Consommé is a six-minute horror film which begs the question: What is an appropriate response to sexual violence? Sparse, raw, cathartic, and humorously visceral, Consommé screams out like 90s feminist punk rock — Bikini Kill in pictures.
After a vicious fight, a woman simmers with anger as she heads home through Brooklyn’s threatening streets. When she’s attacked, her fiercest self takes over to fight for her life. The following morning, bruised and beaten, she purges and cleans.
At festivals, Consommé inspires heated discussion, questions and comments like this one from a young woman during a Q&A: “It was so inspiring and satisfying to see a woman fight with everything she has.
Consommé is a rallying cry to the lions who live in us all — it says enough is enough.
CONSOMMÉ screened at the following festivals in 2016:
- NIGHTHAWK SHORTSFEST
- THE WINTER FILM AWARDS
- THE ANNAPOLIS FILM FESTIVAL
- WERNER HERZOG'S "ROGUE FILM SCHOOL"
- LITTLE HORROR PICTURE SHOW
- 10 BY 10 VARIETY SHOW
- CONEY ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
- BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL
- PICTURE FARM FILM FESTIVAL
- BUSHWICK FF AT GUADALUPE INN
- GREENWICH VILLAGE FILM FEST
PRAISE FOR CONSOMMÉ:
"Ending with your film, every audience member is going to want to go out and conquer the world in the name of women.” -- Juliet Burch, Programming Director, Annapolis Film Festival
"I liked the editing." --Werner Herzog
"I think the film is the best one of yours I've seen -- a complete story in a few minutes, with no words." --Calvin Trillin
"Your film will stick with me for a long time and I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing"--Audience member, Annapolis Film Festival.