The Scream



An eerie scream from a woman being attacked penetrates the meat packing district while busy New Yorker’s question their consciences about taking action.

Inspired by the true story of the Kitty Genovese murder, the Stanford rape case and the Edvard Munch painting.

©The Scream2019 tells the story of 3 twenty-somethings, 4 business associates and one’s flavor of the month girlfriend and other busy New Yorkers out in NYC one night — but it will appeal to everyone.

By bringing attention to the problem of urban apathy, a term coined after the Kitty Genovese murder and the ‘bystander effect,’ becoming worse now that documenting incidents with camera phones and posting them on social media is so widespread, we believe that, The Scream, is in consonance with NYWIFT’s mission to support films made by and about women that raise awareness about violence against them. NYWIFT advocates for equality in film and media by nurturing women in every stage of their careers.

This Fiscal sponsorship will help The Scream acquire funding from potential partners who have already demonstrated an interest in our project.  

Thelma Adams, formidable NYFCC and Variety’s film critic, commented, “WoW,” after viewing the trailer (link below) 
The Scream Official Trailer
Clip from The Scream


Associate Producer/Co-Director of Photography/Editor: STEPHEN NAPOLITANO

Bettina’s two other short films, Still Life and Dialogue have been shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, Montreal Festival of Films and Videos by Women, among others and have sold to A&E network. 

Amy Taubin’s comments on Still Life ….. “I thought it was a very good film and certainly very moving.”