Links:

Podcast interview on Women Crush Wednesday by New York Women in Film and Television about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Podcast interview on Female Filmmaker Fuse on LA Talk Radio about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Podcast interview on Pink Among Men about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Article on Sanford School alumni news about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge and my other projects

Podcast interview on Nothing Shines Like Dirt about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Podcast interview on Dela Darling Podcast about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge and my home state of Delaware

11 Things I Learned While Producing My First Short Film on the New York Women in Film and Television blog

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" highlighted on the Cinema Village website after New York Short Film Festival screening

I interviewed the director of an Oscar-nominated short for the NYWIFT blog

About me:

I’m a New York City-based actor, writer, and producer primarily focused on film and TV. I am also the founder and co-director of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge, a women-in-film initiative that puts together teams of professional filmmakers that write, shoot, edit and score short films in just one weekend.

 

Several of my short films are currently being screened at festivals: "Ask for Jane" (actor), "That Very Evening" (actor/producer), “Lovestuck” (actor/writer/producer), “Home Invasion for the Holidays” (actor), and “Confession on Pleasant Street” (actor). Scroll down for details on screenings and tickets!

 

Additionally, three films I'm involved in are in post-production: “Ms. Connections” (actor/writer), "Pit Stop" (actor) and “Dark Blue” (producer). Check back for updates!

 

I am passionate about ending gender inequality on both stage and screen, so projects with multifaceted, interesting female characters are really exciting to me. I also love collaborative processes after gaining a lot of experience with ensemble-created work in college.

I have a B.A. in theater and French (with a minor in creative writing) from Bucknell University. I completed the Meisner summer intensive at the Esper Studio as well as on-camera acting classes at Stella Adler here in New York.

 

I also still perform live from time to time — in the past two years, for example, I sang in a Victorian Christmas caroling quartet!

 

When I’m not working in film, I serve as the editor-in-chief of BORO, a magazine about Astoria, Long Island City, and Sunnyside in Queens, NYC.

What's happening:

Reading of the feature film "Ultra"

I played several female roles in the first reading of the feature screenplay "Ultra" by Victoria Negri ("Gold Star"). The reading was held for an audience of fellow filmmakers at Stonestreet Studios in Chelsea.

"That Very Evening" screened in NYC

I play Charlotte in this film noir short made for the inaugural Women's Weekend Film Challenge. It was screened at Anthology Film Archives on Tuesday, Oct. 23, as part of the NYWIFT Member Screening Series, followed by a Q&A.

Interviewed on Female Filmmaker Fuse podcast

The Female Filmmaker Fuse podcast on LA Talk Radio interviewed me about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge. The podcast was hosted by Alexa Polar and Robin Pabello.

Moderated talkback at Chelsea Film Festival

I was invited by the Chelsea Film Festival to moderate the talkback after one of the feature film screenings at the AMC on 34th Street.

World premiere of "Ask For Jane"

I attended the world premiere of "Ask For Jane" at the Hamptons International Film Festival on Oct. 7. I play Marie in this feature film about a real-life group of women who helped other women get safe abortions before they were legal.

Women's Weekend Film Challenge screening

We held a participants-only screening on Sept. 29 at Anthology Film Archives for the eight short films created during the Women's Weekend Film Challenge on Sept. 20-23: "Game Over," "Pretty Dead," "And So It Is," "Z-Born," "When They Met," "Boardwalk," "#TheLastStraw" and "Gingersnap." As founder and co-director of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge, I served as a producer on all eight films. 

"Ask For Jane" West Coat premiere announced

"Ask For Jane" will have its West Coast premiere at the Napa Valley Film Festival, as reported by Variety. I play Marie in this film about the real-life Jane Collective, a group of women who helped other women get safe abortions before they were legal.

First voice acting gig! Loop group for "Bite Me"

I had my first voice acting gig as part of the loop group for the feature film "Bite Me."

Moderator of Women in Film panel at NYCIFF

I was invited to moderate the Women in Film panel at the NYC Independent Film Festival, with panelists Naomi McDougall Jones, Lauren Atkins, Danielle Earle and Joanna Pickering.

Panelist at Shorts Night Film Festival

Tracy Sayre and I were invited to speak about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge on the Production Scraps panel at the Shorts Night Film Festival, held at Arts on Site in Manhattan.

Filming of "Pit Stop"

I play Trina in this short comedy made for the HBO Women in Comedy challenge.

Featured on "Nothing Shines Like Dirt" podcast

Tracy Sayre and I were proud to speak about the Women's Weekend Film Challenge on episode #45 of the podcast "Nothing Shines Like Dirt." Listen to our episode here!

Women's Weekend Film Challenge screening

We held a participants-only screening for the nine films created during the Women's Weekend Film Challenge: "Mila & MiMi Too," "Greater Good," "Unheard," "That Very Evening," "Shockshuka," "Nora," "Superhero Betty," "Don't Mind Me" and "Nationals." As founder and co-director of the Women's Weekend Film Challenge, I served as a producer on all nine films. 

Inaugural Women's Weekend Film Challenge

We held the inaugural Women's Weekend Film Challenge on the weekend of Jan. 18 - 21. During this time, nine teams of all-female casts and crews each created a short film. There were 160+ participants in total. Click here for more information!

Filming of comedic promo video

I play Jenna in the comedic opening video for the Silver Sound Showdown festival.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to screen in Portland

We've been accepted to the Festive Film Festival in Portand, Oregon, which will be held on Dec. 17.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays screened in New Jersey

Our film was screened at the Popup Anthology in the beautiful Hopewell Theater on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened at the River Town Film Festival

Our screening was on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Red Mill Theater.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened in Brooklyn

Our film was screened at the Artists and Beers screening series at Dean Street in Brooklyn on Nov. 2 with five other films.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to be screened at the Southern City Film Festival

Our film will be screened in South Carolina between Nov. 2-5; check back for the exact time and location.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to be screened at a New Jersey short film festival

We shot "Home Invasion" in NJ, so it's only fitting that we will have a screening there! Catch the film at the Roselle Park Arts Festival on Sept. 23.

