Women, Wanting

Frankie, a young writer struggling to jumpstart her career in Los Angeles, confronts her Aunt Margie after learning she's still romantically involved with a phone scammer. Women, Wanting is an exploration of desire and the singular, yet similar ways we go about getting what we want.

  • Rebekah Pahl
    Director
  • Jill Karrenbrock
    Director
  • Rebekah Pahl
    Writer
  • Jill Karrenbrock
    Writer
  • Jill Karrenbrock
    Producer
  • Rebekah Pahl
    Producer
    Bury Me At Taylor Hollow
  • Kristi Karrenbrock
    Producer
  • Jill Karrenbrock
    Key Cast
    "Frankie"
  • Joyce Fidler
    Key Cast
    "Aunt Margie"
  • Chantelle Gibbs
    Key Cast
    "Bobbi"
  • Nancy Rood
    Key Cast
    "Mom"
  • Matthew Moynihan
    Key Cast
    "Hinge Boy"
  • Rebekah Pahl
    Key Cast
    "Girl In Park"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 9 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35.1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New York Shorts International Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    October 13, 2021
    East Coast Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Women in Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Indie Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Santa Monica International Film Festival
    Santa Monica
    United States
    Honorable Mention
  • NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 19, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rebekah Pahl, Jill Karrenbrock

Rebekah Pahl is a writer living in Nashville, TN. In 2020, she edited and co-directed Bury Me At Taylor Hollow which won Best Tennessee Short & the Audience Award at the Nashville film fest. Jill Karrenbrock is an actor and proud SAG-AFTRA member based in Los Angeles. They are a sister duo— though they've both been creating in their respective fields for nearly a decade, this is their first time collaborating on a film.

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Director Statement

Women, Wanting is inspired by true events. Our great aunt is 87 years old and has been scammed out of her life savings by someone she's never met. We've wanted to write this story for a long time now but it didn't feel right until we dropped into it in a way that forced us to insert our own struggle, too. Life is complex, love is complex, the ways we go about satisfying desire is complex. It felt important to us to not tie this story up with a bow, but rather leave it open-ended—which feels more like life anyway.