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KERRY LACY

Writer, Production Designer

Kerry Lacy is an artist, actor, production designer and DJ. She grew up in Malibu, California and has been in New York City her entire adult life. Kerry is a graduate of The New School and a proud student of the UCB theatre.

WEBSITE: KERRY LACY
SOCIAL MEDIA: INSTAGRAM / INSTAGRAM PRINTS

A Q&A WITH FILMSHOP BREAKTHROUGH SERIES 2018 FEATURED ARTIST KERRY LACY...

 "VIOLA" (NARRATIVE SHORT)  In a world of rampant sexual assault and rising misogynistic powers, a  mild-mannered and unassuming young woman unleashes her hidden ability to  fight back.

"VIOLA" (NARRATIVE SHORT)

In a world of rampant sexual assault and rising misogynistic powers, a mild-mannered and unassuming young woman unleashes her hidden ability to fight back.

What was the inspiration for your project?

VIOLA was inspired by a real event that took place on my block in Brooklyn. A young woman was brutally raped and stabbed by four men. I couldn't stop fantasizing about kicking their asses, so I came up with a character who could do it for me.

What do you feel is your greatest challenge moving forward?

My biggest challenge is as a writer, turning these shorts into a series. Finding the arcs and pacing and how to keep raising the stakes and keep it interesting so that it has longevity.

How has the Filmshop community contributed to your project's development?

This never would have happened without Filmshop. It introduced me to my collaborators. It's important to have people you trust from as early on in the process as asking for notes on the first draft of a script, all the way through post.  Having people who support and believe in my project, give me honest feedback, and are excited to contribute is necessary and also rewarding. 

What might Filmmaker Magazine say about your project?

Viola is a unique new take on a classic character. She's polite and quiet, dresses conservatively, not the type you'd expect for a vigilante. She's strong and skilled and beats up bad guys, but she's not a super hero. She appears innocent, but has more grit to her that one would think.

What's next?

VIOLA 3!

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know.

I started my martial arts training at the age of 6. My mother had taken me to sign me up for ballet class, but it was right next door to the karate studio, and I thought it looked like way more fun. 

What keeps you up at night?

The patriarchy.