THE PAINTED LADY
NARRATIVE SHORT FILM / AUG 2016
Inspired by my own life experience, The Painted Lady explores themes such as the male gaze, female awakening and self-discovery. Hardship, such as a breakup, can propel us forward. Women tend to define themselves by how others, particularly men, view them. How can we (women) redirect this narrative and take charge? In The Painted Lady the heroine breaks free by repainting the image her lover has created of her.
The breakup from 60-year old painter Jacob takes the much younger exotic dancer Sam on a nocturnal rollercoaster ride and eventually sets her free.
Director/Writer Stephanie Bollag
Starring Julia Morrison, Jack Mulcahy, Bobby Foley, Amanda Bollag
Director of Photography Laura Valladao, Lasse Ulvedal Tolbøll
Producer Stephanie Bollag
Co-Producer Adel Morales
Production Designer Orly Anan
Costume Designer Mariko Ohigashi
Hair & Makeup Artist Pamela Fuentes
Composer Victoria de la Vega
Editor Stephanie Bollag
Sound Designer Bumi Hidaka
Artwork by Chrissy Angliker
Unit Production Manager Jovan A James
Assistant Director Paul H Norton
Script Supervisor Noemi Natascha Schneider
Set Dressers Noam Oren, Melissa Greenbaum
First Assistant Camera Anthony Saxe
Second Assistant Camera Molly Gandour
Gaffers Seth Margolies, Spenser T Nottage
Best Boy Alan Wu
Sound Mixer Artur Szerejko
Additional Boom Travis Tighe, Mamadou Dia
Wardrobe Assistant Raines Plambeck
Driver Eric Emma
Set Photography Tess Meyer
Colorist Maba Ba
Recording Artist Amanda Bollag
Graphic Design Shiri Eshel
Supported by NYU Tisch School of the Arts Grad Film
2016 Official Selection. Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival.
2016 Official Selection. Milwaukee Short Film Festival.
2016. Official Selection. The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
2016. Official Selection. Big Apple Film Festival.
2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival – The Painted Lady