ANNOUNCED: Pound for Pound is a true story about a group of diverse women from Willesden Bus Garage in London in 1918, who went on strike after they were excluded from a war bonus the men were given (to help with the rising cost of living). Male and female workers up and down the country joined in. It's estimated approximately 20,000 went on strike to support.
Written and directed by Elizabeth Dixon
Music by The Great Escape
Helen Keller, an avid civil rights activist known for being deaf and blind, faces prejudice from the public, her family, and even herself. Based on a true story, Whirlpool, by Kate Baxter and Elizabeth Dixon, is attached to a feature film screenplay.
Since finishing the film in May 2017, Whirlpool has been accepted in over 25 film festivals, awarded a RIFA award through BAFTA in London, Best Short at SF Deaf Fest, Best Short at Austin Indie Fest, Best Actress (Kate Baxter) and others and qualified for the 2019 Academy-Award in the live action short film category.
ANNOUNCED: Set in London, this coming of age Jewish family drama explores the meanings of love, integrity, and belief.
Over Shabbat dinner, Myra Hirsch receives an unexpected offer to attend Cambridge. The announcement devolves into a power struggle between Myra and her father, Jonah. Issues of independence, daughterly devotion, and stifling paternal protection explode, threatening to shatter the snow globe of Jewish orthodoxy her father’s crafted to protect her. Myra searches for answers making a discovery that strips her of her teenage naivety.
Written and directed by Joëlle Dong
ANNOUNCED: Composers Dame Evelyn Glennie and Jered Sorkin translate the connections of the iconic Helen Keller through vibration, pulse, and music. This short documentary explores the composition for the Academy-Award qualified short film, Whirlpool
Written and directed by Kate Baxter and Elizabeth Dixon
In celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare we recreated a soliloquy from the beloved Hamlet with a fresh view of this memorable tale.
Directed by Kami Weddick
Music composed and performed by Kate Baxter
Pretty Good Run is Five FIfty Five's debut short film winning international awards across the festival circuit of 2016.
Directed by Kate Baxter