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We've seen the scenario before, we know the sleazy set-up. But it's never been this delicious. A woman tells a pizza delivery man she can't pay for the pizza she ordered. But can the sex she offers instead of currency possibly equate to the true value of a pizza? Is there anything that can be worthy of pizza, aside from what the market has decided? Two people, under the weight of capitalism, decide to become the pizza object themselves, to through sex make one another into pizza, in order to become free.

  • Talia Shea Levin
  • Woodrow Currie
  • Katie Peabody
  • Talia Shea Levin
  • Woodrow Currie
  • Katie Peabody
  • Kara Grace Miller
  • Vittoria Campaner
  • Marlena Pavich-Bellande
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    Camp, Erotic, Surrealism
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  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • MovieMaker Magazine

    Production Services Program
  • AFI

    DWW+ Finalist
  • FilmQuest

    Top 10 Short Screenplay Finalist
Writer Biography - Talia Shea Levin, Woodrow Currie, Katie Peabody

Talia Shea Levin (Co-Writer, Director) is an LA and NYC based director, writer, and producer for film, theater, and virtual reality. She uses speculative storytelling and surreal narrative techniques to get closer to human truths. Her dance films have been featured across international platforms and festivals including Short of the Week, Nowness, Dance Magazine, Source Creative, and the Cut Magazine. Her short science-fiction film NEXT TIME took home an audience award at the Academy Award-qualifying Nashville Film Festival and also screened at HollyShorts Film Festival. She holds a degree in Screenwriting and Directing from Carnegie Mellon University. She likes goat cheese on her pizza.

Woodrow Currie (Co-Writer, Lead) is an actor and writer of stage and screen. Trained in clown, Buffon, and mime, he’s dedicate to moving beyond the tyranny of realism - pushing performance into the expressive, surreal, and abstract, with one foot always planted firmly in joy. He’s an official company member of Ceaseless Fun immersive theater group and the Piccolo Popolo Traveling Circus and Editor of The Oaf Magazine. He likes his pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms.

Katie Peabody (Co-Writer, Lead) is an actor, film producer and creator, interested in collaborating to tell stories that explore relationships. She graduated from the USC School of Dramatic Arts and has associate produced the films, Prisoners of the Ghostland and Gift of Fire. She performs regularly with the California Shakespeare Company and E3W Productions. Past Film (Select): Lear’s Shadow, Eminence Hill, Krampus: Origins, Watermark, Anniversary. Past Theater (Select): Everyone Agrees It’s About To Explode, Awake, In Another Room, Rose Queen. Katie likes her pizza with mushrooms and pineapple.

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Writer Statement

This film was devised in rehearsal by the performer / creators Katie Peabody and Woodrow Currie in collaboration with director and fellow co-writer Talia Shea Levin. We created it in the spirit of fostering abundance and absurdity and in the face of the world's many and constant reasons for fear and scarcity. Mainly, we were inspired by pizza and sex, but also by the many purveyors of sleaze and revolutionary chaos who have come before us, from Karl Marx, to John Waters, to Anna Nicole Smith. Jean Luc Godard and Eric Rohmer's ideas of philosophical debate as foreplay inspired us as well, as did Jacques Lacan's rich philosophy, which complicates any relationship between two people, making them that much juicier. Or cheesier.

Please refer to both the script and pitch deck for a complete perspective of the story and style of the film we seek to create.

Thank you for your consideration.