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Watch The Trailer: 'Disconnected'

Take a look at the trailer for "Disconnected," one of the six short films made as part of our Los Angeles film challenge in 2020

Four years ago, we hosted our signature film challenge (Women's Weekend Film Challenge) in Los Angeles. We worked with 180 women and non-binary filmmakers to produce six short films, which we premiered at ArcLight Hollywood to a packed audience of 400 industry members.

Below, watch the trailer for "Disconnected," one of the six films made as part of our film challenge.

We selected the cast and crew from hundreds of applications. This team of filmmakers in every role of production — previously strangers — met at a pre-production meeting for the first time. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, we kicked off the challenge by pulling a different genre out of a hat for each team and providing a prop that every team had to include in the film. Then, the teams had to write, shoot, and edit their films in just 78 hours before submitting the finished product at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Moonshot Initiative provided the cinema-quality gear courtesy of our sponsors, location permits, production insurance, stipends to submit to film festivals, a premiere screening and after-party, and more.

“Disconnected” cast and crew:

Alexandra Regazzoni, Andrea Mays, Angela Cohen, Caitlin Black, Cora Yi-Huan Chung, Cristina Orangers, Ebere Thomas, Emilía Turner, Jacquie Shabel, Janelle Tucker, Jazmyne Miller, Kassie White, Kathleen M. Mullin, Kayla Hoff, Kelsey Hoppe, Kyra Groves, Lisa Leone, Megan McShane, Melissa Saint-Amand, Narlyia Sterling, Nydia Guerrero, Puppett, Rebecca Haas, Sarah Argens, Stephanie Bustos, Surekha Paruchuri, Tahira Ali, Traci Hays, Veronica Smith

“Disconnected” was created by Team Melina, named after director Melina Matsoukas. Each team has a namesake in order to highlight women and non-binary filmmakers our community looks up to.


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