Q&A with Ariel Kavoussi about her quarantine inspired comedy short “Rita Wishman’s Birthday”

RITA WISHMAN’S BIRTHDAY (2020) “Rita Wishman’s Birthday” is a dark comedy about ‘Rita Wishman’s’ (played by Ariel Kavoussi) 30th birthday. Charlotte Film Festival (Virtual Edition) 2020, Official Selection Director/Producer/Writer/Editor: Ariel Kavoussi Starring: Ariel Kavoussi, Magnus Kavoussi, Judith Salavetz, Max Drazen Cinematography/Sound: Moebius Simmons Additional Editor: […]

Maya Hawke, Rachel Hilson, Charlotte Hornsby, Rhianon Jones, Nicolaia Rips and Haroula Rose on Their Sublime Short Film, “As They Slept”

On the eve of Cinema Femme’s inaugural short film festival, it seemed fitting to post my feature with a team of talented and amazing womxn. I felt so honored to get the opportunity to interview the artists behind the excellent short film “As They Slept”, […]

Anya Camilleri’s powerful short film ‘A Girl of No Importance’ brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery

In March, I had the opportunity to interview British filmmaker Anya Camilleri. Camilleri’s award-winning short film “A Girl of No Importance,” made in partnership with agency Stella’s Voice, brings awareness to human trafficking and sex slavery. “A Girl of No Importance” is about a teenage prostitute who escapes from her traffickers but finds herself lost in Rome. Camilleri has also written the feature film “Highway of Love,” also based on true stories.