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PREMIERES
Strawberry Mansion
We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
Give Me Pity!


LIBRARY
Clara’s Ghost
Chowder
Men Don’t Whisper
The Feeling
Moneybag Head
The Starr Sisters
The Follower
Call Your Father
Ching Chong Blues
A Key for the Kid
Whiskey Fist
Tond
Affections


IN PRODUCTION
Joybubbles
Dream Team


IN DEVELOPMENT
I Saw the TV Glow
Seems Nice
Traum
Time and Space
Good One
Dolphin
I Was There Too
Mano A Mano




ABOUT

Smudge Films is a collection of independent filmmakers working together to make personal films with unique worldviews.

Founded in 2016 by producer Sarah Winshall, our films have played all over the place, including Sundance, New Directors/New Films, SXSW, AFI Fest, SF Film, SIFF, CPH:DOX, Outfest, Rotterdam, BAM Cinemafest, MoMA, on the Criterion Channel, as Vimeo Staff Picks, and more!

We make shorts, features, docs, experimental videos, music videos, commercials, web series, and TV shows. We are based in Los Angeles.


© 2022 Smudge Films Too LLC.
Los Angeles CA



Mark


The Starr Sisters 
2019


Patte and Randa Starr are fun specialists. After growing up in an abusive household set above their father's candy store, they spent their lives fighting to find joy and freedom. Now in their 70s, these sisters do exactly as they please: they live together near the beach, they always have a movie on, and the candy drawer is fully stocked.



WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY
Beth Einhorn & Bridey Elliott
PRODUCED BY Sarah Winshall

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Beth Einhorn
Patte Starr
Randa Starr
Dan Schoenbrun
Vanessa McDonnell



STARRING
Patte Starr
Randa Starr


CINEMATOGRAPHER Markus Mentzer
EDITED BY Patrick Lawrence
ANIMATIONS BY Albert Birney
SOUND DESIGN BY Josh Ascalon
TITLE DESIGN BY Jim Chapa
COLOR SERVICES PROVIDED BY Irving Harvey

MUSIC BY
Coco Reilly
Eric Slick



SCREENINGS 

November 9, 2020
THE LOFT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Tucson, AZ

November 9-15, 2020
HOLLYSHORTS
online

November 8, 2020
VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Van Nuys, CA

November 6-22, 2020
NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
online

October 21-29, 2020
INDIEMEMPHIS
online

October 9-17, 2020
HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
online

October 1-10, 2020
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
online

October 1-10, 2020
EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA

September 25-October 5, 2020
CRESTED BUTTE FILM FESTIVAL
online

September 16-23, 2020
LOUDON ARTS FILM FESTIVAL
Middlesburg, VA
*Special Jury Nomination: Best Documentary Short*



September 19-24, 2020
MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL
online


August 20-30, 2020
OUTFEST
online

June, 2020
PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST
online only
*Audience Pick*

June, 2020
MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL
online only

April 1, 2020
ASPEN SHORTSFEST
Aspen, CO
*Special Jury Prize: Best Documentary Film*

January 29, 2020
AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY
Austin, TX

January, 2020
SUNDANCE
Park City, UT

January, 2020
ROTTERDAM
Rotterdam, NL

September 16, 2019
EYESLICER FEST
Greenwood Cemetery, NY
Mark