Beauty School


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Beauty School (c) Samantha Shada 2018

Directed by Samantha Shada

Zoe Staig as ‘Jennie’
Samara Weisberg as ‘Seana’
Sallie Merkel as ‘Stacie’
Jessica Gardner as ‘Joann’
Ben Fuller as ‘Jeff’

Sorina Sambula, producer
Aymae Sulick, cinematographer
Sarah Madden, editor
Tema L. Staig, production design
Gwendolyn Stukely, costume design
Melissa K. Webb, key makeup artist
Kat Fernandez, makeup artist
Sara Ataiiyan, assistant director
Ry Chase, sound recordist
Autumn Collins, camera assistant
Nicole Binnall, script supervisor
Sylvia Monge, sound editing
Seth Olansky, sound mixing
Christy Carew, scoring
Candice Mars Williamson, color correction

MRG Big Little Girls

Purchase BEAUTY SCHOOL on MRG Collective’s BIG LITTLE GIRLS, VOLUME 1 on Amazon. BIG LITTLE GIRLS brings together young diverse, female protagonists who navigate life’s challenges in a modern world.

This beautiful anthology collection includes “Audrey’s Poem” by Moni Vargas of Nuyorktricity, “Beauty School” by Samantha Shada, “Best Friend” by Cory Reeder and Renaissance Man Productions, LLC, “Frolic ‘n Mae” by Ornana, “Olive and Mocha” by Molly Ann Hale and Suzi Yoonessi, “Play Date” by Paige Morrow Kimball, and “Shauna is a Liar” by Chell Stephen.

View BEAUTY SCHOOL in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as Asia/Pacific via DirecTV channel ShortsTV.

Watch my interview about Beauty School on the Play It Forward web series hosted by DigiPops.TV.

And check out these production stills from our amazing cast and ALL-FEMALE production crew!

BEAUTY SCHOOL proudly partnered with the following Film Festivals

This is a very personal project for me, but as I have talked about it with the other women in my life, I have learned that we all have similar experiences. Was it your older sister? A friend down the street? A babysitter? We all have older kids we look up too. Who influenced you the most? Looking back, what lessons did you learn from them?

The need for acceptance isn’t wrong, it just sometimes influences our choices as we come of age. As adults, maybe we see that other choices are available. We might even make different choices about how we present ourselves and operate in society. Contact me directly with distribution interest or to formally request a screening link for the completed film.