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A Period Drama

A comedic short about the rough relationship between a woman and her personified period.

  • Kristine Gerolaga
    Director
  • Kristine Gerolaga
    Writer
  • Kristine Gerolaga
    Producer
  • Beatriz Aguilar
    Producer
  • Kristine Gerolaga
    Key Cast
  • Rivka Roffino
    Key Cast
  • Steven Krimmel
    Editor
  • Shaun Morris
    Cinematography
  • Jordain Wallace
    Composer
  • Hannah Burgos
    Production Design
  • Alexandra Savio
    Assistant Director
  • Elaine Nicholson
    Hair and Makeup
  • Hannah Burgos
    Wardrobe
  • Hannah Burgos
    Props
  • Hector Martinez
    Animation
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 30, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Middle Coast Film Festival
    Bloomington, IN
    August 15, 2015
  • Acting UP Network's #DIRECTEDBYWOMEN Film Festival
    Burbank, CA
    September 10, 2015
    TOP 5 FILM
  • Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema
    San Francisco, CA
    September 11, 2015
  • Broad Humor Film Festival
    Venice, CA
    September 26, 2015
    BEST SHORT
  • Artisyn Studio's Funniest Film Festival
    Tujunga, CA
    October 3, 2015
    1st PLACE FUNNIEST FILM AWARD
  • Kearny Street Workshop's APAture Asian American Arts Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    October 10, 2015
  • Big Asian LA Cinema Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    November 8, 2015
  • Cinema On the Bayou Film Festival
    Lafayette, LA
    January 23, 2016
    Louisiana Premiere
    NOMINATED for BEST NARRATIVE SHORT
Director Biography - Kristine Gerolaga

Kristine Gerolaga is a Bay Area born and raised, band geek/ color guardist for life, and ex-professional monkey feeder. After graduating from UC Davis with a B.A. in Sociology and being let go from her life-changing job as a residential counselor for at-risk youth, Kristine decided to finally become an actor turned dirActor with a dream of telling moving stories featuring complex three-dimensional characters. She co-wrote and starred in the short film DISCONNECTION, which won Best Dramatic Short at the 2012 DIY Film Festival in Hollywood, won Best Editing as well as earned an Honorable Mention for Best Dramatic Short for the 2013 winter quarter at the Asians On Film Festival in Los Angeles, and has made its national television debut as a part of NUVOtv's inaugural Nu Point of View: The Emerging Latino Filmmaker's showcase in March of 2014. Her directorial debut, A PERIOD DRAMA (which she also wrote and stars in), was an official selection and just had its world premiere at Dances With Films in May 2015!

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Director Statement

I made A Period Drama because my acting teacher challenged our class to create our own doors, and because I'm a woman and a person of color, I often find that my opportunities are more limited than those of a different identity (even though the odds are against all of us in the business). So, this is my directorial debut! It was very important to me to do something that featured as much diversity as possible (the film is mainly cast out of my acting class)! The concept used to be as simple as a comedy about a woman and her personified period who beat her up throughout the week, but as we continued to develop the story and project, I realized that it was missing a heart and a message. I now hope that message is loud and clear and that you enjoy it. Thank you for your consideration!