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Short, Television
Gretl Claggett
United States
200000 USD
Other Festivals
For a Full List of Selections & Awards, See Attached PDF. Catalyst Stories - Content Festival Duluth, MN October 11, 2019 Official Selection: Longform Drama United States Williamsburg Independent Film Festival Williamsburg November 22, 2019 Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award, Best Actress - Drama Award United States The Lighthouse International Film Festival Long Beach Island, NJ June 7, 2019 Premiere Official Selection: Inaugural Long Shorts Program United States Niagara Falls International Film Festival Niagara Falls, New York September 20, 2019 Official Selection United States Toronto FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Toronto February 27, 2020 Canadian Premiere Official Selection Canada The IndieFEST Film Awards 2020 LaJolla February 4, 2020 Official Selection United States Grove Film Festival Jersey City December 18, 2019 Official Selection United States SHORT to the Point Bucharest April 1, 2020 Official Selection Best Series Pilot Award Hungary New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA) New York June 29, 2020 Best Director Award United States Global Shorts Winner 2019 Official Selection Award of Excellence

All Bonnie Blue ever wanted was to chase tornadoes with her Dad. But dreams die with time. Now, she’s become a different kind of storm chaser — hawking storm-doors “door-to-door” for her charismatic boss, Flip Smyth: a cult-like father figure to Bonnie and his tribe of young sales bucks. In the guise of “tough love,” Flip relishes publicly shaming Bonnie and his token minority assistant, Don Stuckey, her sole ally.

After hours, Bonnie and Don find comfort in each other’s arms, inspiring Bonnie to rekindle her childhood dream and close her first deal. But when Flip pulls a bait-and-switch to avoid paying her commission, she finally challenges him, sending him into a rage as fierce as the funnel cloud that hovers on the horizon. As she realizes Flip’s doctrine of “Flip the Switch!” is just a way to exploit customers, a different kind of switch flips inside Bonnie — unleashing an inner and outer storm of violence.

The film/pilot has been selected to screen at roughly 50 festivals around the world — and won “AMC Network’s Inaugural Best Female Creator Award” at Stareable Fest 2020, as well as “Best Writer & Director” and “Best Dramedy” at the 2021 New York Women in Film & TV Shorts Festival. Other awards include multiple wins in the following categories: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Pilot, Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Original Score/Soundtrack, and Best VFX.


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