Acid Test Trailer - 2021
Set in 1992, Acid Test follows a teenage girl’s rebellion fueled by Riot Grrrl music, dysfunctional family, and LSD. This narrative feature film is currently in post-production! Written/Directed by Jenny Waldo Director of Photography Kerianne Parker Produced by Anna Tran, Eddie Rodriguez, Hillary Felice Edited by Jenny Waldo & Kerianne Parker Starring Juliana DeStefano, Brian Thornton, Reece Everett Ryan, Mia Ruiz, Mai Le, Tacquaya Tobias, Junie Hoang, Joe Grisaffi, and Sara Gaston. Featuring the music of Giant Kitty, Fea, Pleasure Venom, ImposterBoys, Britt, and All Gonna Die. More at acidtestfilm.com and @acidtestfilm. This project is fiscally sponsored by From the Heart Productions and Fresh Arts and is sponsored by Houston MediaSource.
Junk Car (concept)
Baytown, TX - 1994. A woman in a man's world, body shop owner Martha Barnett fought City Hall for the right to use the brightly painted shell of an old Mustang as part of the shop's sign to catch people's eye. Based on a true story. Feature film in development! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Writer & Director: Jenny Waldo Cinematographer: Rob Neilson Starring: Sara Gaston as Martha Joe Grisaffi as Don Dan Braverman as Carl Brian Watson as Howard Lucas Matteson as Frank Kent Twyman as Male Driver Producers: Tom Eishen, Martha Barnett, Jenny Waldo Gaffer: Adam Taylor Key Grip: Ricky Casco Grips: Jack Porter, Jared Pierson Sound Sean Halloran Production Assistant: Ruben Aranda Edit & Color: Hans Vipersteengaffer Sound Design by: Reece Moffett
Acid Test (short film)
Acid Test follows a teenage girl as she drops acid and goes home to her parents, sparking a hallucinogenic family meltdown. Award-winning short selected at various film festivals throughout the world including: Austin Film Festival, BendFilm, Houston Latino Film Festival, Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival, Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, Snowdance. Selected for the Women in Film and Television International Short Film Showcase and Austin Film Society's Shortcase at SXSW. Adapted into a feature film now in post! Learn more at acidtestfilm.com. Written & Directed by: Jenny Waldo Produced by: Jason A. Raschen, Jenny Waldo, Sharad K. Patel Cinematography, Editing, VFX, and Color by: Sharad K. Patel Production Design by: Jessica Flores Sound Design by: John Guel Music by: Giant Kitty Starring: Juliana DeStefano, Patrick Sane, Mia Ruiz, Jasmine Balais, Jake Hoving, Steel Herrera Fiscally sponsored by Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP)
Giant Kitty Band
Disorder Girl - Giant Kitty (Official Video) Roologic Records
From the LP "Rampage" by Giant Kitty Full album available on every major streaming and download service. Physical copies available on www.giantkitty.com Directed by Jenny Waldo ©2018 Roologic Records/Giant Kitty All Rights Reserved www.roo-logic.com
Giant Kitty Band
You Suck - Giant Kitty (Official Video) Roologic Records
You Suck available 10/13 Worldwide on every popular music service! First single from the upcoming LP Rampage on Roologic Records Video Directed by Jenny Waldo and Produced by Giant Kitty Song ©2017 Giant Kitty All Rights Reserved (ASCAP) Cassandra Chiles - Guitar, Keys, & Vocals Miriam Hakim - Lead Vocals Roger Medina - Bass & Vocals Trinity Quirk - Drums & Percussion Produced by Ruben “DJ Baby Roo” Jimenez Recorded & Mastered by Brian Baker Additional Backgound Vocals by Devin Bettineschi & Ruben “DJ Baby Roo” Jimenez Recorded at Sound Arts Studio in Houston, Texas Thanks to Lei Low Tiki Bar and Houston Metro Transit ©2017 GIANT KITTY ALL RIGHTS RESERVED WWW.GIANTKITTY.COM WWW.ROO-LOGIC.COM
Giant Kitty Band
This Stupid Stuff - Giant Kitty (Official Video)
Check out our LP on iTunes! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-stupid-stuff/id1072179113 Giant Kitty - "This Stupid Stuff" From the LP "This Stupid Stuff" This video contains cruel and hurtful language. We asked our friends and each other about the things people say to us that are cruel, dismissive, alienating, and disrespectful based on the ways we are interpreted. Each post it on each person’s body displays a direct quote. “If you liked ‘This Stupid Stuff’ show our director Jenny Waldo some love by following and contributing to her short film, ACID TEST, which also features us and our songs! https://www.seedandspark.com/studio/acid-test.” Director: Jenny Waldo Concept by : Miriam Hakim Giant Kitty: Miriam Hakim (Vocals) Cassandra Chiles (Guitar, Background Vocals) Glenn Gilbert (Bass) Trinity Quirk (Drums) Cast: Akbar Torshizad Biz ( https://brianisze.bandcamp.com/ ) Hannah Thalenberg K. A. I. Laura-Jane DeLuca Muhammad Jafari of the Free Radicals ( http://www.freerads.com/ ) , Mumbai ( http://arredondoarts.com/mumbai.html ), and Bayou City Funk ( https://www.facebook.com/Bayou-City-F... ) Sydney Gibson Zoe Special thanks to Rudyard's Pub in Houston, TX. www.giantkitty.com © 2016 Carrot Girl Records All Rights Reserved
Houston Hero: Michelle Mower
Hometown Hero Michelle Mower is an inspiration to the film community here in Houston with her success and her dedication to supporting other filmmakers. She speaks about her journey! Series part of the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Campaign for ACID TEST: http://www.seedandspark.com/fund/acid-test-feature. Please FOLLOW our campaign, SHARE the link, and CONTRIBUTE if you can!
