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Girls Who Smoke:
Tawny Foskett makes one of her short films available to watch in full on the web:
A short personal-experimental film by Tawny Foskett
A story of lament.
A tale of a lover found and cherished in the underworld, and lost on the ascent.
CHRISTINA SWINGDLER, KACI TIPTON, LISA CARPINELLI,
JAMIE MOORE, & HEATHER LANGENDORF in
music by DAVID BULLARD & ERIC MINELLA
A film by TAWNYA FOSKETT
Watch it on Vimeo HERE
ASPECT RATIO: 4:3
ORIGINAL MEDIUM: 16mm & Super 8
LABS: Forde Lab, Alpha Cine, DuArt
SCREENING FORMATS: 16mm, mini DV, DVD
“GIRLS WHO SMOKE” short film:
The Cast, Crew & Supporter SCREENING
December 3rd, 2011, at New York’s The Wild Project
LILA’S NEW ALBUM!
(musician who contributed to Girls Who Smoke)
I’m so thrilled that the talented singer/songwriter/musician, LILA NELSON, let me use a song from one of her earlier records in the end credits of Girls Who Smoke.
Now she has a new album out: “The Fret and The Fray”.
It’s better than ever:
We are so EXCITED about the poster design that Space Triangle in London came up with. Check it out:
Girls Who Smoke
Short Film / Drama (15-min)
Status: Post Production / Beginning Festival Submissions
Director: Tawny Foskett
Writers: Gordon Farrell & Tawny Foskett
Based on a Story by: Jenifer Hixson (adapted from her Moth story)
Produced By: Blue Turn Productions, The Auteur Tribe & Kipany Pictures
LIKE the FACEBOOK Page for “Girls Who Smoke” (below):
Interview of Director by Cinematographer
January 12th, 2011
Sanne’s interview of Tawnya
regarding Girls Who Smoke (January 2011)
1. Sanne: Tawnya, I’ve known you for awhile now, and when we met in Melbourne one of our very first conversations was about your graduation film at the Uni Melbourne / Victorian College of the Arts. I asked you what you like most about your story and why you want to tell it. Can you answer this for “Girls Who Smoke”?
Tawnya: I was looking for a story to adapt into a short film when I heard Jen Hixson’s Moth story on This American Life. I was instantly on this journey with her, and seeing it and saying to myself ‘this would be a great film’…
(to read the full interview go to the Facebook Page HERE)
2010 (theater) Directing PROJECT
Written / Produced by:
Upstairs Cabaret at People Lounge, 163 Allen Street, NYC
” A mosaic portrait of the modern woman”
Seven women tell their stories in a new play
PERFORMING SIX MONDAYS: APRIL 19 – May 24 2010
Genre: Coming of Age
Status: In Development
Writer / Director: Tawny Foskett
An American working abroad as a dancer/hostess falls in love with a fellow showgirl, and tries to reconcile her new found sexual identity with her love for her boyfriend back home.
An insecure, struggling artist leaves her new boyfriend and accepts a six-month dance contract with strangers in Japan. She arrives first in Northern England for rehearsals where she meets the two Brits who will round out their small ensemble. After a week into their new reality of hostessing and dancing in a red-light district of Japan, they realize the only way to get through this is by being friends and allies. Yet, as soon as this bond has formed the harmony is disrupted when one of the Brits, Samantha, and the American, Natasha, find themselves falling in love with each other. They keep it secret from all but their third ensemble member, Brittney, who wants nothing more than to break them up, as she is now more isolated than ever. Meanwhile, Natasha and Samantha are connecting in a way they’ve never before experienced, but Natasha also loves her boyfriend back in New York, and knows she doesn’t want to live this way again anytime soon. As the end of the contract looms near, she is increasingly unsure of what she wants, and with whom. In her resistance to sacrifice either lover, she’s walking a tight rope that may lead to losing them both.
past TEACHING RESIDENCY
through Wingspan Arts
A SECOND CHANCE: Young Adult Borough Center at
John Adams High School
Tawny worked as the Supervising Director and Editor, with a small class of young adults from The YABC at John Adams High School in Queens, NY, to make a short documentary about the innovative and new educational model they are a part of.
This documentary is a realistic examination of the Young Adult Borough Center and the young adults that get a second chance at receiving a high school diploma. This film includes interviews that will take you through the lives of graduates, new students, teen mothers and fathers. You will also witness the perspective of YABC through the eyes of the school based staff and administration.
In 2007 I worked with Jasmine Dellal at Little Dust Productions beginning an Outreach Project in Romania for her latest documentary; Gypsy Caravan: When The Road Bends. It has continued to flourish since I left. Here on Vimeo is a video relating to that work: