To coincide with this year’s International Women’s Day, Vimeo has announced their acquisition of Marina Rice Bader’s “Ava’s Impossible Things,” her third and most ambitious project yet. The film is set to launch Vimeo’s newest effort for a more gender inclusive film program. Launched at Sundance, their “Share the Screen” initiative is designed to try and close the cavernous gender gap in the entertainment industry by promoting films, workshops, interviews and more that provide a strong female voice.
The heart-wrenching tale tells the story of Ava and her mother Faye, as they bond over art, magic and their unconditional love for one another. But they also connect over a much more insidious and devastating quality: A crippling disease that threatens to end not only Faye’s life, but young Ava’s as well.
As Ava cares for her ever-sickening mother, she cannot help but witness Faye’s unstoppable descend into frailty, listlessness and depression. But when a series of bizarre guests begin to arrive, leading Faye to unexpectedly announce a shocking secret, Ava must deal with her newfound devastation in the only way that she knows — nestling herself in her mother’s warm arms, in an attempt to escape the sadness to a world filled with forgotten friends and unfulfilled desires.
Talking of her involvement with the “Share the Screen” program, Bader said, “I love Vimeo’s ‘Everyone is welcome, come be part of our vibrant community, create your vision and share it with the world’ mentality.”
Catch the genre-bending film on Vimeo sometime this summer.