Okay, so we’re a Brooklyn-based comedyproduction company founded by two queer autistic women and we are committed to dismantling the patriarchy one zinger at a time.
In a culture where the stories of women, queer persons, and the neurodivergent areactively neglected, it is often up to the unheard to make room for themselves at the table.
so we did.
COMEDY SHORT // RELEASED MAY 2022
PRODUCED BY DINOSAURS V ROBOTS (IN CONJUNCTION WITH WHAT STUDIOS).
FILMING TOOK PLACE MARCH 2022.
The film won Best Picture at the Austin Comedy Film Festival, Best Long-form Short Film winner at the Los Angeles Comedy Film and Screenplay Festival, and was an Official Selection at NY Shorts and FilmHaus.
THE SCREENPLAY WAS A QUARTER-FINALIST IN THE SCREENCRAFT SPRING 2022 FILM FUND, A KICKSTARTER "PROJECT WE LOVE,” AND PLACED #12 ON THE REDLIST FOR SHORT FILMS.
Finalist, RespectAbility Entertainment Labs Fellowship, Alex Cottle
Semi-Finalist, Outstanding Screenplay Competition, Max & Imogen (written by Chandler and Cottle)
Second-Rounder, Austin Film Festival, Alex Cottle
Quarter-Finalist, Final Draft Big Break, Alex Cottle
Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Animation Competition, Alex Cottle
Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Comedy Competition, Lori Chandler
Official Selection, FilmHaus, The Society for Paranormal Healing
Best Picture, Austin Comedy Film Festival, The Society for Paranormal Healing
Best Long-Form Short, Comedy Feedback Film Festival, The Society for Paranormal Healing
Official Selection, New York Shorts International Festival, The Society for Paranormal Healing
Quarter-Finalist, ScreenCraft Film Fund, Lori Chandler
Quarter-Finalist Shore Scripts Film Fund, Lori Chandler
If you’re like me, your name is Lori Chandler, and you are a writer/filmmaker. And if you are me, well, you have a little production company you like to call Dinosaurs v. Robots Films LLC. Now that we’ve settled that, here’s the skinny on me in the professional sense:
For the screen, I wrote and directed the comedy short The Society for Paranormal Healing, which won Best Picture at the Austin Comedy Film Festival, won Best Long-form Short Film at the Los Angeles Comedy Film and Screenplay Festival, and was an Official Selection at NY Shorts and FilmHaus. It premiered at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective and had its West Coast premiere at the Pack Theater. The script was a quarter-finalist in the Screencraft Film Fund, a top 10 on Coverfly’s Redlist.
My experimental short, brain medicine, is in “submitting to festivals” mode.
I wrote a pilot called Adult Baby Genius, which is in “submitting to labs” mode.
On the stage, I wrote + directed the shows I Just Have a Lot of Feelings (Pack Theater) Britney and Kevin Go Back to the Future (Annoyance Theater NY) What Becomes a Legend Most? (Annoyance Theater NY) and Ironoclast (The Queens Secret Theater). I also wrote for The New York Times, Big Think, and CollegeHumor, I suppose because I am very fancy.
Alex Cottle is a producer with experience in television, film, podcasting, and theatre. Most recently she executive produced The Society for Paranormal Healing and Driver’s Seat, a one woman show that premiered at Frigid Festival NYC and earned an Audience Choice Award and a Queerly award from Frigid’s sister festival. She has a degree in film studies and creative writing from Seattle University, and an MBA from UCLA specializing in entertainment. She lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and their cat Si, who is the well established queen of the household.