Today only (September 5th), when you donate to the film and share the link, you'll also receive a sneak peek of a scene from the movie!
Student Council. Young Writers of America. Students Against Destructive Decisions. Pins jingle on the bookbag of overachieving freshman, BELLE. Her newest accomplishment? Class President.
"Little Miss Perfect" is a feature-length drama about a high school freshman whose ambition comes at a cost. The story follows 14-year old Belle, as she discovers an online community that supports eating disorders... and secretly begins starving herself.
Our social mission is to empower young girls in transitional points of their lives. We also aim to raise awareness of eating disorders, primarily anorexia, and transform how they are perceived in society. By de-stigmatizing the disorder, those hiding it are encouraged to speak out and seek recovery.
What We Need & What You Get
Thanks to our partnership with New York Women in Film and Televisions, all contributions made to Little Miss Perfect are tax deductable!
So what do we need?
The production of a film requires many costs. Although we will be receiving this money after principal photography has been completed, we will still have many loans to repay as well as additional costs for post-production, distribution, and marketing.
Production Costs (Lights, Camera, Action!)
- Equipment Rentals
- Location Fees - we have rented a beautiful house in Stamford, CT for the first half of our shoot and will be shooting at The College of New Rochelle for the remainder of the time
- Transportation, food, and lodging for our talented cast and crew
- Wardrobe, hair, and make-up costs for our already beautiful cast
- Set decorations and props
- Editing, color correction, and sound design for the film
Distribution and Marketing Costs
- In order to successfully spread awareness of eating disorders and reach a large audience with our message, we will need to spend money on both distribution and publicity efforts after the completion of the film. This will include submissions to film festivals, potential theatrical releases, press releases, and more.
- Basically, every donation you make helps spread our message to more and more people!
Other Ways You Can Help
Word of mouth is essential for crowd funding campaigns and we need your help to spread the word. If you believe in our project and mission, please tell your friends, family, and anyone else who may be interested in the project!
Visit our website at www.littlemissperfectmovie.com
Who We Are
Karlee Roberts (BELLE)
Jeremy Fernandez (GUS)
Isabella Palmieri (LYLA)
Tom Degnan (MR. DAVY)
Peter Rini (MAURICE)
MARLEE ROBERTS (writer/director) has produced over twenty short indpendent projects in recent years including “Private Justice” which premiered at the Festival de Cannes 2013. Roberts made her directorial debut with anti-bullying music video “Call Me Whatever,” which received international recognition in schools, organizations, and campaigns worldwide. Her autobiographical short film, “Free,” is currently running the festival circuit with acceptances into the Charleston International Film Festival, Jax Film Festival, and Beverly Film Fest to name a few. Roberts’ early production experience has been as a professional actress, a member of SAG-AFTRA for twelve years. She can be seen in TV programs on ABC and Adult Swim Network and in films such as “Spaz” and “The English Teacher”. “Little Miss Perfect” is Roberts’ feature directorial debut.
NANCY MALONE (executive producer) is an Emmy-award winning actress and Emmy nominated director as well as the first female vice-president of television at 20th Century Fox. Malone was awarded one of the first Crystal Awards by Women in Film for outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry. She won an Emmy Award for producing Bob Hope: The First 90 Years and was nominated for Emmy Awards for directing episodes of “Sisters” (1991) and “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill” (1992).
KARL BARDOSH (executive producer) is an award-winning filmmaker with over 30 years of professional experience all over the world. He designed the first Virtual Memorial on the Internet (AltaVista, NY 1998) and co-produced “Forced March” the first and only international dramatic feature about Nazi labor camps in WWII (1990). In 2010-1, Prof. Bardosh acted as Executive Producer and Editing Consultant on Mozart of Rap a micro-budget hip-hop musical feature film. He has also produced and directed “Demons and Angels” a fulllength docu-feature about addiction for Recovery, Inc. Most notably perhaps, Bardosh wrote and directed the short feature film, Iron and Horse, which went on to winning the Best Short Feature of the Year Award at the USA Film Festival and was the first AFI film that was picked up for theatrical distribution by Warner Brothers at the Melbourne International Film Festival (1976).
Dr. ANDREA VAZZANA, Ph.D. (clinical psychologist/film consultant): is a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member at the NYU School of Medicine. As the head psychologist of their Eating Disorder service, she specializes in research-based treatments of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, binge eating, selective eating, and related disorders. Dr. Vazzana completed her undergraduate degree and Master’s level training in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and completed her internship at Tulane University School of Medicine where she received supervised training in the inpatient and outpatient care of patients with eating disorders. Dr. Vazzana’s interest in maladaptive eating patterns also extends to obesity. She provides behavioral therapy for weight management, has conducted hundreds of evaluations of adolescent bariatric surgery candidates, and previously worked as a research scientist on an obesity prevention program. She served as a consultant on Dr. Arthur Agatson’s South Beach Wake-Up Call and Dara Chadwick’s You’d Be So Pretty if...”
OREN SOFFER (director of photography) has served as Cinematographer on numerous award-winning short films, commercials, and music videos that have screened in film festivals around the world. In 2013 Oren was a finalist for the Arri-sponsored Volker Bahnemann Award for Cinematography. Oren has also served in the camera department on countless projects – both student and professional, for clients including Discovery Channel, A&E, The Economist, Republic Records, and MTV – and has interned on multiple feature films working with acclaimed director of photography Reed Morano, ASC. He is a New York Times published photographer and his artistry extends to painting, sketching, and graphic design.