» Bean

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  • Director's Bio
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  • A fifteen-year-old aspiring writer named Bean strives to gain the attention of her unreceptive mother, who has a new boyfriend.

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  • Giovanna Federico is from the small beach community of Half Moon Bay, California. She earned her B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing at S.U.N.Y. Purchase, New York. After college, Giovanna traveled to Jacksonville, Florida, where she was an English teacher at PACE Center for Girls, a school for young women who have social and emotional issues. Giovanna's experience at PACE changed her life and artistic perspective. She believes in giving back as an artist and has continued to work with underprivileged kids in South Central and Long Beach teaching writing and video production. Giovanna graduated from Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with an M.F.A. in Film Production. Her thesis film, Bean, won the Best Director award at the school's Cecil Awards and was selected to screen at HatchFest in Montana and the Starz Denver Film Festival in Colorado.
  • Asheville Film Festival 2008
    Audience Award

    Reno Film Festival 2008
    Indie Shorts Competition Prize: Best Drama
    • Director/Writer: Giovanna Federico
    • Producer: Yasumasa Kutami
    • Cinematographer: Trevor Grace
    • Editor: Elizabeth Gourley
    • Production Designer: Marisa Fierle
    • Sound Designer: Nathaniel Atcheson
    • First A.D.: Tom Flynn
    • Arron Fenton: Bean
    • Glory Simon: Julie
    • Erik Houg: Scoot
    • Paul Eric Jerome: Johnny
    • Teddy Hommrich: Pizza Guy