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RECIPE
 
RECIPE
 
NY Premiere

Director: Olivia Saperstein

United States, 2015, 6min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2016
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Augie Duke, Jillian Leigh, Herbert Russell, Olivia Saperstein, Dre Boulet
Crew:  Producer: Olivia Saperstein, Max Lapointe, Dre Boulet - Screenplay: Olivia Saperstein - Cinematography: Max Lapointe - Editing: Sarah Parrish - Music: Hunx and his Punx - Sound: John Paul Macnamara - Production: Bullet Cinema - Other Crew: Shannon Martha, John Paul Macnamara,
Email:  osapersteingmail.com

synopsis
Faye takes her obsession with diet and exercise a little too far...

director
Olivia Saperstein is a filmmaker currently living in Los Angeles. She attended University of Vermont where she received a degree in English, Film Studies, and Theatre, and thus went on to become a freelance film journalist for Bust Magazine, Fangoria, Diabloque, and various online publications. In 2013 she transitioned from journalism to filmmaking, with her debut short film, Plastic, about the misadventures of a blowup doll at a party. The film went on to play a variety of festivals including Friars Club Comedy Film Festival, Brooklyn Shorts Film Festival, California Women's Film Festival, HA! Fest, and NYLA Film Festival. In March of 2014 Saperstein had the pleasure of directing a short film written by Sam Garland, Ella at the Library, which played VisionFest and Soho Film Festival in Manhattan. Upon her move to LA, Saperstein wrote, produced, and directed Recipe, her most recent short film, about an eating disordered young woman-turned-cannibal. Recipe premiered at Boston Underground Film Festival and will also play Sydney Underground, Ax Wound Film Festival, and Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival. Saperstein has appeared in both Plastic and Recipe. She is currently working on two feature films, Kill the Bride, and Young Predators. Her goal is to continue to making boundary-pushing works that empower women, spark critical thinking, and evoke guttural laughter.
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filmmaker's note
With "Recipe" I wanted to explore eating disorders in an extreme way. I wanted to highlight how horrific body and diet obsession can actually be, and that meant taking it to the limit. What happens when someone becomes so obsessed and so ill that they loose all rationale?

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