Girls Who Smoke
Girls Who Smoke
Director: Tawny Foskett
Screenwriter: Gordon Farrell and Tawny Foskett
Story: Jenifer Hixson
Completed: December, 2012
Format: DSLR (Canon 5D)
Bad boyfriends. Bad habits.
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
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.
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.
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.
watch the trailer
left to right:
& Jose Restrepo