director Nicole Brending featured in Arte’s series “Tracks”
DOLLHOUSE: THE ERADICATION OF FEMALE SUBJECTIVITY FROM AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE is the debut feature film of writer/director Nicole Brending about fictional child pop star Junie Spoons whose rise to fame and subsequent fall is the subject of a Behind-the-Music-esque documentary. A look at the mechanisms governing misogyny in America today, DOLLHOUSE is a “feminist bomb.”
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DOLLHOUSE TAKES GRAND JURY PRIZE AND GEORGE STARK SPIRIT OF SLAMDANCE AWARD AT 25TH SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL!!!
“Dollhouse wasn’t like any other film at the festival or any festival,” said the jury in a statement. “It was outrageous, bold, hilarious. We’re also giving it the grand prize because we think it really embodies the spirit of the Slamdance.”
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WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING
“A savage takedown of the Whitney/Britney industrial complex…”
STEVE DOLLAR, INDIEWIRE
”Dollhouse puts a very unforgiving funhouse mirror on our society and its commodification of women’s bodies. It pulls no punches in it’s lampooning of American culture… I hope that this film gets a big audience on the festival circuit this year.”
LORRY KIKTA, FILM THREAT
”It’s wicked, intelligent, so damn relevant yet mind-blowing…Brending’s film is the only piece you should be concerned about and must not be missed.”
— STAFF, MOVIE MOVES ME
“While I'm used to a long history of transgressive humor from male artists, there are moments in Dollhouse that make Trey Parker and Matt Stone look almost refined. I can't wait to see what Ms. Brending has for the future.”
— PETER NELLHAUS, COFFEE COFFEE AND MORE COFFEE
“Vital and alive. It is a film that anyone who thinks they can suffer the slings and arrows of an in your face assault on how you think should see…One of the most important films at Slamdance and of 2019 as well.”
— STEVE KOPIAN, UNSEEN FILMS
Award-Winning short Selfied Now available to rent at Vimeo On Demand for 2 bucks. Click here to stream the complete film.
Kim-Kardashian wannabe Anna Banana struggles to maintain her title as the self-proclaimed Selfie Queen amidst cyber-attacks from 16-year-old Tara “Selfie Princess” Tardansky and the unwelcome advances of her online boyfriend and “supreme gentleman,” Nick. Written, directed by and starring Nicole Brending, this satirical look at socially-sanctioned narcissism in the Age of Social Media won the top film prize in Russia and was an official selection at the Moscow International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Cyprus, Paris Courts Devants, La Guarimba International Short Film Festival (Italy), Athens Film & Video Festival, Melbourne Underground Film Festival (Australia), New York Comedy Shorts Fest, Arizona Underground Film Festival, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.