Sunday, February 18th
2:45 – 5:00pm
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION for SCIENCE
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Screens as part of Well That was a Pleasant Surprise! Narrative Shorts.
Susanne and the Man
Directed by Milena Govich
Lead Cast: Chelsea Gonzalez, Johnathan McClain, Noah Weisberg, Dionne Gipson
USA / 2017 / 7mins / World Premiere
Susanne has never been more prepared for the job interview she has lined up with Stan, a successful businessman. However, when Stan enters speaking in his own “unique” fashion, Susanne quickly learns this was not the kind of interview she expected. Susanne and The Man is a light-hearted comedy that explores some of the darkest issues plaguing today’s gender stereotypes.
Milena Govich is a director, actress, and musician. As a director, she was recently selected for AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop For Women under the mentorship of Paul Feig, She is in post production for her short film and TV series proof of concept called UNSPEAKABLE, starring Laura Vandervoort. Milena made her first official foray into directing with the short film, TEMPORARY, which has won awards at multiple festivals. She has also mentored with over a dozen established film and television directors.As an actress, Milena first gained national attention on television in CBS’s Love Monkey, then as the prostitute/con-artist Candy on three seasons of Rescue Me. She also starred in the Dick Wolf series Conviction which led to her role as the first and only female detective on the Emmy winning series, Law & Order. She has been featured or recurred on numerous other television shows: K-Ville (FOX); The Defenders (CBS); Make It or Break It (ABC Family); and as Lori Stevens on the MTV drama, Finding Carter. Milena has also appeared in several movies, including Sordid Things, A Novel Romance, starring opposite Steve Guttenberg, Pass the Light, Lucky N#mber, starring opposite Method Man, and the upcoming feature Closure.