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For the third and fourth seasons of the female-directed short film series, Shatterbox, Refinery29 is partnering with Level Forward.
Chloe Sevigny, who participated in Shatterbox’s first season, will return as a featured director in the series’ third season. Her short film, White Echo, has been selected to screen at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and will compete for the short film Palme d’Or.
The other directors who contributed short films to the most recent season of Shatterbox are Veronica Rodriguez, Nicole Emanuele, Kantú Lentz, Tiffany J. Johnson, Parisa Barani and Channing Godfrey Peoples.
“We are so honored to partner with Level Forward on the upcoming third and fourth seasons of Shatterbox. Their dedication to equity, together with the accountability they show as a brand, is a testament to their commitment in adapting the system, through and beyond these stories,” said Refinery29‘s chief content officer and president of North America, Amy Emmerich. “With three films from the first two seasons currently being developed into feature films, Shatterbox has grown from a moment into a movement, serving as a creative launch pad and development platform for female voices. And now, we’re ready for those voices to shake the industry rafters from the director’s chair.”
“Shatterbox is one of those great movements where we directly empower women and disprove the myth that women’s stories are monolithic or niche. Season three brings wildly different perspectives and talents, commercial appeal and compelling, high-level work,” said Level Forward CEO Adrienne Becker. “So get ready — this is just the warm-up to inside-out industry transformation, and Level Forward’s partnership with Refinery29 is a potent collaboration towards progress.”
In partnering with Level Forward — the startup studio that is focused on projects from underrepresented voices, founded by Abigail Disney and the producers behind Killer Content — Shatterbox is pledging to be Gun Neutral. Meaning, for every prop gun included in a Shatterbox short film, a budget line item has been created to advance the work of organizations that destroy illegal firearms, invest in youth STEAM programs that serve areas affected by gun violence and support research of the consequences of gun violence onscreen.
Launched in 2016, Shatterbox has acted as an incubator female directing talent, featuring projects from directors including Kristen Stewart, Courtney Hoffman and Anu Valia.
Find information about Shatterbox and details on season three film here.
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