Virgins Eat Cake

Virgins Eat Cake

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logline

An innocent teen girl sleepover turns into a sinister act of revenge.

director's statement

In Virgins Eat Cake, I incorporate heavily stylized production design, lighting, props, and directorial choices to reflect the lens through which this group of young girls views the world. I touch on how young girls talk about and interact with young boys, playing up the stereotypical gender roles that can be especially present in groups of teenagers. There is something fantastical about boys to these girls, despite the humiliation boys have caused them. The girls cannot help but be obsessed with virginity, beauty, and their own bodies — all things that are both difficult to come to terms with and so often taken away from them. I also aim to demonstrate the strength of the girls’ friendship, despite how petty the girls may act. When one of them is hurt, the others will do anything to make it right.

Virgins Eat Cake is currently being submitted to festivals.

Bennie & Mason

Bennie & Mason 

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Two teenagers, just after graduating high school, attempt to reinvent themselves as a means of navigating adulthood.

 

A slice of life, “Bennie & Mason” is about trying embarrassingly hard to be cool, screwing up your eyeliner, and stale pancakes.

Written and directed by Lauren Nicola.

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In The Name of The Father

In The Name of The Father

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A devoutly religious 14-year-old girl struggles with body image issues and her faith as the ridicule from her insensitive and aloof father becomes too much for her to bear.

Shot in 35 MM in Prague, Czech Republic.

director's statement

I was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school from kindergarten through high school, and as a teenager, I experienced disordered eating, altering my relationship to my own body, along with my relationships with the people around me. Eating disorders are linked to feelings of guilt and shame. Strict religious ideologies often evoke similar emotions. I wanted to find a way to explore the interconnectedness of these themes visually. I aim to capture the overwhelming feeling of being trapped that comes along with eating disorders and relate it to faith and morality. The film follows its protagonist as she tries to navigate these issues until they become too much to bear. To reflect the heightened emotions that a teenage girl can experience, the film is stylized and exaggerated, pushing its plot to an extreme.

In The Name of The Father is currently being submitted to festivals.

Awards and Festivals:

Finalist for Best Female Student Director and Best Women Short at Indie Short Fest.