Join us for October’s in-person NYWIFT Member Screening of the narrative feature Triple Threat, co-presented by The LGBT Community Center. The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a Q&A with the creative team.
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM – Doors Open / Reception
7:00 PM – Screening
Location: The LGBT Community Center, 208 West 13th Street, NYC
Cost to attend: Free
The NYWIFT Member Screening Series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. We hope you will join us in celebrating the work of our talented NYWIFT members!
About the Film
Dreams of Broadway stardom meet the realities of adulthood in Triple Threat, the story of three long-time friends whose shared vision for success is jeopardized as each decides what’s most important in life—and how to achieve it. Fresh out of college, Chloe and Maggie put their all into creating their new original musical, Firefly, and ten years of hard work pay off when the show is picked up for a Broadway premiere. Now in their thirties, each realizes that happiness might look a little different from what their younger selves envisioned, from parenthood to partnerships to professional success. Bursting with vibrant original music and a distinctly Millennial vibe, Triple Threat is for every theater kid yearning to make it big, every family bonded by friendship and anyone who’s ever put it all on the line to realize their dreams.
Stacey Maltin (Director/Writer/Chloe) is an award-winning filmmaker and actor. She grew up obsessed with musicals and theatre, which led her to New York, where her filmmaking career took off. Her first feature film, Landing Up—which she wrote, produced and starred in—was distributed by The Orchard and was for a time listed in the Top 10 independent films on iTunes among titles including The Danish Girl and The Grand Budapest Hotel. Her feature script HEAD, based on a short she directed that premiered at NewFest Film Festival, was a finalist at the Outfest screenwriting lab and is currently in development. Her feature script The Other Side was produced by THE BLCKSLST as a radio podcast and starred Maltin, along with Darren Criss, Jerry Adler and Eddie Kaye Thomas. She is the Co-Founder of Besties Make Movies with work wife Margarita Zhitnikova and commercial production company WIWU Productions with her partner, Dani Tenenbaum. Learn more at www.staceylmaltin.com
Margarita “MARS” Zhitnikova (Producer/Maggie) is a Russian/Jewish award-winning actor, filmmaker, and refugee. Moving from Russia to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn as a child, Margarita grew up exploring their identity and studying acting in the heart of NYC. Dedicated to smashing the patriarchy, Margarita embraced writing and producing, leading them to Co-Found Besties Make Movies with Stacey Maltin. Margarita’s short film Jones, which they wrote, produced, and acted in, has screened at festivals across the country, winning Best Short Film & and accruing several Best Actress nominations. Their film 2 Weeks, about asexuality, premiered at the Oxford Film Festival and their screenplay Zasha, co-written by Jeffrey Weber, is nominated for Best Horror Short at Magic of Horror Film Fest. They are also honored to be a judge for the Revolution Me Film Festival. Learn more at www.zhitnikova.com
An NYU Tisch alum, Jay DeYonker (Co-Writer/Gus) spent five years working in Prague where he was a principal member of the Prague Shakespeare Company. Back in New York, Jay wrote, produced, and acted in multiple award-winning films including Head (NewFest), Stronger Together (Shoreline), Linked (QueerX), and Triple Threat (Best Actor at the SOHO International Film Festival). Currently starring in Jack Neary’s First Night at the Lake George Dinner Theatre, you can also catch him on television in series like CBS’s FBI: Most Wanted, FX’s American Horror Story, and Netflix’s The Same Sky. Learn more at www.thejaydeyonker.com
Katie Chambers (Moderator) is the Senior Director of Community & Public Relations at NYWIFT, where she manages both Communications and Membership and co-produces Special Events including the Muse Awards for Women of Vision & Achievement. She received national recognition for her work at NYWIFT as one of Association Trends’ top “Young and Aspiring Executives” at their Salute to Excellence in Washington, DC, in October 2021, and was recognized by New York Society of Association Executives with their “Rising Star” award at the Synergy Awards in August 2020. She was named Communications Chair of one of New Jersey’s leading volunteer organizations, the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club, in Spring of 2022. Katie was previously a talent agent in the Youth & Young Adult Theatrical division at Abrams Artists Agency in New York City, representing young actors in theatre, film, and television, and has worked for leading entertainment companies including Buchwald, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Scott Rudin Productions. She has served on the Next Generation Committee of the NY Television Festival, produced a critically acclaimed play at the NY Fringe Festival, and her writing has appeared in Huff Post, Honeysuckle Magazine and several printed essay collections. Katie graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Drew University with a double major in English and Theatre Arts.
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Screening Room at The Center
208 West 13th Street
Free to attend
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.