"Comme les Filles" - Senior Thesis Short Film

Comme les Filles (LIKE THE GIRLS)
Fresh out of prison for a teensy crime, Joannie, a young and accomplished beauty pageant queen is on the hunt for her ex-boyfriend upon discovering he’s robbed her home. This film is a dark comedy with notes of the early 2000s ready to fuel your hunger for awkward nostalgic small-town Florida. 

Where is the money going?
To truly portray the authentic, beautiful, and outrageous world of rundown Floridian beauty pageants, we'll need the funds for:

-Props, wardrobe, makeup
-Location fees + permits
-Music composer
-Craft services
-Implementing proper sanitation + safety measures 

We're keeping safe during these times of COVID-19 and working on creating a healthy and clean environment for cast and crew. In the event that the pandemic does worsen, we will delay shooting until it is safe. 

Who's Involved?
We're a core team of frequent collaborators and film students at the University of Tampa.

Tamsen C Simpson - Director/Writer/Producer
Tamsen is a Florida native Filmmaker and Creative with a passion for art direction and love for dark comedy narratives. She's thrilled by creating new worlds for characters to explore. She has high aims to portray Joannie's story in a fun and colorful story. 

Holly Myers - Producer 
Holly is a Wisconsin native and homebody at heart, but is always seeking out new and exciting places and challenges for her to take on. She has strong a passion for change and communicating. Holly is very valuable to the completion of this project as she finds both are crucial to the ever changing, fast-paced world of film and entertainment.

Steven Nye  - Director of Photography
Steven is a Documentary Filmmaker and Director of Photography from Minneapolis. He has an eye for crafting visually appealing shots, even having experience with aerial formation flight cinematography. He is Part 107 Certified Drone Pilot with six years of flying experience and in progress of receiving a Private Pilot’s License. Steven is super hands-on with each project he takes on and pushes the boundaries of creativity.

We're very excited to pursue this piece, and would love for you to be apart of this journey. We have a goal of $1100 to complete this film from preproduction through post. We're offering gifts and keepsakes from the film for donations-

$5- You will get a special thanks in the credits and a private link to the film after the festival run.

$25- You will get a special thanks in the credits and a private link to the film, an invitation to a Zoom screening and discussion, and a PDF copy of the film's lookbook with director's notes. 

$50- You will receive everything in the $25 donation + a PDF of script with director's notes.

$100- You will receive everything in the $50 donation + art book filled with concept art and notes + associate producing credits

This film is a project we feel has already pushed us out of our creative boundaries and we're so excited to see it come to life. As a team, we're challenging each other to grow individually and collectively. We'd love for you to join us.


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Tamsen Simpson 
Tampa, FL
Holly Myers 
Team member
Steven Nye 
Team member
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