Grab 'em by the Microphone! Independent Feature Film To the New Girl Releases on VOD
To the New Girl, a stage to screen independent feature film highlights women in front of and behind the camera.
"During this time when people are unfortunately unable to go and see live theatre we're really pleased to be able to release To the New Girl, which hopefully brings a little bit of that theatre experience to people's home screens." - Laura Hunter Drago
To the New Girl is a truly independent film, funded by a Kickstarter campaign by supporters of women in entertainment. The micro budget project was made with an all-women cast and creative team and based on the critically acclaimed play of the same name written by Samanta Macher.
"Live theatre is so important. At its best, you're in the moment with these characters. Though we can't exactly replace the experience of being with our audience in person, the film is true to the medium. It's intimate, simple, and heartfelt. We hope that those watching at home get a similar feeling as those who saw it on stage through the years." - Samantha Macher
"What I love about this project is that Samantha's writing really connects with audiences on a universal level and our actresses bring the words to life with these phenomenal performances. I'm so excited that we're able to share that with audiences and spark some interesting conversations about how we all process heartbreak and relationships."
Produced by Laura Hunter Drago, the cast includes performances from Charlotte Evelyn Williams, Lavetta Cannon, Mara Klein, Kelly L. Goodman, Laura Emily Castle, Samantha Carro, Leslie Simms, Skyler Vallo, Alexandra Boylan, and Dawn Noel.
About New Girl Pictures
New Girl Pictures is a film production company created by Laura Hunter Drago and Samantha Macher. Based out of Los Angeles focused on creating content by and for women, with a special emphasis on hiring new female filmmakers in positions behind the camera. The company's first feature film, To the New Girl, had its festival premiere at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater on Hollywood & Highland in early 2020. To the New Girl has received numerous awards and been made an official selection at the Golden State Film Festival and the inaugural FEMINYSTA Film Festival. It was also selected at the Queen Palm International Film Festival in Palm Springs, where it was awarded Best Feature for a First Time Filmmaker and Best Writer, as well as runner up for Best Actress (Skyler Vallo) and an Honorable Mention for Best Editing. Also released in 2020, short film The Echo is an animated piece that was created during the COVID-19 quarantine with social distancing in place. The film won runner up at the Coven Film Festival's Quarantine Challenge through Seed & Spark, and was made an official selection at the DaVinci International Film Festival's "COVIDaVINCI"
Christa Scherck, Publicist