Kristen McNaule Director Reel 2021
LENNY is officially released for festivals! So far it has been officially selected for the Visioni Corte International Film Festival, London Shorts, and Long Story Short. The film was also a semi-finalist in the Oscar-qualifying Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival out of over 6,500 entries. Thanks to my incredible team who made this happen! Check out the trailer!
Kristen McNaule (she/they) is a writer and filmmaker from Ottawa, Canada. After working as a communications assistant for Members of Parliament dealing with Immigration and Foreign Affairs, her interest in International Development led her to Sierra Leone to produce a documentary about post-conflict development. She’s the founding director of Element 109, a production company with an edge that shines a light on mental illness, civil rights, and other social issues.
Her drama feature script, ALPHABET CITY, was a semi-finalist in the Austin Film Festival script competition and finished in the top 10% in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship. REVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE was in the top 15% in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and her musical comedy, WHALE HUNTING IN UTAH, was a Second Rounder at the Austin Film Festival.
Her short films have been named official selection at several international film festivals, including FROM SARAJEVO, which was also acquired for broadcast. Her recently released short film, LENNY, was a semifinalist at the Oscar qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival and had its world premiere at the Visioni Corte International Short Film Festival.
WHAT'S WITH ELEMENT 109?
Element 109 on the Periodic Table is Meitnerium, named after groundbreaking Physicist Lise Meitner who helped pave the way for women in science. Unfortunately, she had to spend much of her career escaping Nazi occupied Europe. She also lost popularity among her peers when she spoke out against the scientific community's contributions to the Nazi regime. Her headstone reads "A physicist who never lost her humanity". Element 109 is in honor of Lise Meitner.