CAROLINE OF VIRGINIA (COV) is a short fairy tale film that premiered on July 4, 2011, at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. In celebration of the 10 year anniversary of the film, COV has been made available on my YouTube and Vimeo. Although I've come a long way as a storyteller, this movie still has a spirit and heart that permeates time.
COV wasn't my first film, but it was my first to be selected by a film festival, a screening series, and to win an award. With this one movie, I went from no public screenings, to more than ten. The film continues to receive invitations to screen all over the world.
COV was the beginning of an era where I transitioned from the stringent teachings of standard industry-style filmmaking (the film school way of filmmaking), to embracing more experimental concepts, and trying things I hadn't yet seen in film. My experience creating the film, crossed with its success in the circuit, made me feel like a filmmaker for the first time in my life. I was in my early 30's.
COV's sister film is a short sc-fi mystery: LIPSTICK LIES, and has also been made available on both platforms.
July 4, 2021
New York City