Directed by Bruce Smolanoff
Written by Bruce Smolanoff and Emilie McDonald
Starring Tallie Medel, Pat Dixon, Suzanne Grodner
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A dramatic short film about Mel, a 20-year old female open mic comedian who lives with her tabloid-obsessed mother in Queens. Abandoned by her father and born into a family of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, Mel is a bottled fight waiting to erupt. Her one outlet is through stand up comedy, which she sees as her only viable escape from her bleak existence. She misguidedly seeks validation and acceptance from a misogynistic male comedian and is determined to make her mark as she navigates the late night, off the grid open mic scene.
14 mins 38 secs
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