He Was Asking for It

Los Angeles, California | Film Short

Comedy, Drama

Tina Huang

2 Campaigns | California, United States

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From the writer: Like most women I know, I’ve navigated unwanted sexual advances. I realize that sharing my frustrations and anger with other women made me feel better, less ashamed. I wrote this film because most of the time justice is not served and that collective rage has to go somewhere.

About The Project

  • The Story
  • Wishlist
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  • The Team
  • Community

Mission Statement

1:1 Productions empowers women of color in front of and behind the camera. Each of our productions employs at least 75% women on the crew. We are excited to walk with other content creators who are committed to telling under-represented stories in entertaining and thought-provoking ways.

The Story

The CLIFF'S NOTES on why we are excited to make this film and why we hope you’ll help us in creating it:

*Female RAGE IS POWERFUL and under-explored.

*All of our characters are in their 30s and 40s. Most assault victims are portrayed as girls and young women.

*Humor (though sometimes off color) is a common way that women deal with tough stuff in life - SO WHY NOT ON FILM?

*#MeToo

*This film is not focused on the assault itself but how women deal with trauma in different ways. And how this kind of assault can affect FEMALE RELATIONSHIPS.


“He Was Asking For It” gives voice to the range of feelings that many women have felt, but were too ashamed to share. It is a dark, twisted and PROVOCATIVE revenge fantasy for all the women we know who have been assaulted both verbally and physically, especially the ones who got raped, and the men who got away with it.

 

HOW WE WILL SPEND THAT MON-AE!!

Badass Crew: $5000

Post Production Team: $3000

Equipment Rentals / Gear: $2000

Set Dressing/Props: $800

Catering & Crafty: $400

Locations: $500

Permits/Insurance/Hard Drives/Copyrighting/Legal Costs: $2400

Festival Submissions and Marketing: $600

“Just in Case”: Fund: $300

 

OUR DREAM TEAM:

DEBBIE JHOON (Writer) is a writer/actor who performs at storytelling shows around Los Angeles. Her solo shows "Dowry" (a solo show about her life as a Persian women going on arranged dates) and "College" (a solo show about Debbie's all girls orthodox Jewish college in NYC) have been performed around the U.S. and at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles to packed audiences.She has written features for Studio Canal as well as numerous TV shows including The Inbetweeners (MTV), The Neighbors (ABC), Deadbeat (HULU), Kevin From Work (FREEFORM), and an upcoming half-hour Marvel comedy.

 KIMRIE LEWIS (Director) is a Los Angeles native and a 3rd grade spelling be champ. Kimrie is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Kimrie currently stars as Poppy on ABC’s new comedy, Single Parents. For four seasons, she played Reporter Ashley on ABC's Scandal. Kimrie has made unmemorable TV guest appearances on FOX, NBC, and Comedy Central, including Superstore, Brockmire, New Girl, The Mindy Project and 2 Broke Girls. Kimrie writes on a new digital series for Kevin Hart’s LOL network, The Donors, and is developing a new comedy with IFC. As a stand up comedian, she performs at clubs and colleges across the country.  Stalk her on Twitter & Instagram at @iamKimrie

  TINA HUANG (Producer/Actor) is first generation Taiwanese American. She was born in Dallas, TX but raised inthe Lower East Side and Chinatown of New York City. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She then went to Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. TV credits include: Arrow (CW), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), The Night Shift (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), Hollywood Heights (Nickelodeon), and The Office (NBC). For full credits please visit tinahuang.com or www.imdb.me/tinahuang. Tina is currently co-artistic director of Ammunition Theatre company whose mission is to tell underrepresented stories and to engage in social activism with community organizations. She was honored to be a2018 Hedgebrook Screenwriter’s Lab Fellow and recently directed the music video for Icarus + Verbal’s BENDER. Tinais excited to have co-founded 1:1 Productions, LLC. (1to1productions.com) with Karla Mosley in 2016. Their first film, "Xin", won Tina the “Best Performance” award at the TIDE film festival 2018.

