SeriesFest S5 Powderkeg Fuse | Denver Film Society

SeriesFest S5 Powderkeg Fuse

82 min


  • Monday 6/24
  • 1:00 PM Sie FilmCenter Buy Add to My Festival
  • Overview

    Monday June 24, 1:00pm

    A development incubator for on-the-cusp female directors. Forty directors were invited to submit ideas based on a themed prompt, then seven directors were chosen to work with Powderkeg to make their short film. Along with a modest budget, they were paired with top producers and casting directors as well as mentored by Paul Feig. The best part, each of these short films is also a proof of concept for a fresh original series with Powderkeg attached to produce.

    The theme for the inaugural program was based on the unique position Los Angeles finds itself in as a city. Despite its often one-note portrayal, LA is really dozens of small towns stitched together by freeways (read: traffic). It has no true epicenter and no majority population. With over 140 countries represented across 503 square miles, it is this diversity of experience that makes Los Angeles so complicated and so special. This mosaic of neighborhoods, each with its own distinct micro-culture is the source of endless conversation and comedy.

    Shabbos Goy
    Creator: Talia Osteen

    Creator: Jess dela Merced

    Baldwin Beauty
    Creator: Thembi Banks

    Frances 2.0
    Creator: Lizzy Sanford

    Freckle & The Shih Tzu
    Creator: Lizzy Sanford

    Rachel From New York
    Creator: Jeanne Jo