116

Love ~ no bed of roses.
A woman wakes up in a hotel room with a younger man at her side. She insists he leave, he resists, and the struggle begins. Is it the power of love, or the love of power that bring them together, repeating the same, bizarre ritual, over and over again? The answer can only be found in Room 116.

  • Julia Campanelli
    Director
    A Day In November
  • Julia Campanelli
    Writer
    A Day In November
  • Julia Campanelli
    Producer
  • Nick Atkinson
    Producer
  • Julia Campanelli
    Key Cast
    NBCUNiversal's Dementia 13
  • Sean Yves Lessard
    Key Cast
    Abraham's Desert
  • Lauretta Prevost
    Director of Photography
    My Brother's Keeper
  • Dina Alexander
    Editor
    Flight of Hope
  • Julia Campanelli
    Production Designer
    A Day In November
  • Dina Alexander
    Sound Designer
    Flight of Hope
  • Julia Haltigan
    Composer
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Chautaugua International Film Festival 2018
    Jamestown, NY
    United States
    July 27, 2018
    Official selection
  • I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2018
    Marbella
    Spain
    Sapin Premiere
    Finalist
  • Kingman International Film Festival 2018
    Kingman, AZ
    United States
    February 24, 2018
    Semi-Finalist
  • Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    United States
    February 9, 2018
    Chandler Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
    Scottsdale. Arizona
    United States
    February 9, 2018
    Scottsdale Premiere
    Best Visual effects
  • Romance Film & Screenplay Festival 2018
    Toronto
    Canada
    February 14, 2018
    Official selection
  • Chandler International Film Festival 2018
    Chandler, AZ
    United States
    January 14, 2018
    Arizona Premiere
    Official selection
  • Prague Film Awards 2018
    Prague
    Czech Republic
    January 5, 2018
    Czech Premiere
    Official selection
  • Mykonos Biennale Film Festival 2017
    Mykonos, Greece
    Greece
    September 6, 2017
    Greece Premiere
  • Miami Independent Film Festival 2017
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    August 6, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
    Syracuse
    Italy
    Italy Premiere
    Best Film Idea
  • European Cinematography Awards 2017
    Warsaw
    Poland
    July 29, 2017
    Poland Premiere
    Best Female Director
  • Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival 2017

    United States
    August 30, 2017
  • Shakespeare Shorts: Crossing Borders 2017
    Stratford-upon-Avon
    United Kingdom
    September 21, 2017
    UK Premiere
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival 2017
    Berlin
    Germany
    August 25, 2017
    Germany Premiere
  • Los Angeles CineFest 2017
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 14, 2018
    Los Angeles, CA Premiere
    Official Selection, Semi-Finalist
  • Symi International Film Festival 2017
    Symi
    Greece
    September 18, 2017
    Symi, Greece
    Best Actress
  • Tryon International Film Festival 2017
    Tryon, North Carolina
    United States
    October 27, 2017
    North Carolina Premiere
    Offical Selection
  • American Filmatic Art Awards 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    Brooklyn Premiere
    Best Actress
  • NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    New York Premiere
    Best Short Film
  • NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    New York Premiere
    Best Director
  • NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    September 16, 2017
    New York, NY
    Best Actress
  • Elevation Film Awards 2017
    Dublin
    Ireland
    Ireland Premiere
    Winner - Spotlight Award For Excellence
  • Canada Shorts International Film Festival 2017
    Toronto
    Canada
    Canadian Premiere
    Winner - Awrad of Distinction
  • Creation International Film Festival 2017
    Toronto
    Canada
    Best Lighting Award
  • Creation International Film Festival 2017

    Canada
    Best Color Treatment Award
  • Austin Spotlight Film Festival 2018
    Austin, Texas
    United States
    Texas Premiere
    Official selection
  • Largo Film Awards 2017
    Largo
    Switzerland
    August 18, 2017
    Switzerland Premiere
    Nominated Best Director, Official selection
  • RedCorner Film Festival 2017
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection, Finalist Best Film
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival 2017

