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new trailer released from seattle independent foodie film

Watch the new trailer here: https://vimeo.com/360468608

Executive Producer Rachel Yang brings a new story from Seattle. Champagne, an indie short filmed in Yang’s restaurant Joule, tells the story of a head chef who hires an assistant in her peculiar restaurant. The film stars Sara Porkalob, award winning artist-activist featured in Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People of 2018 and winner of three 2018 Gregory awards, as Champagne. Key actors include Taige Lauren and Kevin Lin, both adding to the northwest cast who aid Champagne in creating food that goes beyond the traditional boundaries of masculine cuisine for the otherworldly patrons that she serves. 

Champagne was written and directed by Elizabeth Schiffler, a Seattle film and theater artist who recently relocated to Los Angeles as a PhD student in Performance Studies at UCLA. Schiffler met Sara at Intiman’s Emerging Artist Program as a director, and both connected over their commitment to radical storytelling practices. Champagne is a part of the new creative standard that is apart of Northwest stories: diverse, complex, poetic, and ultimately rejecting the narratives that perpetuate harmful norms. Read more about Schiffler’s goals writing the piece in her interview with London based fashion brand, Polka Pants, or interview with London zine We Hate Pink.

Shot in June 2019, following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the film is currently in post-production. The production released its first teaser trailer, along with a mini-crowdfunding campaign to support film festival submission fees. The production is entirely independently produced, and funded via 150+ Kickstarter backers.  It will be screened in film festivals starting in spring 2020. 

For interviews, press opportunities, and other information, please email champagnemovie@gmail.com