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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Nicola Rose's Creative Block

Creative Block, produced by NYWIFT member Nicola Rose, is a short film about creativity and what happens when we lose it. Nicola is raising funds to finish the film. They've shot one day of principal photography in Paris, France, and now have the rest to do in NYC.

The deadline to help fund the project is
January 21, 2017


A short film weaving surrealism into everyday life, Creative Block introduces us to Claire, a young artist and puppet-maker in New York. One day, she suffers a huge rupture in her creative thought, leading to depression. She soon becomes convinced the only cure is the art of another: Thibaut, a figure skater in Paris. Spellbound by the artistry of this athlete she only knows from TV, Claire impulsively goes to Paris herself. There, she discovers the unexpected: Thibaut, too, is suffering from creative block. At that point, it's up to Claire to find the road back to her own creativity: a road strewn with disappointments, revelations ... and balloons. Visit the film's Tumblr and website.


Nicola Rose is an actress, director, puppeteer, producer and writer based in New York City. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Sorbonne-Nouvelle in Paris. Her recent credits include Kafka's Belinda (Prague Fringe Festival), Many Mansions (Treehouse Theater), Rhinoceros (Gene Frankel Theater), numerous film/TV projects, and roles in French, such as Estelle in No Exit and Marguerite in Exit the King. Since 2010, she has also worked as a puppeteer, frequently for the New York and Boston Public Libraries. In 2015 she wrote and produced Callie & Izzy, a puppet webseries for adults, about a young woman with the dread disease Puppetitis B.  Nicola is also a stage director and producer. Recent directing credits include the plays Les Précieuses Ridicules, White Space, and Seussical. She has also twice directed and produced her own musical, Aisle Six, which played Off-Broadway at New York's Lynn Redgrave Theater. More information.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts