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Janice came up for the idea about Bella Maddo (a slight reworking of "crazy beautiful" in Italian, and Bella is the name of the mother character). She and Jen worked on the script while Janice searched for financing and lining up a production facility. To further complicate matters, Janice, originally a Brooklynite who had lived for long periods of time in LA, was currently with with her husband and son living in Panama. Upon moving back to Florida, she secured financing, and connected with Canvas Films, a Fort Lauderdale production facility. The idea of using all trans actors (playing cis roles) came from her own frustrations with being cast in a narrow niche. But gathering them all together proved a challenge.
Sun. July 11 at 9:45pm in the program of comedy shorts "From Uranus to Titicaca"; the Director's Guild of America Theater #1 - 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles
Thu, Jul 15th 9:45pm "From Uranus to Titicaca" program of shorts; Laemmle Sunset 5 - 8000 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood
Sun, Jul 11th 9:45pm at Sat, Jul 17th 5:00pm. In the program "Trans Politics Then and Now" Following the screenings, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Riku Matsuda. Director's Guild of America Theater 2 7920 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles