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Egghead & Twinkie (Short Film)

Egghead is in love with his best friend, Twinkie. Twinkie is a closeted lesbian. And tonight, she is coming out to her parents in the most casual way possible.

  • Sarah Holland
  • Sarah Holland
  • John Marcano
  • Alex Ingram
  • Olivia Wilson
    Director of Photography
  • Justine Caye Jurado
    Production Designer
  • Kristi League
  • Sabrina Jie-A-Fa
    Key Cast
  • Louis Tomeo
    Key Cast
    Every Witch Way
  • J. Scott Browning
    Key Cast
    "Twinkie's Dad"
    I Am Frankie
  • Kelley Mauro
    Key Cast
    "Twinkie's Mom"
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  • Genres:
    Coming of Age, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 4, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,750 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Women Making a Scene International Film Competition
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    August 15, 2019
    Best Film, Best Director, Best Editing
  • All Genders, Lifestyles, & Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF)
    Austin, TX
    United States
    August 25, 2019
    World Premiere
    Best Student Short Film
  • Vibrant Media Productions Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    February 10, 2020
    1st Place Grant Recipient
  • DisOrient Asian American Film Festival
    Eugene, OR
    United States
    March 15, 2020
    West Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Palm Beaches Showcase of Films
    Boca Raton, FL
    United States
    April 3, 2020
    3rd Place Grant Recipient
  • Florida Film Festival
    Maitland, FL
    United States
    April 26, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Brouhaha Grand Jury Award
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
    August 16, 2020
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Reeling: Chicago LGBTQ International Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
    United States
    September 29, 2020
    Illinois Premiere
    Official Selection
  • NewFest: New York LGBTQ Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 16, 2020
    New York Premiere
    Official Selection
  • City of Angels Women's Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    September 25, 2021
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Best LGBTQ Themed Film
Director Biography - Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland is a filmmaker based in Orlando, FL. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Central Florida. She recently returned to UCF to pursue her Master of Fine Arts in Feature Film Production. Holland has written and directed several award-winning short films, including “In Bloom” (Best Drama at the 3 Minute Film Festival 2017), “Lady Bikers of Kolkata” (Official Selection of the South Asian Film Festival 2019) and “Egghead & Twinkie” (Official Selection of the Florida Film Festival 2020). In 2019, Holland won Best Director and Best Film for "Egghead & Twinkie" at the inaugural Women Making a Scene (WOMAS) international film competition. Most notably, she received $36,000 in funding from WOMAS to produce the short as a full-length feature film.

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Director Statement

I wrote “Egghead & Twinkie” two years ago, when I was fresh out of the closet and starting to see the humor in the entire situation. Since then, the script has brought thirty crew members together, fought for the hearts (and pockets) of backers on Indiegogo, and inspired an insanely talented cast. I could not be more grateful for how far this project has come, because Twinkie’s story is important. As an Asian American and a proud member of the LGBT community, I know firsthand how rare it is to see positive minority representation on screen. After years of frustration, “Egghead & Twinkie” is my response to the problem. So buckle up and enjoy the ride, because we all know coming out of the closet isn’t easy... but it can also be kind of hilarious.