2015 Through Her Lens Filmmakers

JEZEBEL

Written by Numa Perrier In the last days of her mother’s life, Tanya, a young woman, crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. In order to make ends meet, her sister introduces her to the world of internet cam girls. Numa Perrier is a Haitian-born actress, writer, and filmmaker. Perrier co-founded Black&Sexy TV in 2011, home to several popular series, including The Couple, currently in development at HBO, and RoomieLoverFriends on BET.

THE LAST SHIFT

Written by Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman A young nurse grows obsessed with a locked door in the ward where she works, as a revolution unfolds beyond the hospital walls. Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman were 2014 fellows at AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. Their short, Rita Mahtoubian Is Not a Terrorist, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The feature adaptation was selected for Sundance’s Creative Producing Labs.

MA

Written by Vera Miao A seemingly “perfect” Chinese daughter, Mona loves her sternly loving Ma more than anything. But when a handsome neighbor moves in next door, Mona discovers just how far Ma will go to keep her home. Vera Miao is an actor/filmmaker born to working class immigrants from Taiwan. Her first feature, Best Friends Forever, is an apocalyptic road trip story (Hulu/Amazon/iTunes and DVD). She’s excited about several, not-your- typical projects in development.

ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE

Written by Anna Martemucci A young mother living in the bleakest of American landscapes seeks to help a refugee family despite her own hardships and through her desire, reveals truths about herself, America, and the nature of the word "freedom." Anna Martemucci is a filmmaker, writer, and actor. Her debut as a writer/director, the coming-of- age film Hollidaysburg, was unanimously praised by top film critics and its screenplay was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

VALENTINE

Written by Christina Voros A runaway girl encounters a stranger in the West Texas desert. They secrets they keep will change the course of their lives forever. Christina Alexandra Voros is a Brooklyn and West Texas based writer, director, producer and cinematographer. Her film work has spanned the equally diverse worlds of fashion, medicine, horsemanship and pornography.

WIG SHOP

Written by Kat Coiro Wig Shop is a dark comedy centered on an Orthodox Jewish woman who, over the course of getting her wigs styled, discovers that her African American hairdresser might be her husband's lover.  Based on the personal experiences of producer Jessica Neuman, the short explores a particular stretch of Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles where people from varied backgrounds co-exist, mingle and, sometimes, intertwine Kat Coiro is currently developing a semi-autobiographical comedy for ABC and adapting a novel by Victor LaValle into a series. Kat has previously directed three theatrically released features, including Tribeca competitor While We Were Here.


Monday 7:27PM
12 Jun 2017