With Love & a Major Organ
Word Premiere: South By Southwest 2023
Visions Programme: SXSW
Director: Kim Albright
Producer: Madeleine Davis, Common Knowledge Films
Premiere Upcoming: SXSW
Cast: Anna Maguire, Hamza Haq, Veena Sood
In a world where hearts are made of objects and suppressing emotions is basic self-care, a lonely woman rips out her own heart for the man she loves, only to discover that he has run away with it.
With Love and a Major Organ is inspired by Julia Lederer's acclaimed play of the same title. Information about the play can be found here. There is also an audio drama available.
16 minutes | Drama
Director: Anna Maguire
Cast: Cara Gee, Emily Piggford, Niahm Wilson
Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival
Recent graduate, Robin, returns to her parents’ house and obsessively starts to dig a hole, encouraged by an impossibly perfect girl; but as she digs, she heads further down a path of self-destruction.
Themes: Eating disorders, mental health, isolation
A TIFF 2019 "must-see"
- Norm Wilner, NOW
"Visually striking and incredibly well-written."
- Montreal Feminist Film Festival
Official Selection: TIFF; Palm Springs Film Festival; Rouen Nordic Film Festival; MOTELX (Lisbon); POFF Black Nights (Estonia);
Thessaloniki (Greece); London Short Film Festival; Sun Valley Film Festival; Cucalorous; Abertoire Horror Festival (Wales); Gandhara Film Festival; St. Louis International Film Festival; Festival du Nouveau Cinéma; Montreal Feminist Film Festival; Final Girls (Berlin), ETC.
See it here:
"While many stories about eating disorders often focus on external behavior, the supreme accomplishment of "It's Nothing" is how it dramatizes the inner battle." -Omeleto
8 minutes | Comedy | Mockumentary
Director: Rebecca Appelbaum
When Judith was cast as the spoon in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Broadway, she thought her dreams had come true. Now, after 21 seasons, her dream has become a nightmare.
Selection: Cinequest; Canadian Film Festival; Aesthetica Film Festival (York); Breakthroughs Film Festival; Bath Film Festival, etc.
Streaming: CBC GEM
Eat Your Heart Out
11 minutes | Comedy | Magic Realism
Director: Abby Pierce
Written with: Abby Pierce
Wallace and Douglas exchanged hearts years ago. Now, Wallace is getting married and she needs hers back. When Douglas confesses that he has left pieces of it in all their old places, they need to retrace the steps of their relationship and put it back together.
Winner: "Best Comedy" - New York Shorts International Film Festival
Winner: "Audience Choice" - Elevated Film Festival
Winner: “Best Script” - Deep Focus Film Festival
Selection: Newport Beach Film Festival; Golden State Film Festival, Burbank International Film Festival, Midwest Film Festival, Oregon Film Festival, Austin Revolution; New Filmmakers New York, San Francisco Indie Shorts, Beloit International Film Festival, etc.
22 minutes | Comedy Pilot
Director: Jaqueline Pepall
Featuring: Mae Martin | Premiere: LA Comedy Shorts Festival
Streaming: Highball TV