1. *For full effect with score, this film should be watched at maximum volume.

    WIDOWER (2013) is a psychedelic melodramedy. With an original score from LA band whqles, the story follows a rigid woman coping with her fiancé's death when a young, capricious girl with her own problems moves in with her. (HDV, 21:27m, stars UCB's Jillian Fratkin with Alexandria Basso)

    A Wolfe, awolfe07 [at] gmail [dot] com

    Extras: The way I understand story draws from the largely discounted genre of the melodrama, or its cheesy cousin the soap opera. I'm a woman who grew up watching countless soap operas and TV sitcoms, along with every horror film in the known world. I believe the soap operas, TV comedies, and horror films were all extremely instrumental in developing how women relate to film and TV, because they were the only genres that really welcomed women into the stories. And in many ways--especially the soap operas--these genres largely assured women that they could feel a full range of emotions from fear and justified paranoia to extreme joy and shame, reinforcing that women were truly part of the story. And yet, we've moved away from these genres as acceptable art forms for women to consume. For soap operas, we're very hesitant to revert back to a time when women could be the emotionally sadistic villains who stole husbands then were punished with an abnormally long coma. But as a genuine Susan Lucci fan who watched her character transverse the spectrum of good to evil and back again, I miss the days of seriously flawed women, because I could relate to them far more than I could to the virtuous princesses. And in the case of horror, I think we've moved away from the archetypal female survivor of the American horror film heydays, which for all her obvious flaws was also a beacon of hope that a woman was strong enough to take on a demonic serial killer. In this experiment of WIDOWER, I wanted to see what would happen if we combined these lost feminine genres, and I wanted to pay homage to the TV and films that made me love the moving picture, because I saw a reflection of myself within them--never the princess, but the cloaked assassin sent to kill her.

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  2. Parody Outtakes from the hit "First Kiss" video.
    Written, Directed, Produced & Edited by: Joshua Hoover
    Camera Operator & DP: Simon Cardoza
    Music: "Sub Rosa" by Shurpa
    Filmed at SacStudios
    Thanks to all of our Kissers:
    Tarrin Andrews
    Charles Arness
    Cameron Barnes
    Tommy Bechtold
    Josh Brener
    Simon Cardoza
    Casey Christensen
    Zed Cutsinger
    Keisha Davis
    Damian Dunn
    Meghan Falcone
    Lindsey Moore Ford
    Jillian Fratkin
    Aaron Ganser
    Candice Goodman
    Haley Herkert
    Joshua Hoover
    Leslie Korein
    Corey Krueger
    Ron Laskowski
    Katie Orr
    Dan Sanders-Joyce
    Connie Shin
    Michael J. Sielaff
    Jonathan Smith
    Paul David Stewart
    Honora Talbott
    David Villar
    Ariane Von Kamp
    Madeline Wager
    Jeremiah Watkins
    You guys rocked my world!

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  3. For the SMB MAC Conference 2010.

    Lear does corporate video.

    Written, shot, and edited in record time. Featuring Josh Warren and Jillian Fratkin.

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  4. Hoopla - Short Film
    Directed & Edited by Scott Balzer

    Ben Bornert
    Jessica Lambert
    Jillian Fratkin

    Cinematography by John McCurry

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  5. This is a spot for Mercenaries 2 that we shot with Chance Kelly of Generation Kill Fame. This was shot 35mm on an Arri LT with Cooke S4 Primes and was originally broadcast in 4:3 SD. This is an older spot but still one of our favorites.

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