Kristen McNaule Director Reel 2021
I am very excited to present the trailer for my new web series THE INCREDIBLE L.I.P.S. (aka The Incredible League of Incredibly Practical SuperbHeroes.) It's about a group of broke girls who enlist in an experimental drug trial for birth control and one of the side effects happens to be superpowers. However, despite their superhuman abilities in science and finance and law, they continue to bang their heads against the glass ceiling of a failing job market.
I had no idea when we shot this series how timely this concept of female empowerment through reproductive rights would be in 2022 but it turns out this series is relevant now more than ever.
We had the most incredibly superb diverse cast and crew working on this and I'm so proud of everyone. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned for the series coming this summer!
Kristen McNaule (she/they) is a writer and filmmaker who loves to tell revolutionary stories set in gritty landscapes with a bit of sparkle. She created Element 109, a production company with an edge that shines a light on mental illness, civil rights, and other social issues.
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 short documentary about post-conflict development.
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. LIVE THROUGH THE NIGHT was ranked one of the top 100 pilots in LaunchPad TV Pilot Competition and made Coverfly's Red List for Thriller TV series. REVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE was in the top 10% in the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and was named Best LGBTQ+ Feature Script at the Marina Del Rey Film Festival. 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 in Italy.
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.