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Richmond filmmaker’s web series lands selection at LA WebFest
Mia Fiona Kut has been writing ever since she was a child and her persistence has finally paid off.
“Ever since I was a kid I’ve been writing, I wrote a lot of novels and short stories and I would always take it to my mom and ask her to send it to publishers.”
While that strategy didn’t quite work out for Kut, the young filmmaker’s web series Ivy Tower caught the eye of this year’s L.A. WebFest, where it landed an official selection world premiere slot.
The LA Webfest runs from March 26 to 30 in Los Angeles.
The web series, which started out as a trailer that placed in the top 60 in CineCoup’s Film Accelerator competition was inspired by Kut’s love of mysteries and thrillers.
“It’s a psychological thriller and I was really inspired by films like American Psycho and Donnie Darko.”
The film stars Kut as a teenager whose world is changed forever after her father’s sudden death.
“(The film) is about a close-knit family, it’s a really character driven story. Everything seems great with this family in public, but then the father unexpectedly dies and then the daughters find his journal, find out that he has ties to this asylum.”
The LA WebFest will be Kut’s first time promoting her work internationally and she hopes that the exposure that Ivy Tower has garnered will open doors for her down the road.
“When I go down to Los Angeles, I want to meet different film makers and try to network and maybe collaborate on something. I think I still have a lot to learn but I am proud of pulling this together, getting the ball rolling.”
For more information on Ivy Tower and to see the website, visit archive.cinecoup.com/ivy-tower.html.