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Synopsis: In 1943 America, factory worker Rose Donnelly must stand up for her female co-workers when their supervisor ignores blatant harassment and refuses to treat them as equals to their male coworkers. Inspired by the We Can Do It! poster by J. Howard Miller.

Language

English

Run Time

17 minutes

Starring

Bethany Walls (Rose Donnelly)
James Ciskanik (James Howard Miller)
William Charlton (Dave Hawethorne)

Directed by

Tessa Germaine

Written by

Daniel James Clark

Director's Statement

Rosie the Riveter is a historical icon who has never been portrayed on the modern screen. She brings inspiration to girls and women around the world, and I wanted to give her a story that matched her strength. Taking real events from numerous “Real Rosies” experiences during the war I created a character that can represent the tenacity and fearlessness of all the women behind the war effort, while
also portraying the struggles they went through then, and what women continue to go through today.
Rosie has been a driving force in my life, and it has been my dream to give her a story she deserves that promotes equality, intersectional feminism, and camaraderie among women. Girls should grow up knowing they can be their own heroes, and that is what this film is about. Thanks to the amazing Southern California aviation, veteran, and WWII enthusiast communities Rosie can now be appreciated on the big screen. I am so grateful to everyone that helped me honor the Real Rosies, and I cannot wait to see Rose shine in theaters around the world.
– Tessa Germaine

Director's Bio

Tessa graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production and Leadership Studies. Before attending Chapman, Tessa was a child actor working in film and television for over 10 years. She discovered her love for filmmaking through this path, and dreamed of attending film school. Tessa has worked for Blumhouse Productions, Voltage Pictures, and New Republic Pictures, and does freelance script coverage. She has always been inspired to develop films showcasing historical figures and powerful women. For the past 4 years she has wanted to make a movie about Rosie the Riveter and now she finally has!

Country of Origin

United States

Production Year

2020

Official Website

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https://www.instagram.com/rosiethefilm/

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