KARLA MOSLEY (Producer/Actor) loves to combine two of her passions, performing arts and social justice. She was on the board of “Covenant House", which provides shelter and other services to homeless youth. Additionally, she is a celebrity ambassador for the “National Eating Disorders Association” (NEDA), which campaigns for the prevention, quality treatment and increased research to treat eating disorders. She is currently the Philanthropic Director (and Ovation Award Nominee) of Ammunition Theater Co., an LA based company composed of working Hollywood actors committed to fostering new, diverse work, and merging activism with art. In August 2016, Mosley and her business partner Tina Huang created 1:1 Productions whose mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera. Karla Mosley currently portrays Maya Avant Forrester on "The Bold and The Beautiful" - the first transgender lead character on broadcast TV (NAACP Image Award Nomination, GLAAD Award for the story). You can follow her on Twitter @karlamosley and on Instagram @KarlaMose.

 

 KIM HAMILTON (Actor)is an alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, and is a co-artistic director of Ammunition Theatre Company. Favorite TV/FILM credits include CBS’ Battle Creek, Dream Factory’s Club Dead, In The Dog House and Big Baby. Favorite stage credits include: The Giant Void In My Soul (Stage Raw and Ovation nomination, Best Comedy Ensemble), The Tragedy, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, The Altruists, The Boomerang Effect, Rosemary with Ginger, and  An Italian American Reconciliation to name a few. Kim is also a writer and producer. 

 

 Founded in 2016 by Tina Huang and Karla Mosley, 1:1 Productions’ mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera. 1:1 believes that since the ratio of women to men on average in the world is 1 to 1, that the same ratio should apply to Film, TV & Digital projects lead by women and men. To that end, they employ at least 75% women in key positions on all of their crews. 1:1’s first short film, “Xin”, is currently wrapping up its festival run at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It will then screen at BAM this May. “Xin” has screened at 8 festivals across the US, was nominated for Best Narrative Short at Blackstar Film Festival and won for Best Performance at the Tide Film Festival. It is currently airing on ShortsTV. 1:1 co-produced “Wed-Locked” a comedic web series, which premiered at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and is streaming on Vimeo. They are currently in various stages of production on a parody music video called “Mommies”, a short documentary about grief and motherhood and the short film “He Was Asking For It”.

Wishlist

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Badass Crew

Costs $5,000

Without a crew, we can't tell this story!

Equipment Rental & Gear

Costs $2,000

We'll rent a camera, lights, sound equipment, plus other magical tools to make this short look sick.

Post Production Team

Costs $3,000

After we shoot it, we will, of course, need to cut and polish to make it sparkle.

Set Dressing / Props

Costs $800

Details tell the story, so we have to create the world through set and props.

Catering & Crafty

Costs $400

People get hungry working hard on set! Everybody knows, a well fed crew is a happy crew.

Locations

Costs $500

We'll need a few places to set our story and money to make sure we have the right to be there!

Insurance/Permits/Hard Drives/Copyrighting/Legal Costs

Costs $2,400

These are all the odds and ends that keep our crew and project protected.

Festival Submissions & Marketing

Costs $600

We want to share "He Was Asking For It" with the world!

Cash Pledge

Costs $0

Contingency Fund

Costs $300

This "just in case" fund is for any unexpected costs that tend to come up during production.

About This Team

OUR DREAM TEAM:

 

 

DEBBIE JHOON (Writer) is a writer/actor who performs at storytelling shows around Los Angeles. Her solo shows "Dowry" (a solo show about her life as a Persian women going on arranged dates) and "College" (a solo show about Debbie's all girls orthodox Jewish college in NYC) have been performed around the U.S. and at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles to packed audiences.She has written features for Studio Canal as well as numerous TV shows including The Inbetweeners (MTV), The Neighbors (ABC), Deadbeat (HULU), Kevin From Work (FREEFORM), and an upcoming half-hour Marvel comedy.

