July Member News

Colleen Davie Janes

Passionflix has tapped AWD Member Colleen Davie Janes to direct “Seduction and Snacks.” Based on the USA Today bestselling novel, “Seduction and Snacks” is the first volume of the Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec. The sexy rom-com is EP’d by Tosca Musk and will be released on the Passionflix platform in October of 2021.

Congrats to Colleen on her feature directorial debut! Keep up with her work on Instagram and Facebook.

Ashley Brim

Congratulations to AWD Member Ashley Brim on the success of her short film, “The Goldfish,” which recently won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Short at the Brooklyn Film Festival. The film, which centers on an adopted woman who is forced to confront her darkest fear about motherhood at her sister’s baby shower, is also screening virtually at the deadCenter Film Festival and the Palm Springs ShortFest.

More information about the film’s screening and Ashley’s work can be found on her Twitter and Instagram.

Angie Comer

AWD Member Angie Comer recently wrapped production on her 7th short film. “The Smartest Dumb Girl,” written and directed by Comer, stars acclaimed stand-up comedians Jenny Zigrino and Zainab Johnson. With comical twists and turns, the film is a classic odd couple pairing, as a neurotic woman is determined to get a discount for a murder-for-hire scheme from a prickly and foul-mouthed female assassin.

More info can be found on the film’s website.

Bridgett Ladd

“Motherless Daughters,” a documentary film by AWD Member Bridgett Ladd was recently completed and is slated for its premiere on July 24th. The film follows women that have lost their mothers from Covid-19 and how the pandemic has changed their lives forever.

After personally losing her mother to Covid and finding solace in a support group, Ladd chronicled the women’s loss, stories of their mothers, and expert testimony on the mental health aspects of loss.

More about the film and Ladd’s work can be found on Twitter and Instagram.

Sergine Dumais

Congrats to AWD Member Sergine Dumais, whose short film “Wichita” won Best Short Comedy at the Monte-Carlo Film Festival. The film, which asks the question, “How fast would you run to hide your affair?” will also screen at Oscar Qualifying Short Shorts Film Festival in Tokyo, deadCenter in Oklahoma, and Nantucket.

Keep up with Sergine’s work via her Instagram and Facebook pages.

Erin Li

AWD Member Erin Li recently directed a commercial for Citi’s #StopAsianHate campaign. Congratulations to Erin on this timely spot which has already gained 5million + views.

Be sure to follow along with Erin’s work on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Monique Sorgen

Congratulations to AWD Member Monique Sorgen for her recent win of Director’s Choice Best Short Comedy at the Sedona International Film Festival for her film ROCK A BYE BABY. The film explores a drug deal gone wrong when instead of cocaine, the dealers find out they have a live baby, and one of them refuses to give it back.

AWD members Vickie Sampson and Erin Brown Thomas worked on the film as the Sound Designer and Drone operator respectively. The film went through the AWD WIP Program during post-production.

Check out Monique’s work on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages!

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