Cue Card Girl

Cue Card Girl is a short documentary that takes a fun behind-the-scenes look at the experiences of a young Eileen O’Brien in New York during her tenure at Saturday Night Live, where she was the sole female cue card girl on the floor in the 1980s.

  • Aiden Nelson
  • Aiden Nelson
  • Violet Dempsey
  • Violet Dempsey
  • Amy Nelson
  • Hilary Dempsey
  • Jack Dempsey
    Executive Producer
  • Russ Nelson
    Executive Producer
  • Eileen O'Brien
    Lead cast
  • Violet Dempsey
    Director of Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - N.A
Director Biography - Aiden Nelson, Violet Dempsey

Aiden Nelson and Violet Dempsey (AV) are student filmmakers thriving on collaboration. Violet's directorial and cinematography skills complement Aiden's post-production expertise, creating a powerful team. Aiden, attending Sacramento City College, has worked on projects such as Cue Card Girl and Larry's Flowers, while Violet has earned awards around the world for Martyr and Bullets in Paradise. Together, Aiden's dyslexia adds a unique perspective to their work, while Violet continues to hone her craft through numerous film jobs and internships.

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Director Statement

Our latest project, Cue Card Girl, is a short documentary that delves into the fascinating world of Saturday Night Live during the 1980s. We capture the unique experiences of Eileen O'Brien, the sole female cue card girl at the time, offering an entertaining behind-the-scenes glimpse into a rarely seen aspect of television production. Through Eileen's story, we aim to celebrate her trailblazing spirit and highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry.

With Cue Card Girl, our goal is to engage, inspire, and entertain audiences by presenting a fresh perspective on a beloved institution, while honoring the unsung heroes who contribute to its success. We are thrilled to share this project and hope you enjoy this captivating and enlightening journey.

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