July 2022 Screenings to include Berlin Commercial Raw, July 27
and La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, July 30
LOS ANGELES, JULY 21, 2022 -- INVICTA, the newest short film from multi-hyphenated creator Breton Tyner-Bryan, will screen at two upcoming festivals in July. The world premiere will be at the Berlin Commercial Raw Festival on July 27 in Berlin, Germany and will make its local premiere at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in La Jolla, California on July 30, 2022.
It is currently running at the Lift Off Global Sessions hosted by Pinewood Studios UK on demand from July 4-28, and was also part of the Tokyo Shorts Best Experimental competition in June 2022.
INVICTA shows the lives and expectations that come with it, is set in New York City where a group of seven Mafia wives come together, driven by passion and drama. They are seemingly locked out of a Riverside Drive mansion and are searching for a way in. Who has summoned them and why are they now denied? As the women struggle to change and/or accept the situation, their dancing suggests alliances; perhaps they were once strong, now weakened. Betrayal -- or is it? -- from one woman brings up lost dreams, dashed expectations and longing for love, despite everything.
The seven women, who could represent the deadly sins, the virtues or the colors of the rainbow, are uniquely portrayed by members of Tyner-Bryan’s company Breton Follies: Sian Berman (Australian Ballet), Maya Kitayama (Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, Can-Can), Emily Ulrich (Other World), Savannah Crawford, Susan Olmos Sabel, Samara Steele and Tatiana Stewart.
INVICTA is directed, written, choreographed, edited, and executive produced by Tyner-Bryan who also served as costume designer, sound designer and casting director. Her long-time collaborator, Michael J. Burke (The Golden Age, And Just Like That) is Director of Photography and composer Adria Barbosa contributed to the evocative score.
BROADWAY WORLD’s A. A. Cristi reviewed the film calling it “a wonderfully theatrical work…the women all convey a strength…each woman is complex, more than her strength, sexual desire or gender.”
Freelance journalist Nadia Vostrikov called it “...lusciously cryptic film waiting to be pried open” and praised Tyner-Bryan for leading the audience through “...her female-conquering world, indulging the viewer with opulence at every corner.”
INVICTA will screen on Saturday, July 30 at THE LOT in La Jolla located at 7611 Fay Avenue, San Diego. The screenings start at 10:00 am, and the red carpet and awarding of prizes will be from 3:00-10:00 pm. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.
About La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival is the First International Fashion Film Festival Founded in North America. Described as a filmmaker-centered film festival, it is called The Cannes of the fashion film world. An international jury will be awarding filmmakers in 20 different categories.
IFFS’s mission is to empower, support, and recognize the individual creative professionals who make up the fashion film community worldwide.
For more information on INVICTA or to speak with the Breton Tyner-Bryan, please contact Deborah Gilels, LA Media Consultants at (818) 648-9513, email firstname.lastname@example.org.