Genre: Short Narrative
Q&A with TESSA GERMAINE
Cast & Crew
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER Tessa Germaine
WRITER Daniel James Clark
PRODUCER Kaylin Stewart
CINEMATOGRAPHER Annie Liu
EDITOR Whitney Pieper
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Hannah Freeman
COMPOSER Ryan Stratton
SOUND DESIGNER Noah Kovalick
COSTUME DESIGNER Kendra Raymond
KEY CAST William Charlton, Bethany Walls, James Ciskanik, Chloe Amen, Staci Ashley, Sarah Youngblood, P. David Miller, Kerry Sullivan, Warren Davis
Factory worker Rose Donnelly must stand up for her female co-workers when their supervisor ignores blatant harassment and refuses to treat them as equals to their male co-workers. Based on the We Can Do It! poster by J. Howard Miller.
Rosie the Riveter is a historical icon who has never been portrayed on the modern screen. She brings inspiration to girls and women around the world, and I wanted to give her a story that matched her strength. Taking real events from numerous “Real Rosies” experiences during the war, I created a character that can represent the tenacity and fearlessness of all the women behind the war effort while also portraying the struggles they went through then and what women continue to go through today.
Rosie has been a driving force in my life, and it has been my dream to give her a story she deserves that promotes equality, intersectional feminism, and camaraderie among women. Girls should grow up knowing they can be their own heroes, and that is what this film is about. Thanks to the amazing Southern California aviation, veteran, and WWII enthusiast communities, Rosie can now be appreciated on the big screen. I am so grateful to everyone that helped me honor the Real Rosies, and I cannot wait to see Rose shine in theaters around the world.