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Watch The Trailer: 'For Life'

Take a look at the trailer for "For Life," 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 "For Life," 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.

“For Life” cast and crew:

Alana de Freitas, Alexandria Kiser, Alieke Wijnveldt, Allison Alonzo, Amina Nada, Ayana Taylor, Beth Scorzato, Bristal Hadley-Mautino, Carrie Morgan, Christina O'Sullivan, Courtney McAllister, Cyn Gaspar, Dana St. Amand, Diane J. Wright, Djaka Souaré, Leanna Primiani, Lizann Dennis, Mandy Looney, Marissa V. Rascon, Mary Shellogg, Masha Lyass, Natasha Lewin, Nina Wussow, Rachel Ace, Shalea Klepner, Taylor Francis, Tricia Eaton Savitt, Vanessa Ramos, Vianessa Castaños, Xanthe Paige

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


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