Girls Who Smoke

Girls Who Smoke

Director:  Tawny Foskett

Screenwriter:  Gordon Farrell and Tawny Foskett

Story: Jenifer Hixson

Genre:  Narrative

Completed: December, 2012

Length: 15-min

Format: DSLR (Canon 5D)

 

             
              Bad boyfriends.  Bad habits.
Synopsis:

Girls Who Smoke is adapted from a Moth story that played on public radio's This American Life and is about two

women, both with bad boyfriends and bad habits, who connect over a pack of cigarettes.

THE AUTEUR TRIBE Presents

“Girls Who Smoke,”

KRISTIN TAYLOR, LOREN LOCKWOOD, JOSE RESTREPO and ERIC GUNTHER

director of photography SANNE KURZ, art director IRINA ARNAUT,

editor JEF TAYLOR, sound design, edit & mix MATT BROADFOOT

composer LUCAS VAN LENTEN, additional music LILA NELSON

trailer music: SAM PACETTI, BRIAN DAVID BAND

produced by LAURIE RUD and QUAN ROBINSON

screenplay by GORDON FARRELL and TAWNY FOSKETT

based on a story by JENIFER HIXSON

directed by TAWNY FOSKETT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Director Statement

About This Story 
 

Girls Who Smoke is a fifteen-minute short film adapted from Jen Hixson's true story that she told live on stage at The Moth.  We aimed for a slice-of-life, realistic, yet not overly heavy, feel.  It's a simple story; essentially

a long walk home by our main character, Jenny, and set against a backdrop of domestic abuse, the working class and small town America.

 

Producer Statement

 

Director, Tawny Foskett, wrote the adaptation of Jenifer Hixson's story with screenwriter, Gordon Farrell, and the 15-minute film was produced by Blue Turn Productions (Laurie Rud and Quan Robinson), The Auteur Tribe (Tawny Foskett) and Kipany Pictures (Melissa Beth).  It was filmed on location in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

 

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Most members of the creative team are women, including the award-winning German cinematographer, Sanne Kurz, producer Laurie Rud, associate producers Melissa Beth and Tawny Foskett, and art director Irina Arnaut.

 

We were thrilled not only to play in the Bechdel-test-passing (two women, who talk to each other, about something besides just men!) Bluestockings Screening Series, but then to go on and screen again in two of their "best of" selections.  It was also a wonderful experience to meet such great women, part of UN Women, and fellow directors, when we screened at Through Women's Eyes Film Festival in Sarasota, Florida.


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Cast

left to right:

Eric Gunther

Loren Lockwood

Kristin Taylor

& Jose Restrepo

Scenes & Behind-the-scenes

production shot
Loren & Kristin
Tawny, girls
director, actors
crew
left to right: DP-Sanne, 1st AC- Eric, AD-Enrico, Dir.-Tawny
director, DP
Tawny and Sanne discuss
on location
Kristin, Art Director-Irina, & Loren walk to the set.
kids & Eric
Ari and Elizabeth being coerced by their dad to want to act!
cast & crew
the Cast & Crew screening. L-R: Quan, Laurie, Loren, Eric, Tawny, Kristin, Jose
cast
L-R: Eric, Loren, Kristin, Jose
Sarasota
Tawny and Laurie at the Sarasota & Through Women's Eyes Film Festivals
Big Apple
The Big Apple Film Festival with cast, crew and friends
Coney Island
Coney Island Film Festival with cast: Eric & Loren, producers: Tawny & Laurie and friends
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