 

 KIMRIE LEWIS (Director) is a Los Angeles native and a 3rd grade spelling be champ. Kimrie is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Kimrie currently stars as Poppy on ABC’s new comedy, Single Parents. For four seasons, she played Reporter Ashley on ABC's Scandal. Kimrie has made unmemorable TV guest appearances on FOX, NBC, and Comedy Central, including Superstore, Brockmire, New Girl, The Mindy Project and 2 Broke Girls. Kimrie writes on a new digital series for Kevin Hart’s LOL network, The Donors, and is developing a new comedy with IFC. As a stand up comedian, she performs at clubs and colleges across the country.  Stalk her on Twitter & Instagram at @iamKimrie

 

TINA HUANG (Producer/Actor) is first generation Taiwanese American. She was born in Dallas, TX but raised inthe Lower East Side and Chinatown of New York City. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. She then went to Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. TV credits include: Arrow (CW), Rizzoli & Isles (TNT), The Night Shift (NBC), Shameless (Showtime), Hollywood Heights (Nickelodeon), and The Office (NBC). For full credits please visit tinahuang.com or www.imdb.me/tinahuang. Tina is currently co-artistic director of Ammunition Theatre company whose mission is to tell underrepresented stories and to engage in social activism with community organizations. She was honored to be a2018 Hedgebrook Screenwriter’s Lab Fellow and recently directed the music video for Icarus + Verbal’s BENDER. Tinais excited to have co-founded 1:1 Productions, LLC. (1to1productions.com) with Karla Mosley in 2016. Their first film, "Xin", won Tina the “Best Performance” award at the TIDE film festival 2018.

 

KARLA MOSLEY (Producer/Actor) loves to combine two of her passions, performing arts and social justice. She was on the board of “Covenant House", which provides shelter and other services to homeless youth. Additionally, she is a celebrity ambassador for the “National Eating Disorders Association” (NEDA), which campaigns for the prevention, quality treatment and increased research to treat eating disorders. She is currently the Philanthropic Director (and Ovation Award Nominee) of Ammunition Theater Co., an LA based company composed of working Hollywood actors committed to fostering new, diverse work, and merging activism with art. In August 2016, Mosley and her business partner Tina Huang created 1:1 Productions whose mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera. Karla Mosley currently portrays Maya Avant Forrester on "The Bold and The Beautiful" - the first transgender lead character on broadcast TV (NAACP Image Award Nomination, GLAAD Award for the story). You can follow her on Twitter @karlamosley and on Instagram @KarlaMose.

 

KIM HAMILTON (Actor) is an alumni of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, NYC, and is a co-artistic director of Ammunition Theatre Company. Favorite TV/FILM credits include CBS’ Battle Creek, Dream Factory’s Club Dead, In The Dog House and Big Baby. Favorite stage credits include: The Giant Void In My Soul (Stage Raw and Ovation nomination, Best Comedy Ensemble), The Tragedy, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, The Altruists, The Boomerang Effect, Rosemary with Ginger, and  An Italian American Reconciliation to name a few. Kim is also a writer and producer. 

 

Founded in 2016 by Tina Huang and Karla Mosley, 1:1 Productions’ mission is to champion women of color in front of and behind the camera. 1:1 believes that since the ratio of women to men on average in the world is 1 to 1, that the same ratio should apply to Film, TV & Digital projects lead by women and men. To that end, they employ at least 75% women in key positions on all of their crews. 1:1’s first short film, “Xin”, is currently wrapping up its festival run at the Cleveland International Film Festival. It will then screen at BAM this May. “Xin” has screened at 8 festivals across the US, was nominated for Best Narrative Short at Blackstar Film Festival and won for Best Performance at the Tide Film Festival. It is currently airing on ShortsTV. 1:1 co-produced “Wed-Locked” a comedic web series, which premiered at the Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival and is streaming on Vimeo. They are currently in various stages of production on a parody music video called “Mommies”, a short documentary about grief and motherhood and the short film “He Was Asking For It”.

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