MISDIRECTIONDirected by Carly Usdin
Cast: Jasika Nicole, Justin Willman, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Erick Lopez, Kara Royster, Victoria Ortiz
A chance encounter teaches Cam — a college freshman with a big, gay crush on her roommate — to open her heart to magical possibilities.
Carly Usdin is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her first feature Suicide Kale won the Audience Award for Best First Feature at Outfest 2016. After playing over 30 festivals worldwide, the film is now available on iTunes and Amazon Prime. Usdin is also the creator and writer of two comic book series for BOOM! Studios: Heavy Vinyl and The Avant-Guards. Heavy Vinyl was nominated for a 2018 Prism award, honoring the best in LGBTQAI+ comics. Usdin is an alumna of the American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women, class of 2019. Currently she is developing several projects through her production company, Scheme Machine Studios, which she owns with her wife, photographer and producer Robin Roemer.
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