I made a pinky promise to myself to define my worth by the work I create. To go beyond the comfort of my agent calling me for an audition, but to step into the world self-proudcing my own directing and writing this year. Now, I can officially check off my 2016 bucket list: solo directing a short film! This month I co-produced with Amy Baklini, Lauren Myers, Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin our film Pinky Promise for the 1st ever Flicks4Chicks competition.
This competition which came out of the non-profit Harvard Square Script Writers and Women in Film international, allows teams the entire month of April to make their 10 min short film with a scenario provided by the competition, so teams cannot pre-write their script. What is so exciting on top of what we accomplished was the set was overwhelmingly female. It's rare for the set to have one man, it's usually the other way around, and that's exactly what we did. The one gentlemen, Mikael Ayele, was so versatile- 2nd camera and acting! Our team was superbly skilled, focus, and creative. More to come on #PinkyPromise, stay tuned!
Producers: Amy Baklini, Lauren Myers, Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin, Catharine Pilafas
Director: Catharine Pilafas
Writer: Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin
Director of Photography: Alana Smithee
1st AD: Catherine Ames
AdditionalCamera: Mikael Ayele
Script Supervisor: Charee Savedra
Sound: Laquie T.N. Campbell
Editor: Lauren Myers
Prop Master: Barb Odell
Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist: Genica Lee
Music/ Score: Kate Quinby & Le Chat Lunatique
Set Photographers: Barb Odell, Clarissa Yvette Dubois
ASTRID...Frances Lee McCain
JOLIE…...Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin
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