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Strictly Elizabeth’s What Happened To Stephanie? Short Film Award Winner + Screening at Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival Tonight + Four More Accolades
STRICTLY ELIZABETH’S WHAT HAPPENED TO STEPHANIE? SHORT FILM SCREENING AND AWARD EVENT SET FOR LOS ANGELES ROCKS FILM FESTIVAL
This is the Fifth Short Film Award Selection for What Happened to Stephanie? This Year
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA (THURSDAY MAY 20, 2021) – Strictly Elizabeth’s animated short film What Happened To Stephanie? is set for a screening and award event tonight at the Los Angeles Rocks Film Festival. The film is the winner in the Best Animation segment. The event will be held at Klikstudio (831 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015) in downtown Los Angeles.
Directed by Ciro Ayala of Provoke Films, the film was written and produced by Jessica Elizabeth Davenport who conceptualized the film and storyboards from her songs as heard in the film. This is the film’s fifth award selection this year. Awards have come from The Los Angeles Film Awards (Best Music Video), Venice Shorts Film Awards, Los Angeles Film & Script Festival (Best Animation) and the San Francisco Indie Short Festival.
“It’s really rewarding to see these characters, the story and the music resonating with so many people with the short film What Happened to Stephanie?,” said Jessica Elizabeth Davenport who conceptualized and storyboarded the film from songs off the Strictly Elizabeth album What Happened to Stephanie?. “Director Ciro Ayala and I worked closely on this project and it’s exciting to see that something we worked so hard on is getting attention from these independent film festivals and has been nominated and won so many film awards this past year.”
Together the three songs tell the story of two women, Liz and Stephanie along with their male companions Zee and Hayden. The story takes place in lower Manhattan in the summer of the Occupy Wall Street movement, after 9/11 and before COVID 19.
Starting with the track “Oscillation Friday,” we are introduced to the four characters at Happy Hour. “Baby C’Mon” questions the joys and dangers of connecting with someone new at a club, a juxtaposition of elation from love found on the dance floor and violence in the face of rejection. “Seduction Trash” explores the aftermath of sudden love, and the human tendency to reenact unresolved traumas.
Strictly Elizabeth’s new album Contemporary Construction is set for release on Friday May 28 digitally with vinyl to follow. It will be distributed via DashGo on Data Water Records.