Producer Landon LaRue and director Alison Roberto’s ‘Girls Night In’ was created based on the Bechdel test. The test examines works of fiction to see whether there are interactions between female characters that don’t involve discussing a man. Which of course begs the question, where is the most ridiculous place these two women could be fighting over a dude. Well, what if he was there to kill them? This genre-bending horror-comedy short has combined satire and horror perfectly which is not an easy task. ‘Girls Night In’ will screen in official selection at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.
Alison Roberto is an award-winning Directed/Creative Director who specializes in original short-form content. Her recent work for was on Netflix’s ‘Glow’ and ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.’ Ali’s work can be defined by her inherent love of comedy, empowering women in front of and behind the lens, creating fantastical worlds bridging reality and hyper-realism, stylized art direction, saturated color, sophisticated set builds and VFX which can be seen across her work for Netflix, MTV, Disney, Pixar, NBC, Hulu and many more.
This satirical horror short was written by Landon LaRue who received a Golden Clio for her work in 2017 on Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother,’ her win led to her being recruited at Annapurna Pictures where she led campaigns for ‘Sorry to Bother You,’ ‘The Sisters Brothers’ and ‘Vice.’
This cleverly elevated short is a self-funded debut by both Roberto and LaRue. Credit for the stylized color saturation and glossiness of the film goes to the beautiful cinematography created by Brian Michael Henderson and Sébastien Paquet.
‘Girls Night In’ will be premiering at Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, June 11th at 9:30 pm and Tuesday, June 14th at 9:45 pm.