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PSWIFT Filmmakers Lab

About Us

"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 Crew

The People of Filmmakers Lab

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Kim Waltrip

Director, Producer, Chairperson

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Kate Spates

Director, Producer, Product Placement

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Melissa Neiderman

Director, Producer

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Andrea Carter

Producer, Production Coordinator, Wardrobe, Makeup

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Renae Madore

Wardrobe, Props, Set Design

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Carolyn Moloshco

Writer, Props, Craft Services

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Donna Lawton

Craft Services, Props

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Steven Ciceron

Casting

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Elli Tourje

Wardrobe

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Stacy Casaluci

Casting

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Rocio Watts

Product Placement

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Patti Gribow

Director, Producer

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Caryl Eagle

Production Design

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Janice Lopez

Location Services

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Ellen Paris

Product Placement

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Angela Romero

Casting

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Cindy Shoemaker

Production Accountant

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Silva Mirzoian

production design & product placement.

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Kristin Johnson

Extra, craft services

Must be a Palm Springs Women in Film & Television (PSWIFT) member to participate in the Filmmakers Lab.

Many of our members are currently working writers, producers, directors, crew etc. and have a tremendous amount of experience.  They were mentoring those who are looking to break into the industry or bring their specific talents to our community.

What better way to learn how to make a film than to go make one?! Join PSWIFT, then let us know you are interested in joining the crew by completing the Volunteer form.


 

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