Member Screening: Scripted Shorts – June 25th 2019

Join us for this month’s Member Screening showcasing the shorts The Admired (Jacqueline Murphy, Director), Butterflies (Cady McClain, Director), Season of Passage (Catherine Cobb Ryan, Director), Lucy in the Sky (Bertha Bay-Sa Pan, Director), and My Sun Sets to Rise Again (Dana Offenbach, Director). The filmmakers will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.

The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.

The Admired 
Jacqueline Murphy (Director/Producer/Lead Actor)
2017, 19 min, Fantasy/Drama

Olivia Spencer, frustrated by the reality of “making it” as a successful actress, fantasizes about being a glamorous Hollywood movie star from the 1940’s. Olivia’s dreams begin to come true but all is not what it seems, and as she tries to navigate the Old Hollywood movie studio system she is hurdled into a world of intrigue, danger, fear and heartbreak.

Cady McClain (Director)
Carlotta Summers (Executive Producer/Writer/Lead Actor)
2017, 14 min, Drama

Melanie and her best friend play together as children, marveling at swarms of butterflies. Later, the life cycle of butterflies becomes the metaphor of how Melanie negotiates her freshman year of high school during a difficult period when her best friend has abandoned her, becoming one of several mean girls who torment her. She goes through her own metamorphosis, determined to stand up for herself.  

Seasons of Passage
Catherine Cobb Ryan (Director/ Writer/Producer/Actor)
Susan B. Ades (Editor)
Mary Perrino (Color Correction)
Jennifer Snowdon (Key Makeup Artist)
Brianna Farfel (Hair/FX Makeup)
Deborah Unger (Costume Designer)
2017, 14 min, Drama

Mother to a middle-schooler, Cate has suffered secondary infertility for years – and now finds herself pregnant again. Having long given up on her dream of having another child, she grapples with this new hope. But when Cate suffers a miscarriage, she finds herself in the shoes of countless women, silently grieving a life that will never be.

Lucy in the Sky
Bertha Bay-Sa Pan (Director)
Jen Rudin (Writer/Executive Producer/Casting Director/NYWIFT Member)
2018, 14 min, Drama

Fourteen-year-old Lucy is on the autism spectrum. While she adjusts to mainstream high school, Lucy is suddenly faced with cataclysmic change, when she and her identical twin sister become the subject of a genetic research study that could forever change Lucy. But is Lucy entitled to her own life or will she lose her identity and become just a medical experiment?

My Sun Sets to Rise Again
Dana Offenbach (Director/Writer/Producer)
2017, 30 min, Drama

Set in contemporary Mumbai, India, My Sun Sets to Rise Again is a dramatic story of forbidden love and one woman’s dreams that are bigger than the caste system that has suppressed her family for generations. 

Total running time: approx. 88 min.


Special thanks to Carlina Rivera and the New York City 2nd Council District
for discretionary funding for the NYWIFT Member Screening Series.

And thanks to Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Signature Vodka of NYWIFT


June 25 @ 7:00pm
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm (2h)

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

$7 for NYWIFT Members
$9 for Students, Seniors, Members of Women Make Movies, IFP, AAWIC, ImageNation, DCTV, and Center for Communications
$12 for Nonmembers


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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 Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.