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Synopsis: After an uncomfortable sexual encounter with a customer over the phone, restaurant hostess Margot tries to unload on to her friend Charlotte. But it’s the dinner rush and Charlotte couldn’t be less interested.

Genre

Social Issues

Rated

PG-13

Language

English

Run Time

8 minutes

Starring

Rosalie Alspach (Margot)
Bri Oglu (Charlotte)
Tristyn Lau (The Server)

Directed by

Rosalie Alspach

Produced by

Cameron A. Mitchell
Rosalie Alspach

Edited by

Abby Corbett

Cinematographer

Andressa Cordeiro

Prod. Company

Self-Produced (Rosalie Alspach & Cameron A. Mitchell) - rosaliealspach.com
(In Association With) Heart On Fire Productions - heartonfireproductions.com

Director's Statement

Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted. And for each of those incidents there is most likely a disappointing conversation that follows (in the near or distant future) with a friend, family member, or peer of some sort who doesn’t quite know how to respond to the information. This film explores the dynamic between two such women; Charlotte’s response is practical while all Margot wants is a hug and some validation. Unable to communicate this effectively to each other, the situation escalates, causing both characters more distress.

Director's Bio

Rosalie Alspach is an LA based actor, writer, and director. She grew up in the artistic community of Ashland, Oregon which is where she discovered the power of stories and a love of theatre which she pursued to Illinois Wesleyan University. to Illinois Wesleyan University where she discovered a passion for writing comedy and got her first taste of directing.

After graduating she moved to Los Angeles to continue acting. She has done numerous short films and stage productions throughout the city. “The Hostess” will be her writing and directing debut and she’s very excited to share it! https://www.rosaliealspach.com/

Awards

Independent Shorts Award - United States - 2020

Best Women Film (The Hostess)

Independent Shorts Awards - United States - 2020

Best Acting Duo (The Hostess, Rosalie Alspach ad Bri Oglu)

Show Low Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Cast Acting, Honorable Mention (The Hostess: Rosalie Alspach, Bri Oglu, and Tristyn Lau)

Show Low Film Festival - United States - 2020

Best Short Under 10 Min., Finalist Award (The Hostess)

Nominations

Indie Short Fest - United States - 2020

Best Women Film

Official selection

Lady Filmmakers Festival - United States - 2020

Film Invasion LA - United States - 2020

Los Angeles Women In Film Festival - United States - 2020

Culver City Film Festival - United States - 2020

Golden State Film Festival - United States - 2020

Country of Origin

United States of America

Production Year

2020

Official Website

Instagram

www.instagram.com/rosaliealspach

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