After enjoying much acclaim and a warm reception on an extensive run on the film festival circuit, the comedic short film by Poppy Gordon, For Your Consideration is now available in wide release on Omeleto and Vimeo. Gordon’s live-action short For Your Consideration asks: whose Hollywood agenda are we being manipulated by and who’s pulling the strings?
Poppy Gordon’s For Your Consideration focuses on a group of young women who come together with a mission to make an Oscar-winning film. Determined to party at Sundance, three entitled young women meet up at an LA member’s only club to make a selection-worthy film. In an unholy fusion of wokeness and cluelessness, they build a narrative from atop the high perch of their privilege. And piece-by-piece, they almost, almost, almost give a voice to the voiceless — just without ever having any idea what they’re talking about. But they are perfectly positioned to make it happen.
This fantastic short, which takes a snapshot of current monetized, performative ‘woke’ pop culture and dares viewers to laugh and cringe at its manufacturing, screened at the Oscar-qualifying festivals Rhode Island and Odense, Cinequest, HollyShorts as well as Nashville International and LA Shorts. As of today, June 28, 2021, the film is available on Omeleto and Vimeo.
Director Poppy Gordon is NYC based and excels at visually driven narratives that combine bold cinematic style with pop influenced VFX. Poppy has directed work for brands such as NIKE, WAV, PayPal, Pond’s, TRESemmé, and many more. She is commercially represented by Hey Baby and also leads her own creative studio Feral. For Your Consideration was co-written by Poppy’s longtime collaborator Aldo Arias who is a New York City writer by way of Texas.
Writer Aldo Arias is an NYC-based writer by way of Texas. But he wasn’t always a screenwriter. The only son of immigrants (who weren’t going to risk their child’s future on creative writing), Aldo did the next best thing: advertising. Over the years, he’s made beaucoup campaigns, commercials and experiences — all incorporating his knack for storytelling and narrative rhythms. Now, through his company Only Child, Aldo finally has the flexibility to work on his own projects while still paying the bills.
Producer Lysette Urus is a multi-faceted producer whose most recent credit includes Co-Producer on a Quibi documentary Blackballed that covers the players’ side of the 2014 NBA race scandal. She is passionate about stories that frame the underdog and human resilience above all else.
Cinematographer Matthew Schroeder’s work has screened at The Berlin Film Festival, New York Fashion Film Festival, Ciclope, LFFF, amongst others. He lensed the pilot for Front Row, which is being developed by HBO and also shot Fabled which premiered at Tribeca.
Praise from the film festival circuit:
“This film truly is phenomenal!” – Film Snob Reviews
“A stylish, snarky, and satirical short film on how a film idea comes to life in Hollywood.” – Film Threat
“This is essential viewing for those who adore and obsess over awards season.” – Awards Daily
“Those who enjoy satire that confronts the ignorance that is often present in the film industry will appreciate For Your Consideration.” – Picture This Post
“This little film wraps it all into a tight package that makes its point, while delivering laughs.”
– Red Carpet Crash
“The performances are great all round with Samantha Robinson’s performance as Heather being particularly outstanding.” – The Consulting Detective
“Gordon’s film is pleasingly to-the-point and holds no punches. Even the title grabs you by the collar.”
“This film expertly highlights the hypocrisy and tokenism rampant in the entertainment industry.” – RIIFF Filmmaker Spotlight
“A time capsule of the motivations and moral dilemmas at play during our current seismic shift of consciousness.” – Hollywood Times