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‘What Metal Girls Are Into’ Jumpstarts Feminist Thriller With An Unsettling Discovery

"Projects like this matter because they create opportunities for women in the industry."

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What Metal Girls Are Into

Logline: A feminist thriller about three women going to a three day metal festival in the desert who find something disturbing in the freezer of their isolated vacation rental.

Elevator Pitch:

This deals with misogynists’ sense of entitlement. It’s funny and has some pretty great violence at the end. As a bonus, the crew will mostly be made up of women because I want to create more opportunities for women in the industry.

Production Team:

Writer/Director/Producer/”Jo” – Laurel Vail (“Delivery: The Beast Within,” “Contracted: Phase II”)
DP – Kimberly Culotta
Sound – Ginge Cox
SFX/Makeup – Jules Keppel
1st AD – Lauren Heavrin

About the Film:

Projects like this matter because they create opportunities for women in the industry. They also gets a female voice out there, telling a female driven story.

On a personal level, I’ve wanted to do this for years. Write, direct, produce. In the past I’ve been held back by clinical depression, so after I finally found an effective treatment this year, I feel unstoppable. I’m very open about my illness, and it’s helped inspire others to seek out treatment. I’d like this to be an example of what someone can do if they don’t give up on themselves and their dreams.

Current Status: Fundraising (location is booked for shooting Dec 16-21).

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