Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuringThe Nth Ward with Juliette Bennett (Actor) and Crying F.U. Lady Rap by Pat Ceasar (Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Animator/Editor). 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 Nth Ward
Camille Brown (Director/Writer/Producer)
Juliette Bennett (Actor)
100 mins, 2017
An engineer with the US Army Corps is sent to New Orleans to assess the damage years after the hurricane. Bizarre happenings and disappearances lead her down a path of political deceit and voodoo.
Juliette Bennett is a proud NYWIFT member and the lead actor in The Nth Ward which is newly released on Amazon Prime. She has won several awards on the festival circuit and is a lead in two other forthcoming feature films, Smothered By Mothers and Making The Day. She is from New York City and lives between New York and a small farm in the Hudson Valley. She is proud to have worked with Camille Brown, the filmmaker of The Nth Ward and hopes to continue working with women in film. Juliette Bennett interview about role in The Nth Ward.
Camille Brown is an award-winning filmmaker. She earned her B.A. from UCLA’s prestigious Film, Television and Theater School. She made her directorial debut with her documentary A Second Chance at Life narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. The documentary went on to screen at several festivals and winning best documentary. Brown then went on to write and direct the award-winning short film Thank You for Washing, which screened over 20 festivals and winning best short at 10 festivals. Most notable is the NBC Short Cuts Festival, from which she also received a blind script deal with the studio. She co-produced the feature film A Perfect Getaway starring Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich. Last year she was a semi-finalist for the HBO Directing Fellowship. Her feature directorial debut The Nth Ward was recently released on Amazon. Brown is a participant in Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation.
Crying F.U. Lady Rap
Pat Ceasar (Director/Writer/Cinematographer/Animator/Editor)
3 mins. 9 secs, 2017
2018 IndieFest Film Award of Recognition Winner
A comical look at Pat's heart-felt tears from the 2016 presidential election to today. She now proudly wears those tears as a badge of honor as we watch a comical visualization of lies and broken promises from LGBT and DACA, to health care and taxes told by the current administration living in the White House. These lies will adversely affect a wide variety people who live in the USA to the point of sheer madness. Pat is asking all of us to exercise our rights to stop the liars and this insanity.
Pat Ceasar is an artist and storyteller. After attending the Art Institute of Boston at Leslie College, she started her career in advertising as an Art Director in NYC. She created TV ads from behind the camera for Lipton, J & J, Puerto Rico Tourism. etc. Then after attending Circle in the Square Theater School, she has worked as an actor on Orange is the New Black, Louie, Law & Order SVU, independent films and as a comedian. Recently Pat started creating political shorts including Lipstick&Politics (Writer/Director). Her contrasting experience on both high and low budget projects, and on both sides of the camera, taught her as a short film maker, “If you have a story to tell you will find a way." This low budget film is her baby. She created the film from the ground up, word for word, set to scene, looking to get out truth and get out the vote.
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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: May. 17, 2018