Los Angeles, CA, October 08, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Prolific director Cristina Anderlini's latest work, ”A Good Me” a music video starring young singing sensation Gabrielle Michelle, has been entered into the 5th Annual LA Femme Film Festival, to be held in Los Angeles, Oct. 15-18, 2009.
The video tells the tale of a young girl trapped in a violent household, desperate to be seen as a "good girl" and trying to do all the right things in the hopes of controlling a chaotic and unsafe environment. In addition to singing her own lyrics in the video, Gabrielle Michelle's niece Olivia portrays her younger aunt, making the production a family affair. Thus, prolific director Anderlini turns a song of a broken childhood into a transformational tour de force.
Anderlini is a multi-talented director of commercials, documentaries, and video projects. She was particularly drawn to this song and it's dynamic young performer. “When I first heard the song I was blown away by Gabrielle's raw talent and the fact that a 17 year old could sing so powerfully and with such nuance,” recalls Anderlini. “Then at our first meeting I found out the story behind the lyrics - that they came from a personally traumatic time in her life when she was living with her alcoholic, abusive mother and stepfather. We connected instantly, and I knew I had a story to tell.”
Cristina originally formed A Broad Vision Productions while directing music videos for several major record labels, including A&M/Universal and East/West Warner Music Group. Combining an unwavering attention to detail with a fresh, cutting-edge aesthetic, ABV Productions has seen their client list expand in just two short years to include such major entities as Atlantic Records, MTV, VH1, Universal Records, Buena Vista Games, Intel, Nokia, Disney, T Mobile and Activision. Her work has aired on networks including MTV,VHI, BET and Fuse. She's worked with A-List artists such as Don Cheadle, MIssy Elliott, Panic!, At The Disco, P. Diddy, Rush, and Kate Perry.
Recently, the City of Los Angeles commissioned her company to produce a documentary about its ground-breaking Stand and Deliver program, which matches underprivileged youths with careers in the healthcare industry. Cristina was thrilled to bring her keen eye and personal vision to showcase this truly essential and life-altering program.
Next up for Cristina and ABV: producing several documentary-style videos for Mattel's Barbie “I Can Be...” series that teaches young girls to dream big. Inspired by female role models in a variety of careers from acrobats to designers, the innovative series showcases the fascinating lives of these women and teaches young girls how to achieve their own dreams.
“A Good Me” will screen at the Renberg Theatre at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, on October 15 at 4 pm. Theatre is located in Hollywood at 1125 N. McCadden Place, near Highland and Santa Monica Blvd.
Contact: Deborah Gilels