Two sisters go on their morning run only to find it is anything but routine. Written & Directed by Jenny Waldo Produced by Michelle Mower Starring Hannah Cabell and Ashley Lowe Shot by Jim Livesey Production Sound by Luke Odom Edited by Daniel Ko Post-Production Sound & Music Composed by Scott Szabo
Houston Hero: Cassandra Chiles-Quirk
Hometown Hero Cassandra Chiles-Quirk, lead guitarist and founding member of the riot grrrl band Giant Kitty is my Houston Hero this week. She speaks about her journey! Series part of the Hometown Heroes Crowdfunding Campaign for ACID TEST: http://www.seedandspark.com/fund/acid-test-feature. Please FOLLOW our campaign, SHARE the link, and CONTRIBUTE if you can! Help me become a Houston Hero and achieve my dream of making my debut feature film!
Houston Hero: Miriam
Series of Houston Hero videos installment on Miriam, the lead singer of the riot grrrl band Giant Kitty and a graduate student/researcher in a STEM field. She talks about her advocacy work and those that inspire her to continue to create change little by little in all ways that she can. Series is part of a Hometown Heroes campaign supporting the debut feature film of Houston filmmaker Jenny Waldo. To join us, please follow the campaign on Seed&Spark, share the link to spread the word, and contribute if you can! Click here: https://www.seedandspark.com/fund/acid-test-feature
Houston Hero: Hannah Thalenberg
Spotlight on Hannah Thalenberg and her work toward social, racial, and reproductive justice with her job at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas and in her life. Last in a series of Houston Hero profiles made in support of the Seed&Spark Hometown Heroes crowdfunding campaign for local Houston filmmaker, Jenny Waldo, to adapt her short film ACID TEST into her debut feature film. Follow and support the campaign here: htts://www.seedandspark.com/fund/acid-test-feature. Deadline Friday, October 13th!
Producing Work available
MAKING THE CUT
The cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (Full Documentary)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing is a 2004 film directed by filmmaker Wendy Apple and edited by Daniel Loewenthal and Tim Tobin. Documentary about the art of film editing. Clips are shown from many groundbreaking films with innovative editing styles. How editors compile strips of film in order to create memorable moviegoing experiences. In addition to interviews with a variety of respected and award-winning editors, the movie offers clips form some of the most memorable films in the history of the artform. With: Dede Allen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Conrad Buff, Donn Cambern, James Cameron, Jay Cassidy, Richard Chew, Anne V. Coates, Rob Cohen, Chris Columbus, Wes Craven, Joe Dante, Jodie Foster, Antony Gibbs, Mark Goldblatt, Alan Heim, Paul Hirsch, Tina Hirsch, Peter Honess, Joe Hutshing, Michael Kahn, Lawrence Kasdan, Chris Lebenzon, Carol Littleton, George Lucas, Richard Marks, Craig McKay, Sally Menke, Anthony Minghella, Walter Murch, Alexander Payne, Sean Penn, Tom Rolf, Pietro Scalia, Thelma Schoonmaker, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Howard Smith, Steven Spielberg, Zach Staenberg, Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Tent, Dylan Tichenor, Michael Tronick, Frank Urioste, Paul Verhoeven, Kathy Bates (narrator). Art in the interpretation
Trailer for UNSYNCABLES AT ANY AGE
Miriam, Lizzie, Penny and Ruth are senior women who are part of a winning synchronized swimming team. When we first meet, it is four weeks before the National competition in Florida,. Lizzie paints her gold medals to make them look better. Penny has managed to rope in her daughter Meredith to be a part of the team. Synchronized swimming managed to get Miriam through her chemotherapy. Ruth has to juggle a career and her family with the swimming. In UNSYNCABLES AT ANY AGE, we see how friendship and a love of synchronized swimming have kept these 4 energetic women healthy and still focused on the future looking forward to the next competition. (26 MIN.)
The Preacher's Daughter
Associate Produced on this indie feature film premiered on Lifetime.
Produced this short film that screened at the Beaumont Film Festival.
Crowdfunding videos, sneak peeks, and more on my Vimeo!
Credit list of narrative and documentary work.