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Kitty's Naughty Knickers

An aspiring law student resorts to selling her dirty underwear online, accidentally balancing the scales of justice with her ex at the same time.

  • Caitlyn Sponheimer
  • Caitlyn Sponheimer
    April in Autumn (Cannes - Telefilm Perspective Canada)
  • Evren Boisjoli
    Fauve (Oscar Nominated Live Action, Sundance Winner), We're Still Together, Kaytranada: Lite Spots
  • Karimah Issa
    Don't Talk to Irene, Mobile Homes
  • Caitlyn Sponheimer
    April in Autumn (Cannes Marche - Perspective Canada), Red River (pre-prod)
  • Caitlyn Sponheimer
    Key Cast
    The Boys(Amazon, 2019), Nurses (eOne, 2019), April in Autumn (Telefilm, 2018)
  • Brittany Drisdelle
    Key Cast
    "Molly Moo"
    Jack Ryan, Assassin's Creed, Bad Blood
  • Paul Zinno
    Key Cast
    Appelle-Moi Si Tu Meurs, Happy Face (Slamdance FF)
  • Adam Capri
    Key Cast
    The Bold Type
  • Carlo Mestroni
    Key Cast
    Ascension, 19-2, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry
  • Roland Cody Larocque
    Director of Photography
    Black Paige, Meat
  • Jonathan Jean Pierre
    First AD
    X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Red Ruby, The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
  • Travis Komarnisky
    Chloe, Dime
  • Geoff Ashenhurst
    Consulting Editor
    Penny Dreadful, Kodachrome, Indian Horse
  • Karimah Issa
    Production Manager
  • Christina Vincelli
    Production Design
    LARPs, Happy Face, Dinner For Three
  • Marc Beland
    Original Score
  • Keegan Boulineau
    Sound Design / Mix
  • Kayleigh Choiniere
  • Thibault Quinchon
    Sound Recordist
    Bad Blood, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, The Fall of Sparta
  • Georgette performing "Funny Girl"
    Original Song
    Member of Motel Raphaël
  • OUT POST - Montreal
    Post Production House
  • Simon Allard
    Post Production Supervisor
    Brotherhood (Sundance '19) , We're Still Together, A Taste of Marley, Et puis, Amélie est partie
  • Martin Gaumond
    Brotherhood (Sundance '19), Maz, Eau de Jesus, The Detectives
  • Simon Allard
    On-line Editor
    Brotherhood, We're Still Together, A Taste of Marley, Et puis, Amélie est partie
  • Lou Rigoudy
    Ballerina, Gédéon, Un Monde Truqué
  • Tudor Parau
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  • Genres:
    Comedy, Dark Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
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    4K Digital
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  • HollyShorts Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 10, 2019
    World Premiere
    Opened Women in Film Section
  • Fantasia International Film Festival
    August 28, 2020
    Official Selection - Best Editing Award by Canadian Cinema Editors
  • Directors Guild of Canada

    October 26, 2019
    Best Short Film Nomination
  • Miami Film Festival
    United States
    March 8, 2020
    Florida Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lone Star Film Festival
    Fort Worth
    United States
    November 16, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Orgeon Short Film Festival
    United States
    February 20, 2020
    West Coast
    Nominated Best International Director
  • Blood in the Snow Film Festival
    November 2, 2020
    Ontario Premiere
    Official Selection - Funny Frights
  • Yellowknife International Film Festival
    November 4, 2020
    Northwest Territories Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Caitlyn Sponheimer

This is Caitlyn Sponheimer's directorial debut. Prior to jumping into the director's chair, Sponheimer was mostly in front of the camera. Sponheimer co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in Warren Sulatycky and Telefilm's feature, "April in Autumn", which attended the Cannes Marche du Film in Perspective Canada. Sponheimer is a graduate from the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and is co-producing and acting in Sulatycky’s next feature "Red River", shooting summer 2019 in Calgary, AB.

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Director Statement

This story takes place in extremely heightened circumstances, full of chaotic dialogue, a bright colour palette, and absurd characters. Through dark comedy, I explore the world I imagine if people followed their guttural instincts of what they daydream of doing, but never would. It is an alternate reality where one acts on impulses born out of raw emotions– foregoing rationale and social constrictions. The story lives where our daydreams begin. It is my vision to bring these inner fantasies to the surface in my films. At the heart of the story, it is about independence and self esteem, explored through a stylized lens; inspired by filmmakers such as Guy Ritchie and Edgar Wright.

In KNK, I am not striving for subtlety and subtext, I am purposefully bringing the chaos to the forefront, and have made each line, each shot, each cliché, each exchange between characters larger, direct, and honest. The film takes place in a daydreamed alternate reality of our lead Katherine - much like how people live in an alternate reality of curated lives on social media.

Is “Kitty’s Naughty Knickers” what really happened in Katherine’s life? Or is she telling you the story she wants you to hear...