Some great news to share! The feature script for "Milking It" is a quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza International Screenwriting competition! Thrilled!
"Milking It" had a very successful festival run–– screening all across the country, and most recently winning a Gold Remi Award for best original short film at the 49th Annual World-Fest Houston International Film Festival. I was overwhelmed by the number of women and men who spoke to me about their mothers-in-law or former mothers-in-law. It's been a really beautiful experience.
While the short film will no longer be screened, the exciting news is that "Milking It" is in development to become a feature film! I've written the feature screenplay and created a pitch deck. I’m currently scouting locations, meeting crew/consultants, speaking with potential investors, and reaching out to actors and their agents. It's all very exciting!
Thank you so much for all your support through this enriching experience. Thank you for checking and liking the Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Website. It's meant the world to me to see such kindness.
Looking forward to the future!
"Milking It" won a gold award for best original comedy at the 49th annual WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival!
We're off to Houston, Texas where "Milking It" will receive a WorldFest Remi award—named after artist, Frederic Remington.
WorldFest Houston International Independent Film Festival, founded in 1961, is the oldest independent film festival in the world, and the 3rd oldest film festival in North America. WorldFest gave very first honors to Spielberg, Lucas, Ang Lee, Ridley Scott, the Coen Brothers, John Lee Hancock, David Lynch, Randall Kleiser, and Brian de Palma, among others!
Happy New Year! The Limited's social media team recently posted one of our writer/director's quotes from their #LeadingLooksLike campaign. Here's to a great 2016 with more risk-taking and more rewards!
"Milking It" is an official selection of the 2015 Blow-Up Chicago International Art House Film Festival!
"The 2015 Blow-Up Chicago International Art House Film Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and authentic storytelling. We would like to see films made primarily for aesthetic and philosophical reasons; ideas that have the power to delight and entertain, push creative boundaries, spark new levels of empathy and understanding, and even lead to social change. The Festival was named after the Michelangelo Antonioni's iconic film "Blow-Up".
We are so humbled to have "Milking It" be an official selection of this festival.
The Hudson Valley International Film Festival is a lifestyle that celebrates an interactive and contemporary experience, which will inspire, challenge, and enlighten viewers and participants alike.
We’re excited to announce that “Milking It” has been selected to be a part of that experience and will screen on Saturday, August 15th!
Founded in 2002, NYC PictureStart Film Festival showcases films from emerging talent as well as those established in the industry. Out of hundreds of submissions, Milking It was chosen to be featured in this year's competition. We are so honored to be in this festival and excited to screen in NYC!
Milking It screens Sunday May 31st at Arlene's Grocery. We'll keep you posted on time and additional info. We hope to see you there!
In its 34th year of running, this festival is known for spotlighting "experimental, offbeat, and influential cinema." 24 films were selected to be part of the 2015 New Jersey International Film Festival Competition from 383 entries. We're so honored to have Milking It be one of them.
We are ecstatic to share this news! Stay tuned for screening info!
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Background (age, occupation, location, etc.)
Occupation: Intern at Feminine Weapon
When were you first approached to be a part of the MI team? What were your initial thoughts? I was approached by Fredgy a few weeks after the Kickstarter shoot. I think it was March. I was surprised she asked me to team up with Gabi to create the wardrobe for the film because I never did anything like that before. I was really excited but a little hesitant because I would be graduating college that May and wanted to make sure I had enough time to dedicate. In the end the opportunity was too good to pass up.
What is your role in MI? I co-styled the film with Gabi, helped with festival research and submission and I do the social media with Alex and Fredgy.
Favorite memory of filming? The best part of filming was being around the extended crew and cast for two consecutive 12 hour shoot days. Everyone was so talented and a joy to be around; they all brought something different to the table. You could see everyone in their time to shine, it was inspiring.
Favorite scene? This one is difficult! I especially love the the scene when Josephine meets Ms. Colins for the first time and gives her the sunflowers.
How has MI impacted your life? Career? Being a part of Milking It has helped me push myself and explore new interests. Just because you don't have experience in something [yet], doesn't mean you aren't great at it. I have met so many passionate and engaging women and it has helped me appreciate the power of women and teamwork that much more.
Have you ever felt like Josephine, liking your boyfriends mom more than your boyfriend? I would say that at certain parts of my past relationships I have liked my boyfriends moms more than them. But, I guess that's why they are EX boyfriends, haha.
What are your hopes for the film and rest of the crew? I can't wait for the film to be nationally and internationally recognized and appreciated for it's honesty and creativity. I hope all the women who worked on this film got as much as I did out of it. I have gained a lot of knowledge and have grown a lot. I am so happy and proud to have been a part of this.