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Watch The Trailer: 'I Phelta Thi or Die'

Take a look at the trailer for "I Phelta Thi or Die," 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 "I Phelta Thi or Die," 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.

“I Phelta Thi” cast and crew:

Ali Weinstein, Alise Armour, Amanda Bear Mitchell, Amanda Tralle, Angele Cooper, Anita Sarkeesian, Bola Koleosho, Camila Eisenberg, Camila Paraiso, Carley Stechen, Carole Murphy, Cierra Honors, Cynthia Hill, Dalia Rooni,  Destiny Perez, Doris Mcgill, Dyana Goldman, Emily Elizer, Esmeralda Pelayo, Giannina Fredo, Juliana Castro, Kaitlin Mccowin, Karyn Krupsaw, Laura Dickens, Loan Nguyen, Lola Blanc, Mandy Fabian, Mare Mcintosh, Marianne Lu, Marjorie Dehey, Miranda Bowden-Parker, Navjot Kaur, Nina Ham, Rachel Kliman, Rita A. Collins, Sara Mossman, Shelby Adair, Shelby Malta, Stephanie Williams, Yessenia Chavez

“I Phelta Thi” was created by Team Lulu, named after director Lulu Wang. Each team has a namesake in order to highlight women and non-binary filmmakers our community looks up to.


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