Talk about a blow to your self-esteem. A crack in the universe brings 30 different versions of the same woman, from different universes, to visit Earth. And they're all cooler than this universe's version. Sarah Doyle's short film You, Me & Her was made for just $25,000, and here's the trailer.
Doyle made this film after she was selected for the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women, and she just screened it in L.A., at a night of science fiction and horror films by women directors, Etheria Film Night. According to L.A. Weekly, other films included an Australian movie about jello wrestling, and a horror movie based on Japanese mythology. Lexi Alexander, the director of Punisher: Warzone, received a special achievement award.
The L.A. Weekly article has a lot of great stuff about the fact that men and women tend to be represented in an almost 50/50 ratio among low-budget film-makers. But when someone like Gareth Edwards or Colin Trevorrow makes a low-budget movie, they often get a ton of buzz and get hired to make Godzilla or Jurassic World as their second feature. Which doesn't ever seem to happen with female directors, sad to say.
Doyle says stereotypes are partly to blame for this issue: "A lot of people think women make sappy films, character-driven drama, family drama stuff. There's a misunderstanding about what women would do."
Tons more at the link. [L.A. Weekly]