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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

20201 Films: Navel Gazers

Navel Gazers by Kimmy Gatewood
Los Angeles (Milwaukee Premiere)
Running Time: 15 minutes
Screening Time: TBA
Dark Comedy



Navel Gazers is a dark comedy that takes place in the inevitable future where humanity has become so engrossed with their mobile devices that their spines have developed permanent and inheritable curvatures – a society that is perpetually navel gazing. One woman longs to break free of her screen and experience the world with her own eyes. But when Polly decides to make her dream come true, she risks it all.




Director Bio:

Kimmy Gatewood is a director, writer, & comedian best known as 1/3 of the acclaimed musical comedy trio The Apple Sisters. She produced and directed the feature documentary, Nerdcore Rising, which premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival. She has since made a splash in the digital world having directed and produced for Dreamworks, Nerdist, Youtube's Comedy Week, Jash/Video Podcast Network, Maker Studios. AwesomenessTV, Yahoo!, Vevo, Awestruck, and Hulu. She also directed Rachel Bloom (Golden Globe Award winning “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) in a video for Vanity Fair’s first Founders Fair entitled “LadyBoss.” Other directing projects include “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser” on Comedy Central, the Comedy Central digital series “Junketeers,” “Trump vs. Bernie” for Fusion & her series “Milk Factory” for Awestruck, As an actress Kimmy has been seen on Conan, “The B in Apartment 23,” ”Comedy Bang! Bang!,” “The Smosh Movie,” “Jersey Boys,” “Bad Judge,” “Epic Rap Battles of History” and the Netflix series, “GLOW” executive produced by Jenji Kohan. When she isn't acting, directing, or producing, Gatewood has a love for music, she sings and plays the guitar & trombone to her 4 year old daughter.


Her most recent project is the forthcoming Netflix film she directed called "Good On Paper" coming this this June.







 



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