COMEDY SHORT // RELEASED MAY 2022
THE FIRST FILM 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, Official Selection + Best Long-form Short Film winner at the Los Angeles Comedy Film and Screenplay Festival, and was an Official Selection at NY Shorts.
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.
WRITTEN + DIRECTED BY LORI CHANDLER
PRODUCED BY LORI CHANDLER, ALEX COTTLE,
JUSTIN PATRICOLO, LAURA HAAS
STARRING CAMILLE THEOBALD, MOLLY DENSMORE,
JULIE TRAN, NICK MESTAD, JOSEPH LYMOUS,
EXPERIMENTAL SHORT // RELEASED JANUARY 2023
brain medicine IS A MULTI-MEDIA STOP ANIMATION SHORT FILM. IT USES PHOTOS CUT EXCLUSIVELY FROM VINTAGE LIFE MAGAZINES, PSYCHEDELIC EDITING TECHNIQUES, AND A MUSIC CONCRÈTE WRITTEN BY CHANDLER TO SHARE A SPECIFIC MESSAGE: THE NEW LEFT IS NOT SO SCARY. IN FACT, WE'RE PRETTY CHILL. brain medicine IS CURRENTLY PLAYING THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE IN LATE SPRING 2023.
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.