Breasts

A Film by Eva Contis

Synopsis

Raising a child on her own, Faryl doesn’t miss a beat. She balances the status quo of working and parenting, her days revolving around her swelling breasts that she must empty every few hours. When a male co-worker nags her about her breaks, a tired and frustrated Faryl explains to him that she must “pump her breasts”. When this innocent comment makes its way back to her boss, Faryl is not only slapped with a sexual harassment complaint, but her ability to pump at work is hampered, forcing her to wean her child prematurely and unsafely.

Director

  • Picture of Eva Contis © Nick Savides

    Eva Contis

    Eva began her film career as an editor where she honed her craft of storytelling, working on features, documentaries and television. In 2012, the film she edited THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE took home the Oscar for best animated short. She is drawn to stories that pull back a veil to reveal the humanity that can get lost in rhetoric or ideology. Her first short, THE STAND, examined the misunderstood relationship between
    religion and terrorism. Featured in ASC magazine, it has screened at numerous festivals with two wins at The Louisiana Film prize: The Top 5 and a $3000 grant. This also led to a distribution deal through Shorts HD. Her third short is a playful look at a woman’s insecurity as she gets dressed to go out. She is currently in pre-production on a ghost story.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST STORY*
    2nd GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)September 22, 2018
  • *BEST SHORT FILM - SOCIAL AWARENESS*
    1st QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)October 15, 2018
  • 28th NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 17, 2018
  • 15th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)October 20, 2018
  • 25th AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 26, 2018
  • 18th VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, North Hollywood, CA, USA)October 31, 2018
  • 16th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Düsseldorf, Germany)November 21, 2018
  • 1st CAPITAL FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)December 6, 2018
  • 16th OXFORD FILM FEST (Official Selection, Oxford, MS, USA)February 6, 2019
  • 4th INDIE-LINCS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincolnshire, UK)February 14, 2019
  • 1st NORTH EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 19, 2019
  • 4th FERRARA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ferrara, Italy)March 23, 2019
  • 3rd CHICAGO FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chicago, USA)March 27, 2019
  • 16th INDY FILM FEST (Official Selection, Indianapolis, IN, USA)May 5, 2019
  • 2nd PORTO FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Porto, Portugal)July 18, 2019
  • *BEST SHORT - IMPACT/AWARENESS
    1st HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Carson, CA, USA)November 14, 2019

Crew

Director
Eva Contis
Screenplay
Eva Contis
Producer
Kerry Cahill
Director of Photography
Natalie Kingston
Art Direction
Ellen Bull
Costume Design
Melinda Bruns
Sound
Larry Blake
Editor
Eva Contis
Sound Design
Larry Blake
Music
Helen Gillet

Details

Running Time
17:28 min
Shooting Format
Alexa RAW
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

EVA CONTIS
930 City Park Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
U.S.A.
evacontis@me.com