Use Me Up

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Short Film from United States, 10 minutes

Screens Saturday, February 28, 2015
Screening Block 1, 10am-1:15pm

Directed by Dawn Alden
Produced by Dawn Alden, Tamar Kummel

Love takes many forms, no matter how uncomfortable that makes your friends and family. Use Me Up is a nice family film about an interracial Dom/Sub relationship. The film was inspired by the Bill Withers’ song, Use Me and was shot in 2012 in Los Angeles with an all-female crew from the female gaze.

About the Director

After receiving her MFA, Dawn Alden moved to Chicago, where she worked as a professional stage actress with a number of award-winning and critically acclaimed theater companies. While in Chicago, she founded her own theater company, Babes With Blades, the first all-female stage combat theater company in the country. Dawn currently lives in Los Angeles and continues to act, write, fight, and create work for talented women.


2013 Best Shorts Competition – Award of Merit (Women’s Category)


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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