WARRIORS CREATE THEMSELVES.

a film from Saint Joan Productions

 

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 WARRIORS CREATE THEMSELVES.

a film from Saint Joan Productions

 

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“Choices are the hinges of destiny.”

-Edwin Markham
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During battle, a healer duels with her mortal enemy in an unsettling form, facing an impossible choice that will forever forge her destiny as a warrior.

Directed by America Young and hailed as “Wonder Woman meets Game of Thrones,” Protectress is a dramatic fantasy action female empowerment short film from Saint Joan Productions. It centers on the power of choice and showcases women in leadership. Created by Joanna Ke, the fantasy serves as a proof of concept for a feature with series potential.

The film was temporarily viewable online from the end of August 2017 through October 2017 and was taken offline to commence a festival run. After a successful run with over 20 selections and 11 awards, the short will be re-released online in 2020.

If you are an industry professional and would like a private link to view the film or would like to get in touch regarding development of the “Protectress” feature, please contact us.

Screenings

Online Release in 2020 TBA! Can’t wait? Watch the film and an exclusive interview with director America Young and writer/producer/star Joanna Ke on Alpha’s “Short Ends” – Season 2, Episode 3, Epic Quests.

  • 2/17/18 GeekFest at Long Beach Comic Expo, PREMIERE in the Geek Girls Rock Block.
  • 3/9 Berlin Feminist Film Week, INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE in the Transgressive Girls Block.
  • 3/31/18 Indiana Comic Con in the Sci-Fi Fantasy Block. BEST PERFORMANCE Nominee!
  • 4/22/18 Worldfest International Independent Film Festival in Houston, TX in the Thriller/Suspense Block. GOLD REMI WINNER!
  • 4/28/18 GeekFest at Universal Fan Con in Baltimore, MD in Geek Girls Rock Block.
  • 4/28/18 & 4/29/18 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival in Santa Monica, CA. Two Screenings.
  • 5/19/18 GeekFest at Comic Con Revolution in Ontario, CA in the Geek Girls Rock Block.
  • 6/9/18 San Francisco Comic Con in the Sci-Fi Fantasy Block. BEST PERFORMANCE Nominee!
  • 7/12/18 Atlanta Comic Con in the Sci-Fi Fantasy Block. BEST PERFORMANCE Nominee!
  • 7/13/18 California Women’s Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 7/28/18 – Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival in the Female Storytellers Block.
  • 8/2/18 10×10 in Santa Clarita, CA.
  • 8/2/18 Tampa Bay Comic Con in the Sci-Fi Fantasy Block. BEST PERFORMANCE Nominee!
  • 8/6/18 Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival in Chicago, IL.
  • 8/14/18 – HollyShorts Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
  • 8/17/18 – Michigan Comic Con in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Block. BEST PERFORMANCE WINNER!
  • 8/25/18 – GeekFest at Comic Con Palm Springs in Palm Springs, CA. BEST SHORT FILM WINNER!
  • 9/2/18 – GenreBlast Film Festival in Winchester, VA. BEST POSTER and BEST SCORE Nominee!
  • 9/8/18 – GeekFest at Long Beach Comic Con in Long Beach, CA.
  • 9/13/18-9/16/18 – GeekFest at Hawaii Con in Hilo, HI.
  • 9/29/18 – Sick Chick Flicks Film Festival in Cary, NC.
  • 10/8/18 – Glendale International Film Festival in Glendale, CA. BEST EDITING WINNER!
  • 10/27/18 – GeekFest at Los Angeles Comic Con in Los Angeles, CA.
  • 11/2/18-11/4/18 – GeekFest at Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence, RI.
  • 7/31/19 – Action on Film International Film Festival in Las Vegas, NV. BEST ACTION SEQUENCE, MARTIAL ARTS Nominee!

Cast & Crew

Joanna Ke

Joanna Ke

Writer, Producer, “Junaaya”

Charlotte Bjornbak

Charlotte Bjornbak

“Leonora”

America Young

America Young

Director
 

Leo Kei Angelos

Leo Kei Angelos

Director of Photography

Stephanie Arapian

Stephanie Arapian

Associate Producer, Assistant Director

Dawn “Sam” Alden

Fight Choreographer, Stunt Coordinator

Gabrielle Sciabbarrasi

Gabrielle Sciabbarrasi

Costume Designer

Behind The Scenes

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