Mildred, a large, athletic, very bad poet, believes she deserves a trip to Bermuda. She kidnaps her son to steal his VA disability benefits.
Laura P. ValtortaWriterDisability, White Rock Boxing, The Art House
Number of Pages:78
Country of Origin:United States
Laura P. Valtorta
Attorney at Law and Filmmaker
903 Calhoun Street
Columbia, SC 29201
223 Forty Love Point Drive
Chapin, SC 29036
In April 2013, I finished producing White Rock Boxing – a 56-minute documentary about a local boxing gym. The film originated from my notion that this old-school boxing gym could exemplify the discipline involved in the sport, and the diversity and goodwill of the boxing community. As executive producer, I put the project together. I also conducted the interviews, directed a film crew, and helped with the editing. White Rock Boxing first aired on South Carolina ETV on August 8, 2013 and again in August 2014. It won honorable mention at the Sunset Los Angeles Film Festival in 2013. White Rock Boxing was selected for the Olive Tree TV’s online film festival, August 25-27, 2014, and is now available on Amazon Instant Video.
In April and May 2013, I wrote and directed a scripted short about Social Security disability hearings. The film, a 20-minute comedy entitled Disability, is available on the PBS Shorts Showcase at www.shortsshowcase.com. I was in charge of the script, choosing the actors and the costumes, and directing the acting.
“The Art House,” my 9-minute short about a local artist who uses the interior of her house as a canvas, has been accepted at 21 festivals and won several awards. (See www.shortsshowcase.com, 2015 entries, scroll down.). The Shorts Showcase from Palm Springs, California, will include “the Art House’ in its nationally broadcast show, on PBS, of short films.
My 30-minute film about a legal battle with a private water company, “Water Women,” was released in May 2015.