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After the threat of a biological attack during the Cold War leaves the residents of a NYC tenement building trapped inside,

a troubled teenager must fight against the self-appointed leader in order to save the tenants.

 WOMEN IN FILM 

One of the most exciting aspects of this film is that those involved are primarily female. Despite women making up a majority of the movie-going audience since 2010, females are far under-represented both in front of and behind the camera with women making up only 13% of directors, 5% of cinematographers, and 34% of speaking characters in the top 250 grossing films in 2019*.

Luckily for us, the current crew of our film is  77% female with 62.5% of our speaking roles specified for female characters, including our main protagonist. This is great for two reasons: everyone involved in this project is able to make real, viable change in bringing talented female filmmakers and actresses to the forefront, and female-driven films tend to resonate with female

audiences.

Some of the crew of Darkness in Tenement 45 during production.

*Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film