In its new initiative to support female creators, digital lifestyle media company Refinery29 is officially issuing “ShatterBox Anthology: A Female Driven Series.” With creative support from the Sundance Institute, the dynamics of female power will be explored through the lens of 12 female storytellers in their respective short films.
This year-long collaboration will feature work from female directors, animators and writers. Refinery29’s Chief Content Officer Amy Emmerich said of the series, “Refinery29 long been committed to presenting content created by women, for women, and broaching topics otherwise considered taboo. By tackling the dynamics of power, we are forcing society to look at the social structures that shape our lives.”
Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny will headline Refinery29’s newest endeavor with her directorial debut, “KITTY.” The film’s official synopsis reads: “Adapted from Paul Bowles’ short story of the same name, ‘KITTY’ follows a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and finds herself transformed into one.” The short features newcomer Ione Skye and veteran actress Lee Meriwether.
Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, the co-founders of Killer Films, will serve in advisory roles to the project. They will primarily oversee the scouting of talent to write and direct projects for ShatterBox, as well as for consideration of potential projects.
Beginning this spring, ShatterBox Anthology: A Female Driven Film Series will run monthly on Refinery29.