YOUNG ADULT NEW MEDIA for YOUTUBE

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Short films and web series that examine social issues

FAIRYTALES FOR LOST GIRLZ

 is a low budget genre anthology created for YA audiences on Youtube. It spins dark fantastical retellings of  Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Little Match Girl, and Little Ida’s Flowers. These tales examine social issues such as drug addiction, anorexia, sexual assault, child abuse, and pyromania.

 ANTHOLOGY LOGLINE- Fairytales for Lost Girlz explores what lies on the dark side of the rainbow, a place where everything that glitters is far from gold. Interweaving fairytales with social issues these stories examine self-harming behavior, unusual disorders,  and the deepest-darkest desires of a girls heart.

 
 

DAIRIES FROM WONDERLAND (WEB SERIES- 13 EPISODES)

Young Adult Fantasy, Drama

Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s , "Alice in Wonderland" this story examines drug addiction.

SYNOPSIS- A dark retelling of Alice in Wonderland from the perspective of a young drug user. Alice finds herself in a crack house with no memory of how she got there. Perhaps her diary can help to unravel the story?

 

WICKED MIRRORS (WEB SERIES- 8 EPISODES)

Young Adult Fantasy, Drama

Inspired by "Snow White" by the Brother's Grimm this story examines anorexia nervosa and the pro-ana movement. [Pro-ana refers to the promotion of behaviors related to the eating disorder anorexia nervosa].

SYNOPSIS- Snow White and Rose Red stumble upon a magical mirror with unusual powers of persuasion. As they enter into a pact to become thin, a dark compulsion to starve themselves takes hold which threatens to end their friendship and their lives.

 

DA’S FLOWERS FUNERAL (SHORT FILM)

Young Adult Fantasy, Drama

Inspired by the themes in "Little Ida's Flowers" by Hans Christian Andersen, this tale examines peritraumatic dissociation and sexual assault.

SYNOPSIS- When teenage Ida is assaulted in the woods she retreats into a fantasy world where she encounters Miss Professor Deerling, a kind but bossy deer. The Professor and the compassionate flowers of the forest counsel Ida as she comes to grips with her traumatic experience.

 

THE MATCH GIRL’S CONFESSION (SHORT FILM)

Young Adult Fantasy, Drama

Adapted from "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Andersen this story examines pyromania and child abuse .

SYNOPSIS- A woman discovers that she can see visions of Christmas past in the flames of fire. As her obsession with lighting matches spirals out of control it triggers her confession to a young priest.

 

OTHER WORK

 

HEMLOCK (SHORT FILM)

Drama, Thriller

SYNOPSIS- SYNOPSIS- Abby becomes entangled in dangerous circumstances after losing her dog in the woods. She stumbles upon a woman desperately in need of rescue, but will Abby help her? Would you? Hemlock is a contemplation on apathy.

Starring: Carrie Lazar and Jeremy Spencer.

 

HEMLOCK and MEMORY MAUSOLEUM are low budget short films created for the web.

 

MEMORY MAUSOLEUM (SHORT FILM)

Drama, Experimental, Poetry

SYNOPSIS- A poetic romp through the dark recesses of the subconscious. Vivian wanders though a fog of dreams and a disheartening existence, struggling to find a way back to reality and out of the grip of a totalitarian world.

Originally created for the ABC’s of Death 2 contest.