Private Project

INVICTA

Set in New York City amongst the mansions of Riverside Drive, 7 mafia wives from across the country convene at the request of an unknown blackmailer, only to see their united front quickly crumble, exposing romantic relationships, alliances, and ultimate betrayal.

  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Director
    Delusione, Timeless Love, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Writer
    Delusione, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Producer
    Delusione, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Choreographer
    Delusione, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Editor
    Delusione, Timeless Love, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Michael J. Burke
    Director of Photography
    The Gilded Age, And Just Like That,The Politician, The Hunters, Nerve, Spiderman, John Wicke
  • Adria Barbosa
    Composer
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Sound Designer
    Delusione
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Costume Designer
    Netlfix Most LGBTQ, Delusione, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Casting Director
    Delusione, West of Frank, Egosia, Raze, Goodbye Chelsea, Destiny's Fuge, Nina, Apartment, Breton Follies Productions
  • Sian Berman
    Key Cast
  • Maya Kitayama
    Key Cast
  • Emily Ulrich
    Key Cast
  • Savannah Crawford
    Key Cast
  • Susan Olmos-Sabel
    Key Cast
  • Samara Steele
    Key Cast
  • Tatiana Stewart
    Key Cast
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Art Direction
  • Breton Tyner-Bryan
    Styling
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - NYU
  • Tokyo Shorts
    Tokyo
    Japan
    May 31, 2022
    Asian Premiere
    Best Experimental Short
  • La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival
    La Jolla
    United States
    July 29, 2022
    World Premiere
    Best Fashion Dance, Best Cinematography, Best Cast Ensemble, Best Music
  • Berlin Commercial
    Berlin
    Germany
    July 29, 2022
    European Premiere
    Raw Selection
  • Big Apple Agents and Managers Lab
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 15, 2022
    New York Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • New York International Women's Film Festival (Virtual)
    New York, NY
    United States
    August 15, 2022
    Finalist
  • Dances With Films NYC
    New York City, NY
    United States
    December 2, 2022
    East Coast Premiere
  • World London Film Festival
    London, EN
    United Kingdom
    December 8, 2022
    London Premiere
  • Lift Off Global Network London (Virtual)
    London, EN
    United Kingdom
    December 5, 2022
  • La Femme Film Festival (Virtual)
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 13, 2022
  • Emberlight Film Festival
    Michigan
    United States
    August 20, 2022
    Best LGBTQ Short
  • London Fashion Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    August 31, 2023
Director Biography - Breton Tyner-Bryan

Breton Tyner-Bryan is an American born actor, director, and choreographer with Canadian roots, based in New York City. A classically trained ballet dancer and award winning filmmaker, she grew up in the theater in Hartford, CT, with films winning at Madrid IFF, World Independent Cinema Nice, France, La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival, New York Shorts International Film Festival, and International LGBTQ Shorts. She is know for Billions (Showtime), Divorce (HBO) working alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Molly Shannon, The Knick alongside Clive Owen, choreographing for BD Wong and Donny Most of Happy Days, Studio City (VICE), Manhattan Love Story (ABC), Shackled (in production), TEST, and Stories from the Microchasm with John Sanborn. With a stunt background, she often plays detectives, tough seductive roles, and collaborates regularly with cinematographer Michael J. Burke. Her heritage is Native American, Jewish German, Spanish, Italian, Irish, French, and Indian. She is named for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where her family created a commune.

Directing credits include Merryn John's "Love Is A Blue Jay", Village Playwrights NYC, "All About Love" New Victory Theater, installations for New York Fashion Week, The Pierre Taj Hotel, Madonna-Washington Square Park, Don Most from Happy Days, and Sonas Denim Commercial. Choreographic works include Divorce HBO, Saturday Night Fever Engeman Theater, "Heading East" starring BD Wong, Prospect Theater, "Vinegar Tom", "Retrofactoy" Theater C, Peter Pan Dreamland Stages, "Cotton Candy and Cocaine" New York Theater Barn, choreographic men-tee under Sergio Trujillo for The Donna Summer musical on Broadway, choreographic labs for Waitress (Broadway), Twelfth Night (Public Theater), Encore's God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, commissions for NYU, Marymount, AMDA, and performing alongside The Martha Graham Dance Company at its Benefit for Haiti. She is a CUNY awardee and Dance Lab New York connect artist with Sam Pinkelton and Josh Prince. As ballet mistress for Sleep No More she has choreographed and performed for McKittrick Follies, and was ballet mistress for Ballet Hispanico.

She is the executive producer and director of Breton Follies, a dance theater-film production company, featured at New Victory Theater 42nd Street, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and has taught for New York University, Broadway Dance Center, Peridance, Joffrey Ballet School, The Place (London), Dance Base Scotland, San Francisco State University, LINES Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She holds a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and received her training at the School of the Hartford Ballet. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Curve Magazine, Broadway World, Pointe Magazine, Dance Magazine and the Huffington Post.

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Director Statement

7 head mafia wives from across the country convene only to find they are locked out and homeless. In the midst of their feuds, they find their rein of expected privilege has come to an end. An undercover FBI agent from Miami infiltrates the group and decides to have an affair with one of the older wives, as we journey through the memory of their shared romance. The godfather meets the runway, with choreographed dance.