MOLLY RATERMANN director | writer | producer

www.mollyratermann.com

Molly Ratermann has emerged as an award-winning producer, director and writer since first hitting the festival circuit in 2015. The San Francisco born filmmaker has gained international attention for creating dark comedies which shed light on important social issues.

 

Produced under her Little Hand Productions banner, Ratermann’s extended short SUICIDE, smashes notions about mental health and delivers a refreshing perspective on suicide, the LGBT community, and complex female characters. Earning 20 awards, screening at over 25 festivals worldwide and being selected for Filmmaker Spotlight by ShortsTV, the film gained distribution on DirecTV and other platforms throughout the U.S. and Europe, and is currently available on Amazon. Her follow-up 8-minute short, LIZZIE LOST, deals with the complexity of unrequited gay-straight love, isolation, and a life changing cancer diagnosis. The film has garnered accolades, as well as fans, for her daring approach to a complicated subject.

 

Looking to expand her storytelling into the episodic realm, Ratermann went on to direct the 4-episode dramedy web series FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, which dives into the realm of inner family matters. Continuing on this episodic journey, Ratermann was hired to direct the 6-episode comedy-drama web series COMMUNE. Set for release later this year, the series encompasses a modern commune, highlighting social issues in the African-American community and flaws in the judicial system.

 

Ratermann has also proven to be a skilled artist in front of the camera; having trained in Los Angeles and New York at Seydways Studios, Upright Citizens Brigade and Beverly Hills Playhouse. She earned ‘Best Actress’ awards at the LA Film Awards, Studio City Int. Film Festival, International Independent Film Festival, Indiefest, and the Actors Awards, among others. Her performance in SUICIDE has been heralded as “organic, profound and touching” (Actors Awards) and “immediately humorous and lovable...10/10” (LA Film Awards).


Currently, Ratermann is in-development to direct and star in the dark comedy feature film PEARL, being produced in partnership with Buffalo 8 Films (Little Men, Rodney King). She is also developing the unconventional WWII feature, MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE, in which she will star and produce along with Studio Soho Films (Mum's List, Pilli) with support from Lypsinc Post (Collete, My Cousin Rachel) in London.


 

​AWARD HIGHLIGHTS:

Best Director for Suicide at the Los Angeles Film Awards 

Best Female Filmmaker for Suicide at Chandler International Film Festival

Best Comedy TV Pilot Screenplay for Priestly at Oaxaca Film Festival

Best Comedy for Suicide at New York Sate Film Festival

Best Producer for Lizzie Lost at Out of the Can Film Festival

PROJECTS

SUICIDE DARK COMEDY,  20 + awards
Director, Writer, Producer  
Carson Mcarthy, a suicide planning hobbyist, enlists her sympathetic best friend, Franny in her final suicide plan involving a daring journey through the desert. PASSWORD: carson
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE DRAMA, Feature Film in Development with Studio Soho
Director, Story Writer, Producer  
In the middle of WWII, Jane, an American cryptographer with a troubled past, becomes a British informant for the war when she decodes mysteriously sent letters that lead her to coded messages in bottles containing military intelligence on the beaches along the English Channel. 
COMMUNE DRAMEDY, Web Series
Director : Episodes 1-6
8 people decide to live under one roof creating a modern day commune, but when a new roommate moves in, their community gets a shake up.
LIZZIE LOST DARK COMEDY,  3 Awards
Director, Writer, Producer  
While struggling with a complicated love situation, Lizzie tries to avoid a life changing diagnosis.. PASSWORD: lizzie
FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY DRAMEDY, 4 Episodes, 3 Awards, 10k Views
Director  
Meet the Abbots; they're not the closest of families, they don't always see eye to eye, they don't really see each other much at all lately, they're not perfect, they drive each other crazy...but, maybe that's just family? 

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