Filmmakers Mischa Dani Goodman and Caitlin Simpson, both proud Chelsea residents (for years and weeks, respectively) have both done Chelsea proud, with the acceptance of their female-driven short film Unbridaled into the SOHO International Film Festival. Screening on Friday, October 7, Unbridaled sees producers Goodman and Simpson in lead roles, addressing in personal and universal ways the expectations put on women to settle down (via marriage, in this case).
“It has taken us years(!) to get where we are today, and we believe our neighbors will find our story inspiring,” they say. Don’t take their word for it, but do take a minute to watch the trailer by clicking here—after which we think you’ll be sold, based on the film’s classic clock-is-ticking “quest” premise and the immediately apparent chemistry between the real life Chelsea residents. Others agree: Past screenings of Unbridaled have yielded Goodman and Simpson a Best Ensemble Cast award (Atlanta Shortfest) and a shared win for Best Actress in a Comedy (Bridgeport Film Festival). Quirky, tenacious, and laugh-out-loud funny, Unbridaled is an endeavor as unique and compelling as the Manhattan neighborhood its creators call home.
The New York premiere of “Unbridaled” (runtime, 15 minutes) screens as part of the Soho International Film Festival on Friday, October 7, 9:25pm in Auditorium 2 at Village East (189 Second Ave.). For tickets ($18.89) to this and other films screening as part of Shorts Program B, click here. To visit the film’s website, click here. To watch the film’s trailer, click here. Directed by Chelsea Bryn Lockie. Screenplay by Thom Harp. Produced by Desirée Abetya, Chelsea Bryn Lockie, Jackie Schwartz, Mischa Dani Goodman, Caitlin Simpson, and Marco Shalma. Cast: Caitlin Simpson, Mischa Dani Goodman, Evan Michael, Michael Bonini, Jason Nadal, Laura Kay Clark, Dylann Holm, Pagie Wilson, Tiffany Vinters, Amelia Gwaltney, and Kelsea Baker.
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