Check out our NEW TEASER!Nice Girl Films (NGF) is a woman-centered film/video production company with footprints in Ithaca and New York City, NY. We have created award-winning short films and are currently in pre-production for "The Chanticleer" a film set in 1955 which promises the high production value and entertaining content found in our previous films. We are raising $15,000 for PHASE I of the project, including preprodction, website development and location/set building! We have already produced 3 great webisodes, and they look fantastic! We are now focusing our effort to create a feature-length film.
The film centers around Edie Chaucer, who inherits a bar (The Chanticleer) and returns home to find it in disrepair and debauchery. She vows to make the place her own. But when she hires a new bartender, a woman who has Communist ties and prefers to dress in men's clothing, she learns firsthand the impact of the Red Scare and anti-gay witch hunts of mid-century America.
The team is:
Writer/director Becky Lane. Her short films, “Hens & Chicks,” “Poker Face” and “Happy Hour” have collectively screened at over 80 film festivals worldwide, garnering great acclaim and awards, including Best Short Film Audience Award in Rochester, Barcelona, London, and Durham. Lane holds a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. As a sociologist and filmmaker, Lane's distinctive projects entertain while exploring provocative cultural complexities.
Editor Noni Korf has been working in film since she started out with a single-8 camera making stop-motion animations in grade school. She’s continued working in photography, film, and video, graduating from Cornell with a self-designed media arts degree. Her love for image-making and interest in all aspects of film and video production led her to work in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York City as a production manager for industrial films, television commercials, news features, and music videos.
Director of Photography Karen Rodriguez is an award winning film and video artist and curator living and working in Ithaca, New York. Her films have screened in festivals internationally. Recently, she curated the two Upstate Shorts screenings as a part of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in Ithaca, NY. Her film Notes on Liberty was selected as one of 30 films in the 2010 American Documentary Showcase sponsored by The U. S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Ms. Rodriguez traveled with a delegation to Poland to present the film along with other independently produced documentaries. Ms. Rodriguez completed the Master of Fine Arts program in Film and Video Production at the University of Iowa Department of Communication.
Watch POKER FACE, one of our award-winning short films here
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