Writer & Director, 2014. Produced by Aberrant Pictures
Devour! Food Film Festival, 2015 *WINNER* Golden Tine Award - Best Short Drama
NSI Short Film Festival, 2015 *WINNER* BiteTV Comedy Award
Whistler Film Festival, Dec 2015
Sonoma International Film Festival, April 2015
Muff Society Screening, 2016
Maui Film Festival, 2015
Seoul Independent Film Festival, 2015
St Louis International Film Festival, Nov 13-23
Cucalorus Film Festival, Nov 2014
Santa Fe independent Film Festival, Oct 14-18
Raindance Film Festival, Sept 24-Oct 5
Palm Springs Shortsfest, June 17-23.
This is my latest short, CHEESE, completed in spring 2014. It stars recent Canadian Screen Award winner Natalie Lisinska, and veteran stage/screen actor Tony Nappo. It is also the first piece created by Aberrant Pictures, my production company with fellow co-prez Mackenzie Donaldson (assoc. producer Orphan Black).
You might find it interesting that my last name has Cheese in it. How perceptive. And that this is shot in a cheese shop. Doubly perceptive. Don't think this didn't help me get the location costs down.
Now onto what it's about: Jamie's no cheese connoisseur. And the macho cheese monger at Global Cheese knows it. So when Jamie buys some cheese for a party, she's unwittingly drawn into a macho superiority contest. Challenged to stand her ground, this is a cheese shop face-off between old-guard patriarch and new-generation feminism.
Producer: Mackenzie Donaldson
DP: Cabot McNenly
Editor: Jackie Roda
Cheese, the short-film-that-could.