Beauty School

In BEAUTY SCHOOL, a young girl learns what it takes to be a real a woman with a little help from her older cousin, and the beauty industry.

Beauty School is still available for festival programming and short film distribution. Contact me directly with inquiries.
You can also download our Electronic Press Kit for further information on the production team.

Beauty School is proud to screen at the following Film Festivals:

Studio City International Film Festival on Wednesday, November 8th in Block #27 at 5:00PM at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601.

Georgia Premiere at the Way Down Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th at 10:45AM at the The Springer Opera House, 103 Tenth Street, Columbus, GA 31901.

Colorado Premiere at the Southern Colorado Film Festival on Friday, October 13th in the “It’s A Hard World for the Little Things” program at 5:00PM at Society Hall, 400 Ross Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101.

Marina Del Rey Film Festival on Sunday, October 8th at 12:00PM at the AMC Classic Marina Marketplace 6, 4335 Glencoe Ave Marina Del Rey, CA 90292. Single tickets available through Eventbrite.San Diego International Kid’s Film Festival on Saturday, August 26th in shorts Program #9 at 4:40PM at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008. World Premiere at the LA Shorts International Film Festival in LA Shorts Program #6, 8/3 at 3:15PM at the Laemmle NoHo 7, 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. 

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

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 to. 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.

Directed by Samantha Shada

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

CREW
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