A SHORT FILM BY JENNY KLEIMAN
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When a power outage threatens Landry Family Furniture’s final “Going Out of Business” sale, Martha, the matriarch, attempts to reconnect the power and her fractured family.

FILM INVASION L.A.

Grand Jury Prize - Best Short (Comedy)

Filmmaker Jury Prize - Outstanding Acting (Ensemble Cast)

VENICE FILM AWARDS

Winner: Best US Comedy

Winner: Best US Producers

INDIE SHORT AWARDS

Winner: Best Women's Short

Winner: Best Dark Comedy

Nomination: Jenny Kleiman for Best Director

Nomination: Best Indie Short

USA FILM FESTIVAL

Awards Finalist

Selected for the 50th Annual Curated Schedule

DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL

Awards Semi-Finalist

LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Awards Semi-Finalist

OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2020 FESTIVALS

Lighthouse International Film Festival | Online Premiere

USA Film Festival Shorts Competition & 50th Annual Curated Schedule | Live Premiere

Austin Film Festival

Golden Door International Film Festival

Film Invasion LA

Orlando International Film Festival

Lady Filmmakers Festival

Portland Comedy Film Festival 

New York No Limits "Art of the Short"

NewFilmmakers NY

Big Apple Film Festival

New Faces New Voices

Uptown Women's Film Festival of New York

 

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Jenny Kleiman is a screenwriter, director, and producer of SOFA QUEEN. 
 

Born in Manhattan and raised in Charleston, SC, Jennifer “Jenny” Kleiman received her BFA in Film Production with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from University of Colorado at Boulder.

As a screenwriter, Jenny's first feature script, AMERICAN PRINCESS, was featured on The Black List as the #1 Trending Script for two weeks in March 2019 and finished #16 overall for the first quarter. She is currently in development on tv pilot of the dystopian thriller, DOUBLE VISION. 

 

Her industry experience began with an apprenticeship under Roman Coppola at The Directors Bureau in 2011 until various commercial work took her on the road in 2013.

 

In 2014, Jenny co-founded her production company, The Royal Wild, with childhood friend and collaborator, Kayla Morrisey. Focused on both feature and commercial work, their growing commercial roster includes international brands such as Adidas, BMW, and SEE Eyewear. Further, the company’s first feature project, KILL THE FLEURS, is currently in pre-production for Spring 2020; a co-production with Adrenaline Entertainment.

Jenny is also the co-founder of the startup, Women's Independent Film Channel, or WIFC TV, a streaming service cultivating exposure for women in film. WIFC TV was selected for the competitive 2017 class of Project Entrepreneur by the Rent the Runway Foundation.

 

Jenny loves living in New York, throwing pottery on a wheel, and her very good boy, Vali, a Border Collie mix.

 

Follow @sofaqueenfilm for the latest!

 
 

CONTACT

direct contact
represented by

Lauren Craniotes

Gersh Agency

lcraniotes@gersh.com

CREDITS

 

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jenny Kleiman

 

STARRING Nikki James

CO-STARRING: 

Paris Peterson as DIAMOND 

Ben Paul Williams as RUSS

Tait Ruppert as GENE

Gabrielle Arles as ROXIE

FEATURING:

Emily C. Davis as YOUNG MARTHA

Spencer Veloudis as YOUNG DIAMOND

James Scherr as YOUNG RUSS

PRODUCERS Jason Leiva, Sinclair Rankin, Jenny Kleiman

LINE PRODUCER Isabella Olaguera

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Joshua Echevarria

EDITOR Shaya Mulcahy

PRODUCTION DESIGNER Caroline B. Scott

COSTUME DESIGNER Nina Bova

CHOREOGRAPHER Andy Frank

ORIGINAL MUSIC & COMPOSITION Blake Crawford

MUSIC SUPERVISOR Ethan Converse

SOUND CREATIVE DESIGN & ENGINEER Rob Kahn

SOUND DESIGNER Doug Moss

SOUND STUDIO Mixology Post

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR Lucien Harriot

VFX STUDIO Mechanism Digital 

COLORIST Gene Curley

COLOR STUDIO Nice Shoes

 

UPM Panita Chanrasmi Lefebvre

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Dina Graham

2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Nicholas Keil

2ND 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Gabriel Gálvez

SCRIPT SUPERVISOR Ashley Gibson        

 

1ST AC Jake Shapiro

2ND AC & DIT Swelee Jospeh & Briana Caberson

B CAMERA & STILLS Jason Leiva

GAFFER Gulab Singh

BEST BOY ELECTRIC Sarah Leriche

KEY GRIP Eric Bujnowski

BEST BOY GRIP Gabe Waldman

 

HAIR & MAKEUP HEAD Nichole Hernandez

 

SOUND RECORDIST & BOOM OP Rob Acocella

 

KEY PA Enzo Flores

SET PA Augustus Thornton

PRE-PRO PA & DRIVER Grace Garrahan

CASTING ASSISTANT Adam Ross Glickman
CASTING SERVICES  Backstage & Breakdown Express    

LEAD DIGITAL COMPOSITOR Fangge Chen

DIGITAL COMPOSITOR Constance Conrad & Mark Palkoski

HEAD OF OPERATIONS Kathereena Singh

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Silas Fischer

VFX PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Miranda Jacoby

COLOR EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tara Holmes

COLOR ASSISTANT Tom Tomlinson

COLOR PRODUCER Andrew Pandolfino

SHOT ON LOCATION

UNCLAIMED FRIEGHT

SONG CREDITS

"Nommo"

Composed by Jaymie Merrit

Performed by Max Roach Quartet

Producer Underground, Inc.

"90s TV Music"

Written and Performed by George Streicher

Courtesy of G.W. Streicher Music

"Martha's Theme"

Written and Performed by Blake Crawford

"Slipper Satin"

Written and Performed by Keith Papworth

Courtesy of De Wolfe Music USA, Inc.

"Out for the Count"

Written and Performed by Tim Garland

Courtesy of Audio Network Inc.

"Remember Me"

Written by Seymour "Sonny" Miller

Published by B Feldman & Co LTD (PRS)

Performed by Ray Noble and His Orchestra with Al Bowlly (Vocals)

Courtesy of Sony ATV

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

THE ROYAL WILD

LEIVA LLC

SAG AFTRA

NICE SHOES

MECHANISM DIGITAL

MIXOLOGY POST

THE NEW JERSEY FILM COMMISSION