciplinary artist redefining Masculinity in the Middle East.  Warsha follows Mohammad, a Syrian migrant working as … Continue reading SUNDANCE 2022 – WARSHA shares a story of a stoic and quiet man seeking to unleash his inner diva

Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment

Many times we take for granted the freedom of choice we have living in a western society. Coming from a typically Pakistani background myself I can really relate with the  culture in this beautifully depicted film. Many women do not have the freedom to choose whom they marry, especially in small villages. Al-Sit follows the story of young Nafisa (Mihad Murtada) who lives in a village … Continue reading Suzannah Mirghani’s AL-SIT challenges women’s empowerment