NARRATIVE FILMS

I SEE A DARKNESS is a short, lyrical interpretation of identical sisters who, like twin stars caught in each other’s gravitational field, are doomed to spin around each other forever. Based on a combination of true stories, the film charts a pair of twin sisters’ last few days together.

Screenings:
Reel Independent Women's Showcase 
Overlea ArtsFest
BlackStar Film Festival 
Portland Underground Film Festival 
New York City International Film Festival 

Featured in:

Willamette Weekly

COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF is a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial in which a bored housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner. What emerges from the kitchen is “The Queen of Meatloaf” incarnate, who proceeds to invade the homes of consumers and wreak havoc on the commercial set.

 

Awards:

Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University

New Filmmakers Los Angeles "Best Of" Awards - nominated for Best Comedy Performance (Aya Cash) and Best New Media (Dina Fiasconaro)

Women's Voices Now! Best Experimental Film

Screenings:

Sidewalk Film Festival, Cucalorus Film Festival, Denver Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Made in Baltimore Film Festival, Charm City Fringe Festival, Locavore Screening Series, Grrl House Cinema, Annapolis Film Festival, St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, Nepal America International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Brooklyn Women's Film Festival, Mondo Cult Showcase, HerStory Cinephilia Society, Yoni Fest, Women's Voices Now Online Film Festival, Roxy Cinema Tribeca Underground Film Festival, Bechdel Film Festival

Featured in:

Baltimore Sun #1

The Daily Record

Baltimore Sun #2

We Are Moving Stories

BEYOND THE PALE is a 1950s period piece set in Asbury Park, NJ and based on a true story. A young junkie accidentally kills his grandmother and struggles with guilt, loss and redemption.

Screenings:

Short Film Series at the Den in NYC

Escape from New York Film Series

DC Underground Film Festival

Bearded Child Film Festival and Best Of Bearded Child Traveling Showcase

Open Zone at Ocularis in Brooklyn

LadyFest East Film Festival

TRUE LOVE WAITS is the story of an elderly widow, Lily, who is used to a solitary and patterned existence. When the energetic Anthony moves in next door, she is annoyed and indifferent to his advances. But her interest slowly peaks, her heart thaws and she allows herself to get close to him without swallowing her pride.

Awards:

National Italian-American Foundation Grant

HBO Young Producers Development Award

 

Screenings:

Berkeley Film and Video Festival

Calandra Institute New Italian-American Cinema Festival

National Organization of Italian-American Women Screening Series