    August 18, 2017
    Official Selection, Finalist Best Film
  • NewFilmmakers NY 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    Offical Selection
  • LA San Rafael Film Festival 2017
    San Rafael
    Spain
    Official Selection
  • FIFF Filmstrip International Film Festival 2017

    Official Selection, Finalist, Best Actress
  • Chelsea Fasion & Film Festival 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Best Film
  • AFC GLobal Fest 2017

    Official Selection
  • International Women's Film Festival KIN 2017

    Official Selection
  • Oslo Independent Film Festival 2017
    Oslo, Norway
    Norway
    Norway Premiere
    Official Selection
  • BLOW-UP International ArtHouse FIlm Festival 2017
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    Chicago Premiere
    Official Selection
  • New York Short Film Festival 2017
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 6, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Florence Short Film Festival 2017
    Florence
    Italy
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Julia Campanelli

Julia is an award-winning American director, writer, producer and actress of film and theatre. She is the founder of Shelter Film, a New York-based independent film company dedicated to creating engaging films, using complex female protagonists and female filmmakers.

Shelter’s inaugural project, '116', a film Julia wrote, produced, directed, and stars in, with a female-majority crew, has won the following awards:

Winner - Best Female Filmmaker - Direct Short Online Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Comedy - Global Film Festival Awards Los Angeles 2018
Winner - Best Female Director - Sicily International Film Awards 2018
Winner - Best Producer - Oniros Film Awards 2018
Winner - Best Short Film - Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018
Winner - Best Short Film - Mykonos Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Short Film - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Director - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Female Director - European Cinematography Awards 2017
Winner - Best Actress - NYC Indie Film Awards 2017
Winner - Best Actress - Symi International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Actress - American Filmatic Arts Awards 2017
Winner - Best Film Idea - Mediterranean Film Festival 2017
Winner - Spotlight Award for Excellence - Elevation Film Awards 2017
Winner - Award for Distinction - Canada Shorts International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Lighting - Creation International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Color Treatment - Creation International Film Festival 2017
Winner - Best Visual Effects - Worldwide Women's International Film Festival 2018

Since September 2017, ‘116’ has been an Official Selection/screened at over 45 film festivals worldwide.

Julia is also Artistic Director of Shelter Theatre Group NYC, a company dedicated to equality on stage, through gender-blind, stage-blind, and color-blind casting. She has produced and directed 13 productions in NYC, including the critically acclaimed Macbeth on LES in 2014.

As an actress, film and TV appearances include starring in NBCUniversal's Dementia 13, Shelter Film's 116, Ryan Lonergan's Kill the Monsters, Pamanhikan (Vale Film Festival winner); L’Accordatore (Las Vegas Film Festival winner); Pink Moon (Big Apple Film Festival winner); A Day with Conrad Greene; One Life To Live (ABC); Tattinger’s, and The Equalizer, to name a select few.

Julia has appeared Off Broadway as Hecate in the OBIE, Drama League, and Drama Desk Award-winning hit show Sleep No More; Villainous Company; and Lucille Lortel Award-winning Queen’s Company’s The Wonder; as well as with Theatre Askew, Red Bull Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Folger Shakespeare.

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Director Statement

Love is complicated at any age. It can be messy, intriguing, obsessive, as well as fulfilling. It can also be unexpected. With 116, my intent is to show the complex and complicated life of a mature woman, without restrictions or judgement. I take the audience inside her intimate relationship. The struggle between the woman and the man to gain or surrender power comprises their relationship.

By employing the use of role-play - Shakespeare's sonnet about ideal love, written over 400 years ago - I ask the questions, can love exist without equality? Have relationships changed in 400 years? Is love really love, or, is it possessing power over someone? And in having that power, how far will someone go to keep it?

I have always been fascinated with hotel rooms and their appearance of privacy, when, in fact, they are very public places. Yet each hotel guest willingly assumes this appearance of privacy, a type of role-play, which does not exist. By placing the film in a hotel room the audience become voyeurs, witnessing the intimate and obsessive details of a perhaps bizarre relationship, and ask them - who are they to judge? When we do, in fact, judge people, and their relationships, obsessively