Director: Mandira Chauhan
Writer: Rosalie Tenseth
Producer: Rosalie Tenseth
Cinematographer: Rodin Hamidi
Editor: Sofi Marshall
Synopsis: FAILURE GROUPIES is a comedy following a group of suburban post 9-11 tweens who fail a group project and set up a spy mission to get their temperamental teacher fired.
Web Site: www.failuregroupies.com
Screening Time: Saturday, October 24th - 2:00 PM
Rosalie Tenseth is the founder of BOY WITH STICK PRODUCTIONS LLC, writer and actor. Recent acting work can be seen in the new television series I LOVE YOU...BUT I LIED on Lifetime and on the Vimeo web series HIGH MAINTENANCE (Elijah) and she plays Larson the cop in FAILURE GROUPIES. Her TV credits include 30 ROCK, LAW AND ORDER, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS, ED, as an Improv Artist/Stand-In on Conan O’Brien’s NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS, and with Martin Mull on THAT’S NOT FAKE. In Film she shot EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, and was actually seen in: HERMAN USA, SHOWERS OF HAPPINESS, ABSOLUTE TRUST as well as her own: 100 TOWELS, GREY BETWEEN and other independent films. Notable Theatres that she’s worked for: Arena Stage DC (THE WOMEN, BLACK NO MORE and SHE LOVES ME), McCarter (CHRISTMAS CAROL), Old Globe, San Diego (MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM), Guthrie (BLACK NO MORE, AH! WILDERNESS), Theatre de la Jeune Lune (CONVERSATIONS AFTER A BURIAL, YANGS ZEN FROGGS), Williamstown (ARRANGEMENTS), Ordway (MUSIC MAN),The Jungle Theatre (HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES), Zachary Scott (DIRTY BLONDE), Mixed Blood (THE POWER OF US) and Dudley Riggs Improv (CINDERELLA AND THE GLASS CEILING).
Mandira Chauhan is a filmmaker originally from Mumbai, India. She grew up watching movies and was enamored from the beginning. She moved to New York City to pursue a lifelong dream of making movies. After studying filmmaking, she proceeded to write, direct and produce several short films. Her first short film, THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT premiered at the LA Film & Script Festival in 2012. It was also screened at the Garden State Film Festival 2013, the Downtown LA Festival 2013 and was a finalist at the Katra Film Series 2013. Tenseth and Chauhan met at the 2013 Garden State Film Festival where both of their films were screening. Mandira currently has two comedy short films in the festival circuit and is writing her first feature film script. She resides in New York City.
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