Delicate State - Finishing Funds

Los Angeles, California | Film Feature

Drama, War

Paula Rhodes

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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Filmed over the course of their actual pregnancy, Paula and Charlie document their impending parenthood as Civil War breaks out in the US. As too many call for War in our divided nation, this film aims to make us think about what that would really mean.

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Mission Statement

Pregnancy is a physically & economically vulnerable time for women. As it happens, mine coincided with increasing vulnerability to the united part of these United States. I turned to film as my outlet to address both issues, with a diverse cast & crew, the majority of which are women.

The Story


- They're expecting, but not Civil War - 


Anticipated Rating PG-13


Genre: Found Footage meets Docufiction



Director's Statement

Talk about a Labor of Love (pun intended)!

What started as a way to keep my creative sanity as my belly grew and scheduled auditions dwindled, developed into a peek under the veil of possibility as America divided herself further.  As I was seeing the term "Civil War" tossed around more frequently in social and mainstream media, I realized people weren't taking to heart all that it entailed. 


As we filmed various bits of growing unrest around the nation (the RNC in Detroit, Women's March in DC, protests in Los Angeles) I felt called to tell this story and humanize some of the effects the flippant calls to arms seemed to be ignoring.


In test screenings I've been thrilled to see that regardless of political identity, audiences relate to us and hence go along on the journey, arriving just where I wanted them to - the realization that to keep our freedoms we must stay educated and engaged, and that choosing Civil War shouldn't be an option.


I'm beyond ready to meet this "baby" of mine, and am finally (having two human babies delayed things a bit) at the stage where she just needs a little polish with one last VFX shot, color, sound, and a beautiful swath of marketing.

I'm so thankful to those who will and are helping me get her here.


I think the world could really use her now more than ever.








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Director's Bio


Paula fled St. Louis via the pageant circuit she'd initially entered as a joke, and parlayed the crowns she won into multiple internships. She spent stints in London and NYC before settling in LA and quickly began hyphenating with short films and web series. She fell in love with the additional super-storytelling-powers work behind the camera grants you, and won multiple awards along the way. Some of those laurels include winning the 48 Hr Film Fest in Los Angeles 3 years in a row, producing/starring in the Best Web Series at The Geekie Awards, and multiple nominations and wins for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in various Web TV, feature films and shorts. This is her feature film directorial debut and the first time she's used quite so MANY hyphens simultaneously (directing,-story by-wardrobe-locations-catering-makeup-camera dept-sound-producing-acting-annnnnnd becoming a mom).


Paula is an actor, producer, creator of two tiny humans, and founding member of the 5'2" & Under Club. See her work in Disney's Bunk'd, Resident Evil 7, Doc McStuffins, The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy, Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse, various commercials and more.

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