Women in Film, Meet the Team Behind Drama-Comedy Short, Daughters of Solanas (Part 2)

From a historical perspective, are you familiar with Valerie Solanas?  She is widely known as the radical feminist behind the SCUM Manifesto.  There is an American Horror Story on Solanas where her beliefs and the infamous shooting of Andy Warhol are detailed.  While she denied SCUM being an acronym, it was referred to as the “Society for Cutting Up Men.”

Daughters of Solanas is a short, dramedy film about a group of friends who innocently become followers in a cult. It isn’t long before things get out of their control. The film, created as part of the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge is screening tonight at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. Here is the Part II of the blog post containing profiles and some fun facts about some of the women involved in the creation of the film. Click here for Part 1.  You can also visit the Instagram and Facebook pages.

Team Banks, Cast and Crew of Female Filmmakers for Daughters of Solanas – Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. Photo by Briana M. Andrews April 6, 2019.
Jodi Savitz, DP/Cinematographer – Daughters of Solanas

Jodi Savitz is the DP/Cinematographer for the Daughters of Solanas. She is a director and cinematographer based in New York City who specializes in documentary, narrative and branded content. A graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Communications, she started her career as an actress before transitioning into filmmaking. Her feature documentary, GIRL ON GIRL, received viral attention for its coverage of the LGBTQ community.  Jodi currently works with NBC Left Field as a cinematographer and investigative video journalist. Learn more by visiting her website: www.jodisavitz.com

Casey Killoran, Assistant Director – Daughters of Solanas

Casey Killoran is the Assistant Director for Daughters of Solanas.  She is a television, film and stage actress and filmmaker. Casey received her MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Acting Program where she became known for her ballsy portrayals and nuanced performances. Her film and TV credits include Shades of Blue (NBC), Sex in the City (HBO), The Zebra Room (Reinaldo Marcus Green), and her first self-produced feature film Viral Beauty. She also completed, Let Me Leave, a short film about regretting motherhood, co-staring Marc Menchaca (Ozark).

Lillie McDonough, Composer, Daughters of Solanas

Lillie McDonough is the Composer for the Daughters of Solanas. She works as a composer on indie films and games. She is also an adjunct professor at NYU. Fun fact about Lillie: Her dad was an astrologer when she was growing up.

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Katie Dickinson, Production Assistant – Daughters of Solanas.

Katie Dickinson is the Production Assistant for Daughters of Solanas. She is the co-artistic director of APT Theater, and also an actor and playwright branching into film. She has a web-series playing 80’s Shelley Duvall as if she had a never-aired cooking show.

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Chantel Simpson, Writer – Daughters of Solanas

Chantel Simpson is a Writer for Daughters of Solanas. She is a writer and documentary director / producer from Brooklyn, NY. You can learn more by visiting her website: www.thelenswoman.com

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