Experiencing Interruptions?

IMPOSTER The Series

*FOR FESTIVAL PROGRAMMERS: PLEASE FIND OUR EPISODE(S) SUBMISSION IN OUR COVER LETTER! Unless we are submitting our pilot, which automatically appears on this page, we will indicate which episodes we’re submitting to your fest in our cover letter. We also linked ALL of our episodes below in case you would like to view other ones as well. Thank you for considering us!*

LOGLINE:
A down-on-her-luck painter, desperate to get noticed, steals an outrageous idea from her ex-boyfriend and turns it into an extra feminist performance art piece that makes her go viral for all the wrong reasons.

YOUTUBE UNLISTED LINKS TO ALL EPISODES:
Ep 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhYiXEP087Y
Ep 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBt8ZY80YRQ
Ep 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJARC_kxLI
Ep 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBROvomd5O4
Ep 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLnCGDA0qO4
Ep 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhkM1_M4JKg

  • Shayda Frost
    Director
    Fangirl, Memory, Miss Bala
  • Veronica Maccari
    Writer
    Polly Pocket, Pandemic BFFs, The Ladder
  • Veronica Maccari
    Producer
    Polly Pocket, Pandemic BFFs, The Ladder
  • Yaniv Waisman
    Producer
    Choices, Therapy
  • IMPOSTER The Series
    Producer
  • Veronica Maccari
    Key Cast
    "Marina"
    Polly Pocket, Reception, Punch Drunk
  • Kapil Talwalkar
    Key Cast
    "Tristan"
    Night Court, Charmed, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
  • Todd Waring
    Key Cast
    "Mr. Alberts"
    Servant, American Horror Stories, NCIS
  • Clayton Farris
    Key Cast
    "Luke"
    Gordita Chronicles, Bosch Legacy, 9-1-1
  • Najah Bradley
    Key Cast
    "Jess"
    The Resident, Cobra Kai, Dynasty
  • Elyse Mirto
    Key Cast
    "Eileen"
    Attaway General, Surviving the Cartel, Dynasty
  • Havon Baraka
    Key Cast
    "Trey"
    Station 19, Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
  • Brooke Olivia Gatto
    Key Cast
    "Maude"
    Crashed, HEaRD
  • Jun Wang
    Key Cast
    "Alan"
    Fresh Off the Boat, Extroverts Anonymous, The Social Network
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Shayda Frost

Shayda Frost is an up-and-coming director and creative producer. She is LA-based and Atlanta-born, with roots from Tehran to Tennessee - her mixed culture has enabled her bold style of filmmaking.

Shayda worked with Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT) for years, on multiple projects and formats. Last year, she shadowed Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE) on MEMORY (2022), starring Liam Neeson and Guy Pearce. Recently, she served as Co-Producer on the series DON'T LOOK DEEPER, starring Don Cheadle, and the Sony Pictures Gina Rodriguez-led film, MISS BALA.

As an advocate of womxn, she focuses on stories that disrupt mainstream expectations of female characters and presupposed gender roles.

Currently, Shayda is in post-production on a Sci-Fi/Action short film she directed, ID EST, which will release this fall. She holds an MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and was selected by Women In Film’s (WIF) Mentorship Program for the 2022 Director’s Circle.

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Director Statement

The way that women are portrayed in the media reflects and shapes our ideas of women in real life. We think that stories about unapologetic, flawed, defiant and even –gasp!– unlikeable female characters can inspire women to take space and to live
their lives in all their imperfect glory.

As artists trying to find our place in industry, we started to look for role models in powerful women in media... we noticed that the world isn’t always cheering for them. Actually, it seems that the line between imposter and trailblazer can get real blurry.

So we started to wonder: “ What does it mean to be in a world where you’re a woman who’s seen as an imposter?”

This project became a way for us to unpack this, make sense of it, and engage others in challenging conversations around the topic. We hope that this story feels as cathartic, validating and liberating for other women (and folks who care about women)
as it did for us. Oh, and fun, that too!!