Lineage - A Short Film

Dear fellow cinephiles,

This is Karen Bacellar (Director/Writer) and Kathleen Lee (Producer). We're here on Go Fund Me to look for support for our upcoming short film, LINEAGE, a feminist thriller heading into (COVID-safe) production in mid-December 2020! 


The story follows Catharine, a mid-30s mayoral candidate who must raise her female ancestors from the dead to fight a home intruder intent on murdering his opponent before election night. 

LINEAGE is about women coming together to save one of their own—and create change. By telling this supernatural story, we hope to showcase that we are all connected and come from lines of fighters—amazing female trailblazers who have shaped who we are and made us strong. 

We have put our own money into the film—so we can assure you it’s going to be made—and we’ve assembled an incredible crew to work on the project. We are committed to realizing this movie at whatever budget. 

With your financial support, we’ll be able to have additional funds for production and set aside more for post-production. 

We'll acknowledge all of your support at the end of the film.

STORYBOARD (Partially):
created by our talented storyboard artist, Breanna Kinde


Thank you so much for reading this.

Karen & Kathleen


Beautiful Victorian House -- The Historic Harris House 




Karen Bacellar is a writer/director who tells stories that shatter feminine stereotypes. Ten plus years in marketing taught her what it feels like to be put in a box and to break free. Now she crafts characters that can’t be explained by a single label—doting wife, manic pixie dream girl, vixen—to alter the way women are perceived globally. Her horror film "Gaslight Grail" won Best Short Film at the Chicago Horror Film Festival. A previous short film, "Act Like Me", screened at New Filmmakers NY. In addition to "Lineage", she is developing two TV series as well as a book of short stories. She holds an MA in Film Studies from University College London and a BFA in Film Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Kathleen Lee is a co-founder and producer of Keslow Films, where her current projects include Sundance Lab and San Francisco International Film Festival grant finalists “Molly Bling Bling” and “12 Steps to Financial Aid” Two other projects, Lisa Mania and ETA, premiered at LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. She serves as the marketing director for Asian World Film Festival and helps bring Oscar and Golden Globe submitted films from Asia to Hollywood. Prior to producing, she spent five years in film sales and marketing, most recently at VMI Worldwide working on high-profile titles including “The Chinese Widow”.

[Storyboard Artist]
Breanna Kinde is a graduate of Academy of Art University of  San Francisco 
An artist with a devotion for creation and story development. 
She specializes in Storyboarding and Layout Design for Animation, having worked on various independent projects utilizing both traditional and digital mediums.

[Graphic Designer/Title Design]
Yushan Yen is a designer with a focus on graphic design and visual identity based in Taipei, Taiwan. She is dedicated to utilizing unique, fascinating and precise visual languages to narrate stories and promote the brands for clients. With her expertise, she creates greater brand values and offers diverse possibilities for our ideas.


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Kathleen Lee 
Los Angeles, CA
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