Director : Marlee Roberts (NYWIFT Member )
The critically acclaimed indie drama tells a story about an overambitious high school freshman who tries to control her life by controlling her weight. Broadway World has written that Little Miss Perfect “handles what is an extremely delicate subject matter with careful precision". The film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theater in LA and the Soho Int’l Film Festival in NY. It went on to garner awards for "Best Feature Film", "Best Actress" and "Best Screenplay" at various festivals nationwide.
Little Miss Perfect is a feature-length drama that chronicles the life of Belle, an overambitious straight-A freshman. Her newest accomplishment? Class President. Belle seems to have it altogether but as family trouble and daily social academic pressures grow, she seeks a way to control an otherwise chaotic world. Triggered by a blog promoting anorexia and other eating disorders, Belle drops down to an unhealthy weight, a number that wouldn't even make for a good grade.
Little Miss Perfect invites NYWIFT members to #FaceYourBeast.The social campaign has grown out of the central theme of NYWIFT member Marlee Roberts' debut feature film in an effort to connect people on a universal level, bring self-acceptance, and empower change.
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Marlee Roberts began her career in the entertainment industry as an actress. At four years old, she showed America her dimpled smile in an Orajel national commercial. Soon after, she made appearances on David Letterman's The Late Show and ABC's One Life to Live. At ten years old, Roberts was cast in the musical The American Girls Revue. She has appeared on TV shows for ABC and the Adult Swim Network as well as in films such as Night Has Settled, starring Spencer List and Oscar-nominated actress Adriana Barraza and The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear. She can also be found as the “Rachel” cover model for the Scholastic Animorphs book relaunch.
A graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Roberts produced over twenty projects since making her move to behind the camera. Roberts was dubbed a "Big Screen Filmmaker" on the cover of 201 Magazine's April 2016 issue. She serves on the California Docu Film Festival's Youth Advisory Board and has appeared on Sunywide Film Festival's "Breaking into the Business" and Annapolis Film Festival's "Young Hollywood" panels. She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, New York Women in Film and Television, Women in Film, and the Women in Moving Pictures Society and is currently in development for her next film.
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Last updated: Dec. 19, 2016