A Film on Sisterhood - The Good, The Bad
The Spark Behind the Film
Women’s Movements of Today
We spent one year writing, and rewriting the writing, and editing the rewritten writing, and rewriting the edits of the rewritten writing,
and -- you get the picture.
And now we have spent about a year submitting The Disenchantment to festivals and hitting the circuit. So I’d say three years to make the film, and a year to get it in front of audiences.
Working with Fabulous Tisch Friends and Leah Meyerhoff
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Without this core group incredible people the film would not have happened.
The mood onset was very calm, caring, and nurturing. (Caryn is a very cool and collected person so I attribute this to her influence). Everyone was also excited that it was all women! And yet that excitement didn’t eclipse the jobs we had to do. They were very professional and highly efficient. I think the crew could really tell that this project was my and Shannon’s baby; they could see and respect how much passion and soul we were pouring into our characters, and poured 110% of themselves into it too.
Screening at the Walk of Stars and other Fests
Hollyshorts was glamorous, and my first introduction to LA. Screening at the TCL Chinese Theatres which is the movie palace that used to host the Academy Awards, where Star Wars premiered was a dream come true! (My nerd and cinephile heart burst!) My movie is never going to look or sound as good as it did on that gigantic, gorgeous screen!
I can’t yet speak to the Imagine This Women’s International FF, but ask me in a few days!
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On Being A Tour Guide in the Big Apple
Growing up I worshipped Lord of the Rings, and loved Star Wars, Ever After, Edward Scissorhands, the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and a lot of Disney. I loved The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. As far a actors, I adore Meryl Streep, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain, Johnny Depp,Ewan McGregor, Viggo Mortenson, and Andy Serkis. Always Lord of the Rings. I also adore La Vie En Rose, Moulin Rouge, and Lady Bird.
There is so much incredible television right now! We are in a Golden Age of TV. As far as dramas/adventures go: Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Stranger Things, Black Sails, Hand Maid’s Tale, Jessica Jones, Westworld, Sherlock, Firefly and Outlander. As far as Comedy goes: 30 Rock, SNL, Parks & Rec, Will & Grace, Love Sick.
On Growing up a Brit in The Colonies
Being a dual citizen of the US and UK mostly means I drink excessive amounts of tea! Tea is my life’s blood. I drink more tea than water, and never drink coffee. Whenever I walk into the apartment, the kettle goes on. Whenever someone comes over that’s the first thing I ask them when they walk through the door: “Hey!!!! Welcome, let me take your coat and do you want some tea?”
Where to Find Hannah In the Future
On stage: I just closed my second Off-Broadway show last weekend: The Bloody Deed of 1857. It was a site-specific, immersive, piece of historical fiction. The show was a seance held in Colonnade Row that took the audience to limbo where ghosts from 1857 have been lingering. Everyone then has to solve an actual historic murder that took place in 1857. (It was perfect to perform around Halloween).
Shade - a dark death-eater like force, whose sole purpose is to reveal the truth and manipulate.
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Interview by Suzanne Ordas Curry