Sundance: Refinery29 Launches Female-Driven Film Series With Short From Chloe Sevigny

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ShatterBox Anthology will feature 12 short films created by female directors, writers and animators.

Refinery29 is supporting female filmmakers with a new short film series. 

ShatterBox Anthology will feature 12 films from female storytellers throughout the year, beginning this spring. 

The first project comes from Chloe Sevigny. In her directorial debut, Sevigny has adapted short story Kitty, about a girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and eventually finds herself transformed into one. The short film stars Ione Skye (Say Anything) and Lee Meriwether (Barnaby Jones). Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey (Atonement) also has signed onto the project, which is being produced by Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films and Lizzie Nastro in collaboration with executive producers Tidal and Refinery29. 

For ShatterBox Anthology, Refinery29 has enlisted the help of advisors Christine Vachon (Carol) and Pamela Koffler (Still Alice). The veteran producers will help Refinery29 identify talent and evaluate projects under consideration. The digital media company also is working with Sundance Institute on the endeavor. 

"The work of the prestigious Sundance Institute and their findings around sustainability for women within the film industry struck a personal chord, and I’m finally in a place to drive change utilizing the power of the Refinery29 platform," said Refinery29 chief content officer Amy Emmerich. "This is a critical issue that has finally made its way into the public consciousness, and while there is a growing movement to support female creators, there is so much more to be done."

Added Sundance director of women Caroline Libresco: "We are grateful to Refinery29 for their support of our programs, and we look forward to seeing the impact their ShatterBox Anthology will have on this issue."