After Words: The Opposite of Foreplay
Maria Bunai (Director)
Tracy Daniels (Producer)
12 mins, 2016
After Words: The Opposite of Foreplay provides a humorous glimpse of love’s pursuit. Claire, a Brooklyn singleton pursues a lasting relationship with a range of partners from charming to annoying to questionable. First-time director Maria Bunai explores Claire’s gamble in a post-coital and often humorous take on the path to true love.
Maria Bunai is a Brooklyn-based writer and filmmaker. Writing projects include The First Nine Houses, a feature story about a mother who kidnaps her five children and Robyn, a retelling of Robin Hood but with a female computer hacker in the title role. Her comedic script, Couples Therapy, is a finalist for the Full Frontal with Samantha Bee mentorship program. It imagines a therapy session between the U.S. and ISIS. After Words, a story of love and sex told entirely by what happens after sex, is her directorial debut. Before moving to tell fictional stories, Bunai had a career in journalism. She edited and produced multi-media projects for Time magazine’s website and worked for both the print and digital versions of National Geographic magazine. She received her Master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a member of New York Women in Film and Television.
Tracy Daniels is an independent producer whose passion for storytelling has taken her around the globe from New York to New Delhi. She has specialized in branded content for clients including Paramount Pictures, Campbell Soup Company, and Lifetime Television. She began her film career as a production assistant on The Colored Museum (Great Performances, PBS), New Jack City (Warner Bros.) and Alma’s Rainbow (Dir: Ayoka Chenzira). Daniels co-produced the award-winning short After Words: The Opposite of Foreplay which premiered at the 2017 NY International Shorts Film Festival and won the 2017 Audience Choice award at Flicks X Chick film festival in Dallas. Her desire to showcase women’s voices in film and television includes advocacy work with New York Women in Film and Television where she serves on the Executive Board. Currently, she is collaborating with Sankara Pictures to develop and produce feature films.