Women Film-makers

WOMEN IN HORROR SHOWCASE: ‘Ursula’ by Alex Hanson

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Women in Horror Month aims to showcase and carve out a space for women in the horror genre. Whether this be behind the scenes, writing, directing, producing or on-screen badass-ery. A true celebration of everything bloody and brilliant. During the end of February, here at Screenqueens we’re going to be showing female talent in our showcase, this could be anything from amateur experimental shorts to festival circulating features so keep your eyes peeled. 

 

Alex Hanson wrote and directed “Ursula” four years ago, when she was a sophomore in high school. It was her second year of film classes, and the focus that year was surrealism and experimental film-making. She was inspired by the wide overlap between surrealism, horror, and fantasy— and how the movies that feel like bad dreams can be more impactful than the stories that feel like waking life. Her sister and mum acted in it, it was shot in her best friend’s house, and her good friends from the film class worked on it. Alex also still has the teddy bear featured in this film, and her family affectionately refer to it as Ursula.

by Chloe Leeson


 

CHLOEChloe Leeson is the founder of Screenqueens. She is 20 and from the north of England (the proper north). She believes Harmony Korine is the future and is pretty sure she coined the term ‘selfie central’. She doesn’t like Pina Coladas or getting caught in the rain but she does like Ezra Miller a whole lot. Her favourite films are Into The Wild, The Beach and Lords of Dogtown. But DON’T talk to her about Paranormal Activity. She rants about cinema screenings @kawaiigoff.

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