See Me Now Premier
[TORONTO, ON] – [August 31, 2016] On September 7, Toronto-based new-company, Light the Girl Productions will premier their first film See Me Now (Short), winner of the CINEFAM-ACTRA Women of Colour Creators Short Film Challenge, at the OPENING NIGHT GALA of the Caribbean Tales International Film Festival. Three professional actresses, Dharini Woollcombe, Linda A. Palmieri, and Carin Moffat have banded together to write and produce their first film amidst the demands of motherhood. In 2016 they formed a company dedicated to making films, which reflect the true experiences of women of all colours and from all cultures. Their mandate is to change women’s stories in front of the camera by taking the reins behind the camera.
See Me Now is a poignant and magical short film about today’s everywoman. It is the story of Ambrosia, an African-Canadian end of life nurse who is lost in the drudgery of everyday life. Through a chance encounter with a former ballerina and dementia sufferer, she is brought face to face with her own creative spirit and must reassess her life as a mother, daughter and woman living in the constant servitude of others.
“This story is close to my heart – that moment when you rediscover yourself and your voice again… it’s profound.” says Dharini Woollcombe, co- writer/co-producer. Each of these writers/producers is a mother and an actor. Dharini Woollcombe (Metropia, Orphan Black, “Tout Comme Elle” – Luminato Festival), Linda A. Palmieri (produced and played lead in David Lyndsay Abaire’s Tony-nominated play, “Rabbit Hole”, NNNN, NOW Magazine) and Carin Moffat (Avenging Angelo, Saving Hope, Dead Like Me) were looking for a way to broaden their artistic endeavours within the narrow margin of the film industry. “One way to do this is to breakthrough those limitations and redefine how women are represented on screen and that starts with the story and with the producers,” says Linda A. Palimeri.
Helmed by acclaimed HBO Award Winning filmmaker Sharon Lewis, See Me Now, stars Ordena Stephens-Thompson (‘Da Kink in My Hair), Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Jani Lauzon, Ardon Bess (The King of Kensington, How She Move, Trailer Park Boys), and Keeya King (Brown Girl In The Ring).
For Immediate Release:
Three professional actresses balancing kids and careers, band together and make a movie See Me Now premiers at Caribbean Tales International Film Festival
See Me Now will enjoy its cinematic premiere during The Caribbean Tales International Film Festival Opening Night Gala on Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 8PM.
Linda A. Palmieri