STANDOFF was selected as the Audience Favorite at MSP International Film Festival 2022 and we couldn’t be happier!

We especially give a shout out to our longtime collaborator Dan Dukich who wrote the stunning soundtrack and our newer and just as loved collaborator Savannah Reich for her brilliant script. 

The short film is part of a planned trilogy of connected comic shorts that imagine a feminist, multi-ethnic Wild West. Part two, GIRLS AT THE PAINTED BIRD by Savannah Reich will shoot in Minnesota in Sept 2022 with Lisa once again directing and with a soundtrack once again composed by Dan. We will share details as soon as it’s ready to view. The origins of the shorts trilogy can be traced to our research in San Francisco and Minnesota as we created the play DENIM in 2017/18. 

Other shout outs are in order to Lisa’s steadfast and patient film making mentor Matt Anderson and our amazing cast of STANDOFF, Jane Froiland, Ryan Cobert, Jon Cole and Meghan Kreidler. 

This year STANDOFF was also an official selection at the Berlin International Art Film Festival, the Amsterdam Short Film Festival and the Toronto International Women’s Film Festival. We will keep you posted as other festivals weigh in!

The 90 second trailer for STANDOFF can be viewed here