I think an artist of any medium can confirm that the completion a project is in itself such a moment of celebration. We put days, weeks, months sometimes years into the art that we love and in the process are met with such a range of emotions, from crippling doubt to euphoric gratification. Though it may be fleeting and unshared with the public, it is in this final moment of completion of a piece, alone, that an artist has a true, raw moment of pure celebration. The rest? The parties, champagne, the premieres and events…is just for fun. As they say, there is an art to celebration. But I think the lucky few know that art actually is the celebration.
The party was a huge success not just because we reached the Green Light but also because we experienced firsthand the level of friendship and support that this city has to offer. Contributions large and small were each an overwhelming blessing from you all, but even more than that, the fact that you all believe in us and this mission is so reaffirming. We can't wait to share more of our work with you.
Set in the 1990's, Frances drinks herself into a stupor every night in an attempt to reconnect with a dead lover who channels himself through the bodies of other men. Despite her reputation, Frances continues her quest to be with the one man she loves.
Huge thanks to our DP, Dino Maglaris, Addtl. Camera Op, Angel Cobar, Sound and PA Noel Wiggins and everyone who helped bring this together. Our cast was dazzling. Major 90s vibes.
3 Square Meals follows a new couple moving into a remote, old home in the woods. As they settle into their routine, the woman finds that an ancient fear has followed her.
A photographer trails a mysterious woman, obsessively photographing her from afar. When he finally gets up the nerve to visit her, he experiences a shocking truth that changes him forever. We explore the concept of the male gaze in cinema and attempt to reverse it in the film.
Last night was pure fun! We saw Cecilia for the first time on a big screen amongst friends at the Gene Frankel Theatre in NYC for Secrets of the Deep: Dreams on Film. Thank you everyone who joined us, you made the experience unforgettable! Check out the article written up about the fest:
In Liz Tabish’s fable Cecilia (2017), the eponymous beautiful woman (Lindsey Lemke), who lives alone in a seemingly American medieval village, confesses to her priest that she has been dreaming of her fellow villagers partaking in an orgiastic masque.
Our launch party for Maenad Films. What the f*&# is a maenad? We weren't exactly sure ourselves when we first started researching them. But the more we learned the more we realized that their untamed, unreserved, unrepressed nature represents the kind of women we like to celebrate. Dancing in the moonlight, laughing until we cry, crying until we laugh, championing each other, exploring new terrain, turning away from repressive systems in favor of freedom, liberation, ecstasy. It seems strange to say that this ancient archetype feels like such a new paradigm for women right now, but things move in cycles...And we are the new maenads.