My Loyal Audience is a dark comedy about a teenage girl at her family Thanksgiving dinner who is insecure and polite with those around her, but constantly turns to the camera and shares with the audience her true feelings, which are much darker and sexually confused. She soon finds out, however, that her audience isn’t quite what she imagined...
At its core, this story is about the desperate lengths people go to protect each other from the truth, and the vulnerability that comes with being seen for who you truly are.
A Note From the Director:
While I have always been obsessed with movies, I have realized over time that there are very few examples on the screen of a true experience of being a female in this world. The depictions of strong women protagonists were often impossibly strong and sometimes less easy to relate to than the ridiculously weak ones. They made the younger me want to be more like the character, and less like myself. There are many reasons why I am on this path, and one that stands out to me right now as I embark on my thesis is the strong desire to connect with a woman on screen; to share what the strangeness, uncertainty, and vulnerability of being a human being feels like, at least for me. As I am writing, directing, and acting in this film, I will also finally have a character that, in this case, literally looks like me.