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GOLD STAR
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GOLD STAR
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Paul Frankl

England, 2018, 14min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2020
Category: Short Narrative
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Winner: THE YASUJIRO OZU CINEMA AWARD

Cast:  Roseanna Frascona, Kacey Ainsworth, Grahame Fox
Crew:  Screenwriters: Paul Frankl - Director: Paul Frankl - Producer: Maria Tanjala
Email:  paulfrankl.filmgmail.com

synopsis
GOLD STAR is the story of Joanna, an 18-year-old Jewish school girl, who, after a one night stand, gets pregnant. She begins to turn to Orthodox Judaism, as a way of taking control of her life, and to help her decide what to do about her unborn child.

director
Paul Frankl is a London based writer and director, who also works as a freelance video editor for clients including Chanel, adidas, VICE, i-D Magazine and the Tate Britain. His last short film, ROXANNE, was shot on 35mm on location in Soho, London and has played at over 30 international festivals, won two awards and been made a Vimeo staff pick, getting over 90,000 views online. It was funded in part by Absolut Vodka after he reached out to them on Twitter, and through a successful Kickstarter campaign. He is currently developing the feature version of ROXANNE with producers Gavin Humphries and Alex Thiele. He took part in the EIFF Connections 2016 scheme to develop the script. In 2012 Paul was selected as one of 5 winners from 700 international applicants for Bombay Sapphire's Imagination Series competition. The film was adapted and directed by Henry Mason and premiered at Tribeca 2013. Paul attended Queen Mary, University of London achieving a 1st class Bachelors degree in Comparative Literature and Film Studies. Here he received an Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
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