Original Score, Music Composition & Supervision by Pippa Kelmenson.
女儿 / Daughters is a short film that follows the lives of a Chinese immigrant, Evie, and her Chinese American daughter, Maeve. The two women navigate their relationship, cultural differences, and differing experiences of alienation in America against the backdrop of a debutante ball.
The film focuses on Asian/Asian American women, and the production team behind it backs up Loverboy Productions’s commitment to amplifying these under-represented voices in the film industry. Loverboy prioritizes hiring female dept heads and working with Asian and Asian American production team members, putting together a young, passionate team committed to telling the story imagined by writer/directors Nora Battelle and Emmy Liu.
Produced by Loverboy Productions, LLC.
Nora Battelle is a New York-based writer who has worked across mediums and genres. She has written previously for the Hairpin, the Awl, and the LARB blog, and is currently a multimedia staff writer at Thrive Global. A New York native, she thrives on the energy and vitality of the diverse city that welcomed her mother from Romania in the 60s. The potential of the city for change but also its traditions and history are fascinating to her. She studied English Literature and French at Swarthmore college, and is interested in the innovative ways language and visual storytelling techniques can be used to explore contemporary life.
Emmy Liu is a freelance writer from New York. After graduating Swarthmore College with an English literature and Film and Media Studies, she moved back to New York to pursue writing, filmmaking, and design. This film is largely based on her own experiences as a first generation Asian American woman and her passionate interest in archiving and articulating the oftentimes complicated relationship between identity, girlhood, and relationships, whether that be familial or otherwise.
Julia Waldman is a filmmaker born and raised on Long Island. After being accepted into NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study film and television, she moved to the big apple to pursue her passion for screenwriting, video production, and video editing. Since graduating last year, Julia has worked as a freelance producer, videographer, and editor, using her talent for storytelling in a variety of capacities. Julia believes in using these acquired skills to be a part of projects that bring to light the very authentic and important stories about marginalized communities.