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Digital-media company Refinery29 is launching ShatterBox Anthology, a short-film series dedicated to emerging female filmmakers, with Chloe Sevigny’s directorial debut “Kitty” headlining the new effort.
Refinery29 announced the series at the Sundance Film Festival. ShatterBox, which it is producing with creative support from Sundance Institute, is set to comprise 12 shorts from women directors, writers and animators. The series will run monthly on Refinery29, a femme-focused lifestyle brand, beginning this spring.
Sevigny’s “Kitty,” adapted from Paul Bowles’ short story of the same name, follows a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and finds herself transformed into one. The short film stars Ione Skye (“Say Anything,” “Arrested Development”) and Lee Meriwether (“Barnaby Jones”). Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement,” “The Avengers”) is cinematographer. The film is produced by Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, and Lizzie Nastro, in collaboration with executive producers Tidal and Refinery29.
In addition, independent producers Christine Vachon »
- Todd Spangler
We’ve reached the near mid-point of this Definitive List; 20 down, 30 to go. As we move forward, the story of “boy meets girl” becomes more complicated, as plenty of stumbling blocks stand in the way: lack of experience, insecurity, unsupportive parents, and, as in most cases, ego. So, when we watch all these films, what do we learn? Hundreds of romantic comedies end happily, but none end in the same way. Perhaps there’s a method to the madness, but the more we tread through these highlights, the more it’s clear that to make an impact, you have to change the game or perfect the existing one.
#30. Bull Durham (1988)
Baseball movies had worn out their welcome a bit in the mid-80s and audiences weren’t clamoring for a romantic comedy based around the national pastime. Enter writer/director Ron Shelton, who decided to write a film based on »
- Joshua Gaul
Chloe Sevigny has started shooting the short film “Kitty” in Los Angeles, marking her directorial debut.
Producers are Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films and Lizzie Nastro. “Kitty” has been adapted by Sevigny from Paul Bowles’ short story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and finds herself transformed into one.
Sevigny’s acting credits include “Kids,” “The Last Days of Disco,” “Boys Don’t Cry” and “American Psycho.” She won a Golden Globe for her role in HBO’s “Big Love” and has starred in the Netflix series “Bloodline” and Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.”
- Dave McNary
Principal photography began in Los Angeles today on Kitty, a short film that will mark the directorial debut of actress Chloë Sevigny. She also wrote the adaptation of the Paul Bowles short story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and transforms into one. The veteran actress has compiled a strong cast and crew as she makes her foray behind the camera. Ione Skye, Lee Meriwether and Edie Yvonne star, and also in the mix are Dp Seamus McGarvey (Atonement, The… »
4 items from 2016
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