Shorts 19: This Woman’s Work

A collection of shorts about women in the workplace.

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Spirit

Directed By: Braden Dereniwski
Cast: Marina Cole

Canada, 9 minutes

A documentary featuring Marina Cole, a chainsaw carver who carves driftwood and other recycled materials into beautiful pieces of art. The film also examines her approach and process to creativity.

Festivals & Awards:
Calgary International Film Festival


Avalanche 

Directed By: Heather Jack
Written By: Molly Anne Coogan
Cast: Molly Anne Coogan, Lennon Parham, Vivian Bang, Tara Karsian, Patrick Curran, Aman Adumer, Bill Glass

USA, 12 minutes
 

Thirty-five. Out of work. Coping with a recent miscarriage. Life feels like one big avalanche for comedy writer Jo McDowell. But when she lands a meeting that could turn her career around, she has to make a decision: Tell the truth about her loss, or go for the laugh? A poignant and comedic look at what women have to push down, push through, and put up with to get to the top. Based on a true story.

Festivals & Awards:
Lower East Side Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Calgary International Film Festival


The Girl With The Rivet Gun

Directed By: Anne de Mare & Kirsten Kelly
Cast: Esther Horne, Susan Taylor King, Mildred Crow Sargent

USA, 15 minutes
   

Taking you beyond the iconic “We Can Do It” poster girl to the millions of real-life women who shook the foundations of the American workplace – forever changing both their own lives and the very perception of what women can do.

Festivals & Awards:
Cinequest 


Modern Whore

Directed By: Nicole Bazuin
Written By: Nicole Bazuin
Cast: Andrea Werhun, Michael Cuddy, John Marcucci, Chester Brown

USA, 12 minutes
 

Former escort Andrea Werhun shares the ins and outs of escort review board culture to expose deeper complexities of sexual power and social stigma in a post #metoo world.

Festivals & Awards:
Sydney Underground Film Festival – Best Documentary
SXSW
Fantasia
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