A SHORT FILM BY JENNY KLEIMAN
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
Selected for the 50th Annual Curated Schedule
DUMBO FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS
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"
Big Apple Film Festival
New Faces New Voices
Uptown Women's Film Festival of New York
Learn more about SOFA QUEEN by downloading our press kit below.
SOFA QUEEN WINS BEST US COMEDY AND BEST US PRODUCERS AT VENICE SHORTS
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.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Jenny Kleiman
STARRING Nikki James
Paris Peterson as DIAMOND
Ben Paul Williams as RUSS
Tait Ruppert as GENE
Gabrielle Arles as ROXIE
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
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
Written and Performed by Blake Crawford
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.
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
THE NEW JERSEY FILM COMMISSION