Empower the Women of Tomorrow
NYWIFT member Deborah Kampmeier, best known as the producer/writer/director of the provocative features Virgin and Hounddog, has shot half of her latest project and needs your help to finish.
SPLiT focuses on the transformational journey of a young actress performing in an play based on the myth The Descent of Inanna. The deeper she goes into the role, the more challenging it becomes for her to distinguish among the play, her relationships outside of the theater and the volatile realm of her inner life. At its core, SPLiT is about figuring out how to really love, both someone else and all the parts of yourself, even the things you'd rather hide or lock away. The cast is an ensemble of talented upcoming and seasoned actors including Amy Ferguson, Morgan Spector, Anna Mouglalis, Fredric Lehne and Antonia Campbell-Hughes. In addition to the lead roles, the film features a chorus of 40 women and four men, plus supporting roles.
Says Kampmeier: “Being in the process of making my third film in a trilogy of stories exploring the silencing of women's voices and dreams, I've come to realize not only how hard it is to get our voices heard, but how essential it is. Help me finish this film and let’s show the world that we want real stories about real women. Stories that reflect our struggles and triumphs, our dreams and our humanity. Stories that are told truly from our perspective. The world needs our voices!”
For more information or to support SPLiT visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/split-the-film.
SPLiT has added a new video in their Indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/split-the-film?c=gallery
***Recently, The Huffington Post wrote an impassioned and beautiful article, echoing Deborah's own cinematic sentiments on "reclaiming the female imagination in a male imagined world."
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Deborah Kampmeier’s first feature film, Virgin, was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards, the John Cassavetes Award and the Best Female Lead for Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss’ performance in the film. In addition, Kampmeier won Best Screenwriter at the 2003 Hamptons International Film Festival. Her second feature, Hounddog, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. It won Best of the Show at the 2009 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. The film stars Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, Piper Laurie and David Morse.
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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.
Last updated: Aug. 15, 2013