MeM#5 —16) Monique’s


Monique’s (Francesca Penzani. Italy-USA.) 9:56 min.

Monique is a middle age woman, an aging dancer that through the unusual finding of feathers —as signs of surprises to come— still has something special to offer.

Directed by Francesca N. Penzani

Written by David Vernon

Producers Francesca N. Penzani, Kimberley Browning, Jeff Winkler

Director of Photography: Vincent Wrenn

Editors: Logan Kibens, Francesca N. Penzani

Composers: Jonathan Mastro, Aidan Gould

Production Designer: Nathaly Lopez

CAST Monique DeeDee Rescher AJ TJ Jones Kyra Kyra Selman25_4_monique1


Co-Producer Reggie Hunter 1st AC Kira Murdock 2ND AC Gabby Estrada DIT Ely Apor James Robinson Gaffer Isabelo Pascual Key Grip Eric Manjivar Best Boy Grip David Peddicord Grip & Electric Sevak Hakoyan Bevis Tran Sound Recordist Jason Serrone Boom Operator Enrique Caraveo Key Hair & Make Up Constance Roe Costume Designer Rachel De Rosa Script Supervisor Lesli Lytle Locations Rep Stuart Satterfield Production Staff Nichola Fynn Ernie Galvez Julian Quinonez Set Photography Masha Vasilkovsky Ruah Edelstein Sound Design Aidan Reynolds Post Production Consultant Paul Kyle Colorist Logan Kibens Casting Hollywood Shorts Casting Associates Gayle Da Costa Coleen Janeway Casting Facility The Jet Studios Set Props & Furniture provided by Mi Alma Charles Marder & Hector Diaz Shot on location in Hollywood California at Dim Mak Studios Producers would like to thank: Judith Tarantino, Kim & Errol Roussel, Georg Kallert RED CAMERAS provided by LODGER FILMS LOGOS: (WILL BE SENT IN SEPARATE EMAIL) SAG/AFTRA RED CAMERA HOLLYWOOD SHORTS CAL ARTS Copyright – FRANCESCA N. PENZANI 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Roma Cinema DOC; Sguardi Altrove Women Film Festival (Milan); International Independen Film Award (Winner Silver Award); LA Cinefest; RIFF (Norway); Milwaukee Fillm Festival; 10th Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos (Brazil)

25_4_wp_francesca_1152x864FRANCESCA PENZANI

Francesca video works have been screened at several International Dance on Camera Festivals, also at Experimental, Women and Independent Film Festivals. Her dance video “Colours” was screened at MADRE Museum in Naples in the Festival Special Mention Category (2008). “Stories to Tell” was a Prize Winner for Independent Production at IL COREOGRAFO ELETTRONICO, Napoli Danza 2011. “Monique’s” was a “Silver Winner 2016” at the International Independent Film Awards. She teaches Dance Film and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts.

Interview to Francesca Penzani, talking about her creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.