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This short film explores the sexual and emotional relationships of a woman with vaginismus. 

Watch an interview with writer/producer/star Melissa Rivera about Sexless on the Play It Forward web series hosted by DigiPops.TV

With this story we aim to show how our relationships with ourselves must come first in order to have healthy relationships with others. What is vaginismus you say? Take a look at our Kickstarter Campaign to learn more about the film and this condition.

(R to L) Actress Tinks Lovelace, Director Samantha Shada, Writer/Producer/Star Melissa Riveria and Cinematographer Alberto De Coste Calla at the premiere of “Sexless”.

Thank you to LA Shorts International Film Festival for including us in your surreal and experimental late night program on August 6th! 

Sexless premiered Sunday, August 6th at the LA Shorts International Film Festival.  Join us for LA Shorts Program #24, 8/6 at 9:55PM at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. The screening was followed by a filmmaker Q&A.

Melissa Rivera
Kenan Heppe
Tinks Lovelace
Alicia Fusting

Samantha Shada, diretor
Alberto De Coste Calla, cinematographer
Ceylan Carhoglu, editor
Seth Olansky, post sound
Nikki Dalmau, casting director
Jonathan Derovan, executive producer
Ry Chase, production sound
Meredith Devine, key makeup artist
Anna Jordan, music

This project inspired me to take a deep look at my own relationships and the way I interact with myself and others. Learning to keep that which serves us and release any perpetuated drama additions is a very important lesson and one that I constantly struggle to address. I enjoyed building the visual language for Melissa’s script and can’t wait to continue exploring these essential, human topics: Self Discovery, Vulnerability, Intimacy, Moving through Pain, Self Love, Self Care, Recovery, Healing Crisis, Trusting yourself, Trusting your partner, Sustainable Happiness.

Thank you to the beautiful and caring cast and crew that allowed this project to come to life! Thank you to actress/writer Melissa Rivera for trusting me with this story and to Alberto De Coste Calla for bringing it to light and capturing each shot. Check us on Twitter under @SexlessFilm. Thank you for exploring with us!