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Baba Yaga Smoked Me Out

In this puppet-tastic queer 420 comedy, a heartbroken and unemployed dyke unknowingly smokes magical weed and summons the mysterious Baba Yaga-- an old hag witch that grants wishes for a price.

  • Julia Berkey
  • Julia Berkey
  • Helena Breger
  • Teresa Gelsomini
    Key Cast
  • Tau Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Heather Kendall
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    comedy, horror, lgbtq, lesbian, fantasy
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 16, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Julia Berkey

Julia Berkey (she/her) is the writer and director of "Baba Yaga Smoked Me Out". Julia focuses on lesbian stories and bends the genres of horror and comedy. Her previous work includes her lesbian high school comedy pilot “Tater Tots” and her queer, witchy revenge horror short “The Lost Goddesses.” Julia returns for her post-college writer/directorial debut with this magical gay stoner comedy “Baba Yaga Smoked Me Out.” She also works closely with Hanna Forman, the creator of the women and non-binary Ax Wound Film Festival. They are currently developing projects for Ax Wound’s

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Director Statement

There has been an uptick in anti-gay bills and rhetoric sweeping the nation. Whether it is coverage of the latest iteration of the "Don't Say Gay" bill or the latest drag story hour forced to cancel due to threats of violence, we are all too familiar with seeing our community on screen in a negative light. Seeing your community in danger, over and over, can make happiness feel impossible. When in reality, we are capable of so much beautiful gay joy. We just want to provide the LGBTQ+ community with media that is created by and for them. Our project is absolutely completely and utterly GAY. Gay, goofy, silly, fun, and filled with joy. Something we could all use right about now.