little bean

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Winner of the SUNDANCE Co//ab May 2020 film challenge, In memory of our little bean, this is a story about a mother’s loss during a time of loss — made in quarantine during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

8036b9f20a headshotDirector Biography – Adrienne Lovette

Adrienne Lovette is an award winning New York-based director, actor, and writer. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. She is the founder of The Garage Productions, which focuses on diversity in front and behind the camera as well as the underrepresented. The Garage Productions has created several award winning films and web series, all of which showcase diversity, the LGBT community, and differently-abled people.

Most recently, Adrienne has been named “Women Directing Mentorship Semifinalist” through Series Fest sponsored by Shonda Rhimes company Shondaland! Adrienne wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning feature film drama WHEN I’M WITH YOU, which premiered at Cinequest, won “Best Feature Film” at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, and is now on Amazon Prime. Adrienne directed the award-winning short thriller film HIDDEN DAYLIGHT, which won “Best Film” at Phoenix Comicon, “Best Short Film” at Freak Show Horror Film Festival, and earned her the title of “Women in Horror Honoree” at FEARnyc. Hidden Daylight is currently on DirecTV and Amazon Prime. She also directed, co-wrote, and starred in a short romantic comedy called BLIND DATE, which was nominated for “Best Screenplay” and “Best Short Film” at the New Classic Cinema Film Festival, and nominated for “Best Short Film” at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival. BLIND DATE is now on DirecTV.

As an actor, Adrienne has played opposite Naomi Watts, Aziz Ansari, Joaquin Phoenix, Sam Rockwell, and Michelle Williams just to name a few. Adrienne’s favorite TV roles include BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC), RAY DONOVAN (Showtime), FOSSE/VERDON (FX), THE DEUCE (HBO), THE SINNER (USA), MASTER OF NONE (NETFLIX), MR. ROBOT (USA), and GOTHAM (FOX). She is also known for her roles in SUNLIGHT JR. (Tribeca Film Festival 2013) playing opposite Naomi Watts, and the lead role in the award winning short film THICK HEART (Montclair Film Festival) where she won Best Actress at the Top Shorts Film Festival.

She also directed an award-winning female-driven comedic web series called YOU’RE THE PEST, which can be seen on YouTube, won “Best Web Series” at Glowfest and is currently screening at festivals. She co-directed the award winning Latinx coming-of-age short drama called THIS BOYS VIDA which is being adapted as a web series, won “Best Trailer” at “HollyWeb Festival” and is currently screening festivals. She co-wrote, produced, and starred in an Instagram web series called #INSOCIAL. Adrienne has just returned from Pittsburgh where she directed the horror/thriller THE DARK ROOM, and is currently working on her coming-of-age feature drama with sci-fi/fantasy elements called SEARCHING FOR L.G. WALTERS. For more information, visit her on IMDB, www.AnAdrienneLovetteFilm.com, www.AdrienneLovette.com, and www.TheGarageProductions.com.

Director Statement

This was not an easy short to make. I debated for weeks if I wanted to talk about a subject that was so fresh and so extremely personal to me. But, then I thought about how miscarriage is something that isn’t talked about, and how most women and couples feel alone when it happens to them, so I decided to make the film. I hope in some way, it helps someone who has experienced miscarriage at any time, but specifically during the covid pandemic, not feel so alone.

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