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Last Chance To Catch 'Now You See Us' In 2020 (Pun Intended!)
- Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
Winner Of The Seattle Film Summit Audience Choice Award, The New Short Film Now You See Us “A Coming Of (A Certain) Age Story” Will Be Screening Virtually At SFS Dec 24 Through Jan 1.
The Seattle Film Summit, which held its annual event online this year due to the COVID 19 pandemic, has announced a Bonus Holiday Screening Week, featuring the full SFS 2020 slate of 7 features and 65 short films.
Now You See Us, directed by Award-Winning Director/Screenwriter and SHOOT's 2014 New Directors Showcase Honoree Romina Schwedler, premiered this October at New York City’s Chelsea Film Festival, where besides being one of the most watched films of the virtual event, it received the Special Jury Award.
The 11-minute comedy was also selected for Oscar® Qualifying St. Louis International Film Festival, with more screenings to be announced in 2021.
Shot in New York City right before the pandemic started, Now You See Us addresses the very relevant and not often talked about issue of women over fifty feeling invisible to society as well as patronized and/or stereotyped in the world of advertising and entertainment in general.
This compelling and eye-opening work was not only directed by a woman but also brought to life by a 90% female crew of diverse backgrounds and -of course- ages.
Besides directing, Schwedler was in charge of writing the Adapted Screenplay for the film, which was based on the Award-Nominated short play Boom written by Barbara Miluski, also the Executive Producer and one of the stars of the film.
Co-starring alongside Miluski is the talented Caroline Ryburn, as well as supporting actresses Leema Mitchell and Rochelle Slovin, while Itamar Ben Zimra is responsible for the film's whimsical yet stirring Original Music and Danna Kinsky for its flawless Cinematography.
You can access the limited screening at the Seattle Film Summit on-demand 12/24/20 - 01/01/21 through this link: https://seattlefilmsummit.com/registration
Furthermore, the Seattle Film Summit Organizing Committee is making all informational content from SFS 2020, including panels, workshops, table reads, actors showcase, and keynote addresses by industry professionals, available for purchase through the SFS platform (same link) 12/10/2020 through 03/01/2021.
The Summit brings together regional film and digital media partners with A-list production professionals from Hollywood and adjoining states to cultivate and expand the local film market.
FULL CAST | Barb - Barbara Miluski, Caroline - Caroline Ryburn, Electrician - Leema Mitchell, New Actress - Rochelle Slovin
DIRECTOR | Romina Schwedler
PRODUCERS | Executive Producers - Barbara Miluski, Jonathan Hazan, Producer/ Line Producer - Michelle Polanco, Co-Producers - Danna Kinsky, Romina Schwedler, Associate Producers - Alan J. Carmona, Bianka WidaKay, Susan Rafter
WRITERS | Play - Barbara Miluski, Adapted Screenplay - Romina Schwedler
ORIGINAL SCORE | Itamar Ben Zimra
FULL CREW | Cinematographer - Danna Kinsky, First Assistant Director - Maca Carrizosa, Sound Mixer - Ash Knowlton, Script Supervisor - Mavis Martin, Gaffer - Olivia Kimmel, First Camera Assistant - Diana Rodriguez, Grips & Electrics - Anna Vyaches, Rui Arichika, Production Assistant - Adalina Aladro, Sound Design - Cory Choy, Ash Knowlton, Luke Allen/ SILVER SOUND, Colorist - Jenny Montgomery/ COMPANY 3, VFX Artists - Eddie Lebron, Shaun Ryan, Additional Photography - Alan J. Carmona, BTS Photography - Adalina Aladro, BTS Video - Bianka WidaKay, Editor - Romina Schwedler, Makeup & Hair - Mollie Parks, Graphic Design - Rachel Freeman-Lev, Social Media - Rachel Freeman-Lev, Dora J. Friedman