Written by Audrey Lane & Lizzy Walther; Directed by Audrey.
Based on the personal experiences of Lizzy Walther, a farmer’s daughter.
A Farmer’s Daughter is a coming of age short film that explores the strained relationship between a girl and her father. Growing up as the first-born on a small family farm in rural Indiana, Betty felt pressured to please her father by fulfilling the traditional expectations of the ideal farmer’s firstborn: a son, and working just as hard as her father. However, she quickly finds herself challenged by physical limitations, a strong hate of farm work, and a natural inclination towards potion bottles, make-believe, and the world outside of Indiana. Upon returning home from college, Betty is forced to face her past and accept the tension that has grown between her and her father over the years.
I created this short film during these past few months spent in quarantine. The separation and forced distance among individuals as well as the rising death toll stirred in me thoughts about loneliness, connection with nature, connection with self, intimacy, and loss. How is loneliness just time spent with the world? How can we accept loss as a natural part of life? How can loss deepen our appreciation for life? (filmed entirely on an iPhone)
Indie Short Fest: best experimental short, Aug 2020
Cannes Short Film Festival: official selection 2020
Every Saturday at 8pm EST
- we gather
- we share
- we support
- we continue creating
I created weekly open mic nights after hearing about so many of my friends’ experiences being isolated in their apartments and finding it very hard to find joy in creating anymore. I wanted to create a space where everyone is welcome, any share is welcome (from poetry to burlesque to music to live paintings to tarot) that serves the sole purpose of bringing joy to those involved.
The community continues to grow and grow, with about 50ish people tuning in per week, and now people who I never met are messaging me asking to share their passions with the group. We have people from Colombia, UK, California, Indiana, Martha’s Vineyard, Texas, and much more, tuning in each week! We celebrated our 1 month anniversary on May 2 and I plan to continue the weekly tradition as long as it continues to bring happiness. Hopefully even more people will join and be able to experience the love that I have been lucky enough to feel every Saturday night.
Produced and directed by Audrey Lane
I met Mikey my freshman year of college. After applying for a bunch of jobs, Mikey’s mom, Eleanor, reached out to me to start working with Mikey as his buddy. Quickly me and Mikey’s relationship transformed from “buddies” to real friendship. While spending time with Mikey, I noticed myself changing. I saw the way he interacted with the people in the places we frequented, the excitement he took in seeing his friends after just a few hours away from them, the compassion he exhibited for anyone who looked even slightly sad, and his contagious pure joy for simple moments. I decided his story and outlook was something that needed to be shared so that others could experience his magic.
MIKEY is a short documentary that looks into the life and spirit of Mikey Lorch. A beautiful human being who was born with developmental differences. Mikey leads his life in an extraordinary way and has proven to be a teacher and light to those who know him. I hope you can feel his spirit through these small vignettes of his life and that you might be inspired as well.
“I wish the world was a little bit more like Mikey”- Eleanor Block (his mom).
link to the film is coming soon!
I created The Story of My Boobs during a time when a few of my friends and family members were experiencing boob-related life changes: breast cancer, top surgery, breast reduction/reconstruction, etc. I saw how these experiences affected body image, confidence, and sense of self. So, I set out photographing boob owners and having long conversations with them about their breasts. I quickly learned that the process of being photographed topless was extremely cathartic and freeing. Many of the participants said that they never let themselves be seen in such a vulnerable way, sitting down topless, letting their bellies roll as they told their truth.
The highly personal stories that these humans shared showed me just how many stories one body can hold.
I plan to continue this story as long as people want to share their boob stories with me.
The Story of My Boobs MISSION:
- To tell our stories
- To embrace our individuality
- To love our bodies
- To be ourselves
- To generate love, compassion, and connection.
I started this project my senior year of High School, after many afternoons spent in my grandpa’s living room looking through old photos with him and hearing the stories that they inspired. A photo is a little slice of someone’s life and seeing their connection to that slice is really beautiful to me. So, I set out photographing family members, friends, friends of friends, etc and collecting the stories of their favorite photos.