Last Tuesday was the February edition of IndieWorks! There was a snowstorm, so unfortunately we only had 30 people in house for our 6 films of the night. But, thankfully, it was an engaged crowd with a lively Q&A. The lineup was a sweet, silly, and sometimes sad mix of films about love, sex and relationships.
We'd like to say thank you to everyone who came out to support the filmmakers and spend the evening with us & them. We do hope you enjoyed the films, as well as the opportunity to network with other filmmakers and film enthusiasts. We know some connections were made! AND we hope you'll join us again for our March screening on the 12th! It’ll be a mix of emotional and entertaining pieces about moving on from loss and making new connections.
See photos from the evening:
The Films of the night:
The High Wire (Directed by Joe Foley, Written by Kristy Hasen)
Catches the painfully funny misadventures of a sex-crazed, love-shy, middle-aged Innocent as she tumbles off Tinder and onto a former Mormon. Part Olympic gymnast, part accident waiting to happen, the small-but-mighty Kristy takes a giant leap towards love.
Fork In The Road (Written & Directed by Lea Pfandler)
Struggling with her girlfriend's ongoing denial, Lorena is left with the repercussions of the poor decision that follows that heartbreak. She finds herself at a crossroads having to make one of the most difficult decisions a woman could face.
Committed (Directed by Rachel Handler & Crystal Arnette)
When Calvin announces that he's proposing to Leesa...and then they're moving to the suburbs, Rebecca enlists Dennis's help to sabotage the proposal and keep their friends around for good.
Metamorphosis (Written & Directed by Natalie Harris)
A queer and inexperienced girl seeks guidance after a game of Never Have I Ever.
Cake (Directed by Adam Griffith, Written by Erika Santosuosso)
Abandoning social norms, a woman ventures into new territory to explore her sexuality.
Watch our Q&A Recap. *Please know there are some film spoilers - feel free to look for an opportunity to catch the films at a festival or computer screen near you & then come back to watch!
The awards go to...
At the end of the evening, we announced our winning filmmakers for both Audience Choice Award & Silver Whiskers Award. The Audience Choice Award is voted upon by all those in attendance, and the Silver Whiskers Award is judged by the CongestedCat Team based on a rating system of 8 categories: Story, Dialogue/Writing, Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Sound, Editing, and Production Value, along with a nuanced discussion focused on inclusion and originality. The Silver Whiskers winner goes on to screen again at our end of year Best of Fest screening next April.
The Silver Whiskers winner also receives $50 towards a crowdfunding campaign on SeedandSpark.com should they use the platform and 50% off 4MileCircus' post-production audio cleaning service for a future project.
For the February 2019 lineup, our winning films were:
Audience Choice Award: "Cake"
Silver Whiskers Award: "Metamorphosis"