Block title

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf is a short film based on the play by Emilie Feldenzer. Marge is a bored housewife. Rex, her inattentive husband. In an attempt to spice up their relationship, Marge employs the Queen of Meatloaf, an ephemeral concoction that seduces Rex and Marge into a state of slumber, while permeating the homes of consumers with her enchanting aura and addicting gustatory appeal.

Rex returns home from work to find Marge in the kitchen, where she has been slaving all day over dinner. But this will be no ordinary dinner. Tonight, Marge is serving the Queen of Meatloaf, “a gustatory experience altogether unlike ordinary meatloaf.” The Queen of Meatloaf emerges silently from the kitchen in bedazzled, human form. Rex is taken aback. Marge regales him with the Queen’s nutritional and nuptial benefits. They are so overcome by the Queen that they fall asleep at the table. The Queen, in direct address to the camera, explains her irresistible appeal. She begins to multiply, emerging in various other human forms and wreaking havoc on consumer TV sets, before disappearing with a slow buzz and a fading dot of white light on the black screen.

The film is currently shooting and will be completed in April, 2017. It stars Jenn Harris (Gayby) and Aya Cash (You're the Worst). Connect with us at Facebook.

Moms and Meds: Navigating Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication

Moms and Meds: Navigating Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medication is a feature-length documentary film that explores the options women face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for mental illness. The film follows multiple women as they attempt to navigate the conflicting attitudes surrounding this issue.

Other interviewees include doctors, advocates and family members who influence, and are affected by, these decisions. The film focuses on the personal stories of the women, and the many facets, both positive and negative, of making such decisions. It addresses the struggle and emotional turmoil, as well as the hope and perseverance of the featured women, and advocates for their ability to make the best individual and personal choices for themselves and their families.

Screenings: Baltimore NOW, UFVA (University Film and Video Association) Conference, Orange, CA, Hood College Humanities Colloquium Bioethics Panel, “Mental Illness, Power, and the Public Good”, New Day Campaign, Women’s Film Festival, Creative Alliance, Stevenson University, Healthy Babies Baltimore/Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, NAMI Baltimore, Raphael Film Center, Zoetropolis Arthouse, Culture Unplugged Online Film Festival, Overlea ArtsFest (2nd place juried prize for trailer), Indigo Moon Film Festival

Moms and Meds is currently available on Amazon. Connect with the film further at www.womenandmeds.com or Facebook.

Pucky's Pappagallo

Pucky's Pappagallo is a short documentary/personal essay about my grandmother's hair, and the impact it had on both her and our family.

Screenings:
Baltimore Museum of Art’s “Finding Home” exhibition

Malocchio

Malocchio is a short experimental film which explores Italian superstitions.

Screenings:
Stevenson University School of Design Gallery’s Superstizione exhibition
UFVA Conference, Bozeman, MT

Share:

About Dina

Baltimore City

Dina Fiasconaro is a Baltimore-based filmmaker. Her feature documentary, Moms and Meds, is available on Amazon, and she is currently directing a short film entitled Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf, funded by the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at Johns Hopkins University. Dina recently... more

Connect with Dina

Dina Fiasconaro film and video work: http://www.dinafiasconaro.com


Socialize with #bakerArtists