PSWIFT Filmmakers Lab
"Educating filmmakers one frame at a time"
A program of Palm Springs Women in Film & Television (PSWIFT), our Filmmakers Lab is currently working on our third short film - The Splendor of You.
In February 2020, Palm Springs Women in Film created a short film committee with a mission to engage members to produce a short film to be entered into the Palm Springs Short Fest.
At our first meeting, an idea was born and a final script for “Accidental Date” was locked on March 18, 2020 right as COVID-19 hit.
"Accidental Date" is a story idea proposed by Kate Spates, who sits on the board of directors for Palm Springs Women in Film. The film is the story of a young Russian woman who visits Palm Springs for a conference and is in search of a date.
In July 2020, “Aftermath” was presented by Kim Waltrip, who was the President of PSWIFT, and added to the project with Eileen Davidson signing on to star.
The Filmmakers Lab was able to make both films in the middle of the pandemic using all proper precautions.
"Accidental Date" was entered into a number of short film festivals and received ten accolades. "Aftermath" is currently in film festivals around the world.
A new talk show series "PS After Dark with host Tristan Rogers" was added in Summer of 2021 and is currently on YouTube.
The People of Filmmakers Lab
Director, Producer, Chairperson
Producer, Production Coordinator, Wardrobe, Makeup
Wardrobe, Props, Set Design
Writer, Props, Craft Services
Craft Services, Props
production design & product placement.
Extra, craft services