WESTFALIADirected by Haley Finnegan
Cast: Brian Flynn, Haley Finnegan, Laura Lawson Visconti, Nick Visconti
- Comedy, Female Filmmaker
- 16 mins
Emelia & Brody want to be Insta-famous. Emelia is convinced an engagement post will bring them there… Brody isn’t willing to make that leap. When they pack their things for a social media road trip in a 1984 Westfalia Vanagon, things are looking up. Their “Hitting the road from an A-Frame” post is gaining popularity. But their rivals, Instagram star, Laura Lawson Visconti, and former pro-snowboarder, Nick Visconti, have an ever- growing following that they just can’t seem to keep up with. Until they come up with a master plan to sneak onto their Insta-stories and steal their followers.
Haley Finnegan is an Irish-American actress, improviser, writer, and director. This is Finnegan’s first time producing and directing a film. She wrote Westfalia after feeling the pressure to gain “influence” in order to make art in her field. She is known for her work on several Christopher Guest projects and for her role in Robert Luketic’s Paranoia. Finnegan was also a supporting role in the podcast turned Amazon Series, LORE. She performs improv with her team Chased By Bear at several theaters in LA including Nerdist School, Second City, and The Ruby.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MATINEE ONE program presents eight short films that explore sincere and insincere quests for intimacy, the attraction of nostalgia, and a very personal look at our immigration climate.