Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Women's Independent Film Festival

I couldn't sleep so I was be-bopping on my laptop, checking email: Chill has been selected for this season of Women's Independent Film Festival and awarded First Place Documentary!

If you're in the LA area and would like to attend the screening, click here to get tickets and more info.
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 
  • Where: The Complex Hollywood in the Dorie Theater (Q&A to follow)
  • Time:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm, Block 1

Monday, October 24, 2016

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival

We're on a roll!  Chill is an official selection of the first annual Imagine This Women's International Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY.

If you're in the NYC area and want to check out the screening, click here to purchase a ticket. *Unlimited popcorn included with all admission prices.
  • When:  Sunday, November 13, 2016
  • Where:  Wythe Hotel
  • Time:  12:45 pm - Short Doc Program 1
This means Chill will be screening on the east and west coast on the same day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

7th Annual ITSA Film Festival

I'm excited to share that Chill has been chosen as an official selection for the ITSA Film Festival in Sonora, CA.  Yahoo!

The screening will take place on Sunday, November 13, 2016, during Session 1 (from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm). Short Q&A will follow.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Twin Cities Black Film Festival

Guess who's going to St. Paul, Minnesota?  This girl. Chill is an official selection of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival!

The screening will take place on Sunday, October 9, 2016, at the Minnesota History Center at 3:00 pm. Click here to purchase a ticket and to find out more about the Twin Cities Black Film Festival.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Chill Screening with Dr. Bendikson of USC Fertility

We're coming up on a holiday weekend so let's start it off right with yummy breakfast foods and a private screening of Chill!

Date:  Saturday, September 3, 2016
Time:  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location:  Digital Vortechs Echo Park

After the film (run time 19:13), Dr. Kristin Bendikson of USC Fertility will be available to answer your fertility and egg freezing questions.

Please note: This particular screening is only for women. We want the ladies in attendance to feel comfortable asking any questions they may have about fertility.

If you'd like to join us, you must RSVP no later than Friday, September 2nd.  Limited seating available.  Click here to attend.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Fertility Authority Talks Chill

Chill is a touching documentary about a single woman fighting to preserve her fertility and dreams of motherhood through egg freezing in her mid-thirties. Jennifer Frappier documented her feelings, thoughts, and experiences in the weeks leading up to her egg retrieval while also directing and producing the film.

"I made the decision to freeze my eggs to possibly extend my fertility," said Frappier.

During my egg freezing research I read a lot of stories with asterisks next to the woman’s name and there was never a photo. It was frustrating to me that women felt like they had to hide their identity. I wanted to document my experience to attach a face, a person, that people could identify with, to the egg freezing process.”

The film documents everything from her daily injections, monitoring ultrasounds, and other incidents, including a setback that threatened her success. Jennifer refers to the threat that caused her to have to stop the cycle and start again, as the “Monster Follicle”.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival

I'm really psyched to share that Chill has been accepted to the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival.  Currently, the event is only viewed by judges.  The winners will be announced this month.  Thanks for supporting women in film and congrats to all the filmmakers!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My Favorite Necklace

Like any other day, when I got home from vacation, I took off my favorite necklace and put it away.  Yesterday, I took it out to wear and it was a tangle-ly mess.   I mean, knots and everything so I tried to untangle it.  Five minutes went by.  Ten minutes went by.

Getting frustrated I started talking to myself, “I don’t remember it being like this when I put it away. I would NEVER put it away like this…Ugh…For crying out loud, I just wanna wear  my favorite necklace! Is that too much to ask? Sheesh!”

Now, the necklace was in worse shape than when I started.  Pissed, I put it away and began my day without it. (Boo!)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

World Premiere at the Mixed Remixed Festival

After four years of blood, sweat and tears Chill is finished! I can't believe it. I'm super excited to share it with you!

The World Premiere will take place on Saturday, June 11th during the Mixed Remixed Festival at the Japanese American National Museum.  The screening will begin at 1:00 pm and will be followed by a Q&A session.

It's been a long ride, but I'm so grateful for your support and encouragement during this journey.  I look forward to seeing you on June 11th at the Mixed Remixed Festival for the World Premiere of Chill!  Yay!!

Click here to reserve your seat and register for the Festival!  

Friday, May 27, 2016

Eggsurance: Women Like You Follow-Up Interview

When I first started this project, I did an interview with Eggsurance about my egg freezing experience and the filming of Chill.  It's almost 4 years later, Chill is super close to being done and Brigitte has relaunched Eggsurance with an updated look and new content.  We took some time to do a follow-up interview. Check it out and let me know what you think!