“The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle,” Georgia’s homegrown, SAG-indie feature film, is winning awards and audiences since its world premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival in March 2017.
Directed and produced by Atlanta’s Emmy-winning Fran Burst-Terranella, “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle” is the official closing night film of the American Filmatic Arts Awards (https://www.afawards.org/copy-of-award-categories-1) this Friday, December 8, 2017 in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Here are Sissy’s awards and screenings to date:
WORLD PREMIERE: Atlanta Film Festival
BEST ACTRESS: Milledgeville Film Festival
SILVER AWARD – FILM SCORE: International Independent Film Awards, Los Angeles
SPOTLIGHT AWARD – Elevation Indie Film Awards, Dublin
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Digital Griffix Online Film Festival, Montreal
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Rome International Film Festival, Rome, Ga.
BEST FEATURE, BEST ACTRESS, BEST DIRECTOR, CLOSING NIGHT FILM: American Filmatic Arts Awards, NY
AWARDS NOMINEE: U.S. International Hollywood Golden Film Awards, Los Angeles
About “The 12 Lives of Sissy Carlyle” (www.sissycarlylemovie.com)
Shy, spunky Sissy Carlyle has 11 secret lives – bold adventures of daring, imaginary women she creates in her private journals. But, Sissy is at a crossroad: Since her parents’ untimely death seven years ago, she’s quietly run their antique shop and put her own goals on hold. Now, a charming, new friend tempts Sissy to discover what her real life, #12, might become.
An Ambitious Vision
“My goal is that within the next five years, women will direct and write 50 percent of what we see on our screens,” said Fran, one of the first American women to produce/direct her first feature film at age 60+. “Women and men often tell stories quite differently. I believe our world will become more peaceful, just, generous and joyful as women give voice to the infinite number of stories they have yet to tell.”