Katie Murphy Amphitheatre (FIT) – 12:00pm
Friday, October 16th
Short Film Corner 1

3 min | Drama | United States | 2015
World Premiere
By Katherine Filaseta


A music video inspired by Bollywood depicts a woman walking down the street. This short public service announcement makes a statement about street harassment in New York City through a re-appropriation of the lyrics of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”.

Katherine Filaseta is an emerging filmmaker originally from South Carolina. While at Washington University in St. Louis, Katherine acted in a few student films and researched tropes of globalization in Bollywood. After graduating with a degree in International Studies, Katherine limited her involvement in film to reviewing films on her feminist blog (“Complaining About Things I Like”) and podcast (“WTF Bollywood”), while studying Hindi in India and teaching children performing arts. Realizing that teaching was not her true passion, she decided to enroll in a short filmmaking course at the New York Film Academy. Funded in part by a “Change Your Community, Change Your World” grant from Keds, this public service announcement was her first film outside of NYFA. Independently conceptualized, produced, and directed by Katherine, she hopes that this PSA, a combination of her passions for film and women’s rights, showcases her ability to use the overlap of fiction, music, and visuals to tell stories with a true purpose.

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