Logann is worn down from the insanity of the current political climate, so she suggests to her friends that they work towards the greater good in their own way… by killing white supremacists. Surely the world is better off with fewer white supremacists?
Inclusion StatementTHE SNOWFLAKES presents tough questions about white privilege today from a female perspective. It's about trying to be a better ally, and stumbling significantly in the process. We're trying to raise awareness about how to better use white privilege for good.
About The Project
“What if you kill somebody whose death makes the world a better place?”
-- Courtney B. Vance as Luke in THE LAST SUPPER (1995)
THE SNOWFLAKES was born from anger as rights are stripped away, gleeful ignorance is celebrated, and racism roars in modern America. To reclaim a sense of control over the daily bouts of insanity, writer/director M. K. West envisioned a group of white women who resort to violence as a means to a righteous end. Their crusade is a primal reaction to the present day. However, their exploits drive them to meet the stark pitfalls that come from acting on impulses stemming from anger.
The film depicts a deconstruction of the white savior complex. White people seem to have a perspective on everything, even when it’s not their story to tell. White privilege is often misunderstood to be that white people are free from struggle given they’re white, but the reality is that they do not face dire consequences over the smallest misstep or experience discrimination on the basis of color. THE SNOWFLAKES is a radical commentary on women of certain affluence being untouchable.
The team felt compelled to make THE SNOWFLAKES because we’re living in unnerving times, and complacency should not be an option. This dark comedic thriller is a seemingly overly aggressive call to action with a peacefully empowering takeaway. Civics used to be a staple of education but has since been eradicated, making for apathetic Americans. The goal is to encourage participation in local communities, and on a national level, as everyone has a stake in how our country functions. Civic duty is more than voting, it’s social activism and steady involvement in something beyond yourself.
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About This Team
Meghan Klien West is a writer with a background in post production. Her documentary editorial debut, KELLY, premiered at the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival. She recently edited a documentary short, LARP: A LOVE STORY, which has gone on to play multiple festivals including Florida Film Festival and the Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition, she has worked in the post department on various comedic television shows, including American Vandal, Who is America?, PEN15, Baskets, The New Negroes, and the upcoming series, Dollface. She has also volunteered for Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, AFI Film Festival, and of course, Slamdance Film Festival. Meghan received her liberal arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and attended the Czech film school, FAMU.
Adrienne Childress, a Chicago native, is a producer and writer based in Los Angeles. Her recent credits include: GIRL CALLIN’ (wrote/produced through Refinery 29’s Shatterbox series), CELESTIAL, a docu-branded piece on Eliza McNitt, creator of the VR experience SPHERES (Tribeca x Bulgari), as well as, ARE YOU STILL SINGING (Shatterbox), which premiered at Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2018, KATE IN OXNARD (Best Short Film, Sun Valley Film Festival, Short of the Week), '85: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE GREATEST TEAM IN PRO FOOTBALL HISTORY, a documentary about the 1985 Chicago Bears, executive produced by Otis Wilson, and DEAD.GAY.FICTIONAL. (short film). From 2015 – 2019 she managed production for the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute. This ignited her focus to specifically work with directors and creatives who have not been able to have their voices heard in a biased industry.
Alyssa Brocato is a cinematographer based between Los Angeles and New York. Since receiving her BFA from Loyola Marymount University, her projects have spanned the narrative, commercial, documentary, and music video worlds throughout the U.S. and abroad. Her work most recently premiered in competition at Sidewalk Film Festival, NewFilmmakers LA, HollyShorts, and LA Shorts Fest. Alyssa’s narrative work has been featured as ‘Short of the Day’ on Film School Rejects, as well as Vulture and NewNowNext, and ‘Project of the Year’ on Indiewire. She values strong collaboration, and is passionate about supporting story and character through intuitive cinematography. THE SNOWFLAKES will mark Alyssa’s first collaboration with director Meghan Klien West.