Jessamyn Leigh is a twenty-something woman making web series’ in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest project is called Twincidents and she likes to describe it as “Shakespeare meets The Parent Trap”. Inspired by her own families experiences with adoption—her youngest brother was adopted through foster care—as well as recent films like Lion and Twinsters, Jessamyn wanted to update the long-lost twins plot of A Comedy of Errors to teach people more about foster care and adoption. She updated the play to a modern college setting and gender-swapped many of the characters to include more women and LGBTQ+ representation. Jessamyn showcases women both in front of and behind the camera with this project. She brought on a wonderful team of women from around the world that I’ve met through social media to help write the scripts and was fortunate enough to have an amazing crew of women for local shoots too.
Twincidents is a modern, gender-bent, LGBT+ web series inspired by Shakespeare’s play A Comedy of Errors about family, adoption, identical twin mix-ups, and ice cream.
by Chloe Leeson
Chloe Leeson is the founder of Screen Queens. She hails from the north of England (the proper north that people think is actually Scotland but isn’t). Her lifesource is Harmony Korine’s 90s Letterman interviews and Ezra Miller’s jawline. She is a costume designer for hire who spends way too much time watching bad horror movies. Her favourite films are Into The Wild, Lords of Dogtown, Stand by Me and Pan’s Labyrinth. She rants about cinema screenings @kawaiigoff
Categories: Women Film-makers