Stef Dawson — best known for playing Annie Cresta in The Hunger Games films — makes the jump from commercial blockbuster to microbudget indie, stealing French fries for costar Steve Cavanaugh during a meet-cute with edgy undertones in the exclusive clip above from Alicia Slimmer’s Creedmoria.
Slimmer’s feature directorial debut tells the story of a young woman’s journey toward self-discovery as she navigates an overbearing boss, crazed boyfriend (Cavanaugh), and dysfunctional family drama in 1980s Queens, New York. Ray Abruzzo (Transparent, The Sopranos) also stars.
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A portion of Creedmoria‘s costs were crowdsourced by a 2014 Indiegogo campaign, which ultimately raised $21,969 — 8 percent higher than Slimmer’s initial goal. The film will premiere this Friday as an official selection at the 2016 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California.
Watch the full length trailer for Creedmoria above.