Cast: Bella Padden, Anika Selvarajah, Emily Albright, Helena Albright, Evan Cregan
During a sleepover, four 9-year-old girls obsessed with space embark on a secret mission in their cardboard rocket. When Dad returns home, what will become of their mission? ‘Space Girls’ is a fun adventure film that celebrates the power of imagination, the importance of STEM education and girl power.
Carys Watford is a Writer/Director/Producer of comedy and drama live-action short films. She is passionate about making comedic, female-led films packed with personality and heart. Her films have competed internationally at festivals including the Oscar-qualifying St. Louis Int’l Film Festival, the Oscar-qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in LA, and the BAFTA-qualifying London Short Film Festival.
Carys’ last short film, ‘Theatreland’, was shot in a beautiful theatre in the heart of London’s West End. It had its World Premiere at the Oscar-qualifying Cinequest Film & VR Festival in February 2017 – and went on to screen in competition at the Oscar-qualifying Athens Int’l Film + Video Festival (Ohio) & the BAFTA-qualifying Underwire Festival.
The MATINEE ONE screening at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival features eight films that explore the encouragement of imagination, pursued ambition, and the struggles in life that are both personal and culture.