Acted in reading of feature film screenplay

I acted in a reading of "Director's Cut," a feature that takes place on the set of a horror film. I played Quinn, an effusive extra on the set who was obsessed with the Kardashian-type lead character, and Sandy, a cheesy reporter on an "Access Hollywood"-type show.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened in San Francisco

Our film was screened at Cinema Preview on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Filming of "Ask for Jane"

I play Marie in this awesome film about the real-life Jane Collective, a group of women who helped other women get safe abortions before they were legal! Stay tuned for more info.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to be screened in Seattle

"Home Invasion" was accepted to The New Classic Cinema Film Festival in Seattle and will be screened on July 25.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" at LIIFE

Our film was screened at the Long Island International Film Expo on July 18. Watch an interview with me and Elizabeth Watson here, and read about our LIIFE screening in a Long Island Press article here.

"Lovestuck" screening in Brooklyn

Our film was screened at Artists and Beers at Dean Street in Brooklyn on June 22.

"Lovestuck" to screen in North Carolina

We've been accepted to Screenings at Sonorous in Raleigh, NC, which will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 7 p.m.! 

 

"Lovestuck" to premiere at the Queens World Film Festival

Come see our screening at the Queens World Film Festival in Astoria, Queens! "Lovestuck" will be screened in the Queens Corner film block in the Redstone Theater at the Museum of the Moving Image at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. View our listing on the festival's site here. Tickets are here (use code qwff7 for $4 off).

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to be screened at The Women's Film Festival in Philly

See "Home Invasion" with seven other short comedies in the Lighter Side Shorts Program at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Tickets here.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened at the Equinox Film Festival in Alaska

We were screened on Saturday, March 11, in the Glenn Massay Theater in Palmer, AK! Link here.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened at Anthology Film Archives as part of the NYWIFT member screening series

Our film will be shown with other short comedies on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. Buy tix here.

UPDATE: This screening is SOLD OUT!

Best Short Film and Best Actress nominations at a Montreal screening series

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" was a Best Short Film nominee at the January screening of the monthly Sweet As festival in Montreal, Quebec. My co-star Elizabeth Watson and I were both nominated as Best Actress.

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" screened at NewFilmmakers NY

Come see our screening on Dec. 21, just in time for Christmas!

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" to make NY premiere at the New York Short Film Festival

Find us in Block 6 on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 9 p.m. at Cinema Village in Greenwich Village. Tickets are here.

UPDATE: Our screening is SOLD OUT!

Filming of "Ms. Connections"

I wrote and acted in the short comedy "Ms. Connections," which is in post-production now!

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" premieres at Lancaster International Short Film Festival

I play Carissa in this short, which premiered at an international festival in Lancaster, PA, on Oct. 21.

"Confession on Pleasant Street" in consideration for Audience Award

This film was one of the six shorts being considered for the SOHO International Film Festival Audience Award for short films!

"Confession on Pleasant Street" premieres at SOHO International Film Festival!

I play Louise in this short, which premiered on June 11 at 11 a.m. as part of Shorts Program A.

Filming of "Kara and Sam"

I play Sam in this short about two college roommates whose friendship is tested when the stresses of school becomes too much. It was written and directed by Barnard student Sarah Choi.

 

Filming of the short film "Dark Blue"

I worked as the on-set producer for this short about a high school girl who begins a secret relationship wtih a mysterious (and ultimately dangerous) man.

 

Filming of "Lovestuck"

I produced, wrote, and acted in this comedic short film that shows me and my roommate coming home from a series of first dates, making fun of our completely different approaches to dating. The editing process is about to begin, and then I will be submitting it to film festivals.

 

Reading of the short film "Minutes"

I acted as a 17-year-old girl helping her younger sister through a tough time in a reading of a draft of the short film "Minutes," by Tracy Sayre and Caroline Roberts.

 

"Home Invasion for the Holidays" is completed!

This short film that we shot in August is now completed, on IMDb, and being submitted to festivals. More info to come!

 

Christmas caroling gigs

I got into the holiday spirit by singing the soprano part in a Victorian caroling quartet for some performances at Nassau Country Club.

 

Joined New York Women in Film and TV

I joined New York Women in Film and TV (NYWIFT) as a Next Wave member.

 

Filming of an NYU student film

I play Melina in an NYU student film, "Lychenphobic," directed by Siena East as her thesis.

 

First screening of "Confession on Pleasant Street"

Editing on this short film has been completed, and the cast and crew had an opportunity to watch it before festival submissions.

 

Filming of "Home Invasion for the Holidays"

I play Carissa in this comedic short film, produced by Silver Sound, that will be released and submitted to film festivals later this year.

 

Film and TV classes at Stella Adler

I recently finished the intermediate acting for film and TV class with Alberto Bonilla, followed by Todd Thaler's advanced on-camera class, both at Stella Adler studio. 

 

Reading of “The Winter’s Tale”

I performed in a reading of a new musical based on the Shakespeare play at Pearl Studios.

 

Filming of “Confession on Pleasant Street”

I play Louise in this short film, written and directed by Samantha Brooks, which will be submitted to film festivals.

 

Workshop performance of “D & I”

My friend and collaborator, Victoria Moyer, and I devised a one-act play inspired by the Greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus, which we performed at the Ume Group’s “THE WORKSHOP at Grace & St. Paul’s Church.” Afterward, we were able to exchange feedback with other performers.

© 2019 by Katrina Medoff