Synopsis: To say Girl is down on her luck is an understatement. She struggles with debt, health, career, her landlord, and hasn’t had a hot shower in two months. She cannot catch a break… until she does. And what she does with it is a sad and relevant commentary on how women see themselves.
Parvesh Cheena (Sam)
Akono Dixon (Derrick)
Eddie Kehler (Dad)
Andrew Heffernan (Doctor Don)
As a first time film director, I was lucky to have had an opportunity to grapple with the complex and important relationship between physical beauty and women’s self-worth. Our culture is ripe with products, pills and procedures claiming to make you thinner, prettier, and younger. But while there is an abundance of societal factors contributing to our endless quest for beauty “perfection,” I found myself constantly considering the psychological and emotional complexities of dysmorphia and perceived self-image. Within a value system where women are defined first and foremost by their appearance, it’s no wonder that the desire for personal change is met with so many solutions of outward “fixes.” I hope for this film to be a tiny part of a shift in that value system, and that our message of a deeper self-worth and natural beauty be recognized and celebrated.
Also, please note that this production had a crew of all female production heads. #girlpower
Trained in acting at The Actors Center in NY; in clown with the amazing Jane Nichols, and with Pierre Dulaine for Ballroom Dance, Laura loves all forms of artistic expression. She acts, writes, dances, directs and produces. Seeking partnerships, projects and material that is provocative, innovative and charged, Laura strives to build connections and compassion by way of thoughtful storytelling. She has two original comedic screenplays in development, and has co-penned two original tv series. She has been a co-artistic director of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble since 2013, and was the co-director of their last show, Paradise Lost: Reclaiming Destiny, which has been nominated for nine Stage Raw Awards this summer.
LA Shorts - 2019
Lady Filmmakers - 2019
Santa Monica International - 2019