Raging Cult

Agoraphobe Sandra literally lives her life through social media. She's angry at all the smiling women online - why aren't they as angry as she is at men, the world, everything!? She enlists her friend Molly to start a cult of feminine rage to change the face of social media...and hopefully the world.

  • Meagan Adele Lopez
    Director
    A Baltimore Dream
  • Meagan Adele Lopez
    Producer
    CLARA-NOVA Electric Music Video
  • Mollie Keane
    Key Cast
    "Molly"
  • Meagan Adele Lopez
    Key Cast
    "Sandra"
    Numb3rs, Sleepy Hollow High, Loads of Theatre
  • Meagan Adele Lopez
    Writer
    Three Questions: because a quarter life crisis needs answers
  • Jackie Teboul
    Director of Photography
    Awards and Nominations Winner Best Cinematography – Oxford International Film Festival 2019 – A Pinprick of Lighta Winner Best Cinematography – Overcome Film Festival 2018 – A Pinprick of Light Nominated Best Cinematography – Underwire Film Festival 2018 – Sol de Agosto Nominated Best Cinematography – Southampton Film Festival 2018 – A Pinprick of Light
  • Volant Neli
    Editor
  • Raphaël Monnin
    Sound Engineer
  • Raphaël Fourgeaud
    2nd DOP
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dark Comedy, Satire, Comedy, Narrative, Female Driven, Women's Voices, Feminism
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F55
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    July 20, 2019
    Georgia Premiere
    Official Selection & Nomination for Best Dark Comedy
  • Women's Atlanta Comedy Film Festival
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
    September 7, 2019
    Best dark comedy
Director Biography - Meagan Adele Lopez

Meagan Adele Lopez is an award-winning filmmaker who has a diverse background from starting life as an actress to moving into casting for feature films such as Wanted (Universal) with Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, & James McAvoy, Juno (Fox Searchlight), The Day the Earth Stood Still (Twentieth Century Fox) with Keanu Reeves, & X-Files 2 (Twentieth Century Fox). Last year, she founded Lady Who Productions, INC. which focuses on diverse female voices and stories that aim to change the world. It is an internationally based production company in Paris and Baltimore, MD.

In 2010, she moved into advertising and quickly worked her way up after co-founding her own social media marketing agency in Chicago to the New York Times' global digital advertising operations in Paris in 2015. Always a storyteller at heart, she finally made the leap to her current career as a filmmaker and writer in 2019.

She is a staunch feminist; one of the faces of Google’s #IamRemarkable program (a program that strives to empower women and underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments). She founded and chaired the New York Times’ international Women’s Network when she was their Global Digital Business Director based out of Paris, France. She also mentors young women at the American Chamber of Commerce in France and students at her high school, Baltimore School for the Arts. She is currently Vice Chair for Democrats Abroad in Paris. 

She attended University of Southern California & La Sorbonne in Paris for theatre & French, with a minor in business.

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Director Statement

I was in the middle of taking a course about the archetype of the “Primal Animal”. Time and time again, the women on these calls would talk about how they just were so afraid to let their anger out. How would people see them if they showed their anger? What if they raged and couldn’t stop? What was the point of anger?

At the same time, angry women everywhere were changing the world.

Thus, Sandra was born - a woman who lives her life through social media and can’t understand how the rage inside of her wasn’t being shown on her social media feeds. So, she decides to create a cult of female rage and recruit women to show their angry faces on social media with her sweet best friend, Molly.

The women who showed up for the interviews in the film were not prepped. They didn’t know what questions were to be asked or what they were to do. What you see is completely natural. I wanted this film to be funny and, at the same time, show how cathartic moving through anger can be for women.

From concept to draft to post-production completion, I finished this in just under two months. It was one of the most gratifying and intense experiences of my life.