The Electric Virgin

When modern science fails to get Rose pregnant, she puts her trust in the blessing of the Black Madonna statue, which has mysteriously appeared in her backyard. Little does she realize as she fends off a Romany family determined to retrieve the statue of their pilgrim saint - not to mention her mother, business partner and frustrated husband - that there is more to creating a family than conception.

  • Bethany Jacobson
    Hotel Bleu
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    Comedy, Romance, Magic Realism
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    United States
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  • Sloan Foundation TriBeCa Film Fund.
    New York
  • Moondance Film Festival 2018
    Boulder, Colorado
    October 1, 2018
    Best Feature Screenplay
Writer Biography - Bethany Jacobson

Bethany began her career as a magazine photographer and video artist, followed by fifteen years producing magazine style segments, long format documentaries, and reality TV. Her work has aired on PBS, MTV, BBC and WDR. Her feature screenplay "The Electric Virgin" received support from the Euroscript and Media II. It was optioned by the American producer Andrea Miller, (Dark Matter, Particle Fever). It won Best Screenplay at the Moondance Film Festival in 2018, was a finalist for the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Film Fund, and was selected for the 2021 Stowe Writers Lab. The feature screenplay for "Hotel Bleu" was commissioned by UK independent producer Hubert Gibbs, (The Culling, As Good As Dead). Her short film, "Hotel Bleu", featuring Julie Halston won several awards; including a Remy Award at the 2017 Houston Worldfest and screened at numerous festivals. It is distributed by First Focus International and Bethany has taught screenwriting and production courses at numerous universities, and currently teaches at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute. She is an American/British dual-national and has worked abroad in the UK, Germany and Israel.

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