Private Project

Creme Brulee The Movie

An insecure woman realizes the value of true love when she's caught lying to the woman of her dreams.

  • Dawn Spinella
  • Judi JP Price
  • Judi JP Price
  • Judi JP Price
    Key Cast
  • Andrea St Clair
    Key Cast
  • Brooklyn Solomon
    Key Cast
  • Navjit Bansi
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Romantic Comedy, LGBT, Lesbian
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Place Called Sacramento
    Sacramento, CA
    United States
    October 5, 2019
    World Premiere
    Audience Favorite Award /Official Selection
  • Culver City Film Festival
    Culver City, CA
    United States
    December 7, 2019
    Official Selection
  • LGBT History Month Screenings
    United Kingdom
    February 2, 2020
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • The Bush Films
    Brooklyn, NY
    United States
    April 24, 2020
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Brighton Rocks Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    June 20, 2020
    Honorable Mention
  • Out & Loud- Pune International Queer Film Festival
    April 9, 2020
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wicked Queer: Boston's LGBT Film Festival
    Boston, MA
    United States
    April 12, 2020
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Muskoka Queer Film Festival
    Bracebridge, Ontario
    March 21, 2020
    Canada Premiere
    Official Selection
  • London Lesbian Film Festival
    London, Ontario
    May 1, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Catalina International Film Festival
    Catalina Island, CA
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Sisters Film Festival
    Paducah, KY
    Official Selection
  • Portland Comedy Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    July 16, 2020
    Oregon Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Dawn Spinella

Dawn Spinella is an award-winning writer, director, actor and producer based in Sacramento, CA.

Dawn’s background also includes videography, photography and teaching. Having experience in front of, and behind the camera gives Dawn a comprehensive view for filmmaking.

She’s worked with filmmakers: Dustin Lance Black (MILK), Bobby Moresco (CRASH), Paula Wagner (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE), and Wolfgang Petersen.

Currently she is a Filmmaking Monitor for the Youth Cinema Project.

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Director Statement

My aunt was a lesbian feminist. As a baby I sat in her lap during the first gay pride parade in Sacramento. I love that it happened. I hate that I can't remember it.

I grew up, only to discover I had serious feminist tendencies. My beliefs toward equality were basically spoon fed to me since birth, so my attitude wasn't conducive to being treated like a second-hand citizen. And that's when I truly understood how my aunt had to not only hide who she was from society, she had to compromise every part of herself. Fortunately, she refused. And here I am.

When I read Creme Brulee, I instantly felt connected to the plight of our clay-footed hero. Because I understood the backstory, and recognized the serious issue it touches upon, I knew this was a story I could tell with humor, lightness and love because the story is really about the human struggle of embracing our vulnerable selves in the pursuit of finding love and companionship.

No matter who we are, we all want to find that somebody who allows us to be fully ourselves and loves us despite it. What we lost as children, we seek as adults. My goal as the director was simply to tell an entertaining story that would make the audience laugh, and hopefully, forgive themselves for being imperfect human beings.