Inspiring Filmmaker: 2012

Lake Bell

New York, New York; Los Angeles, California

With Worst Enemy, I was interested in finding the universal comedy surrounding the neuroses women direct at their bodies.

Lake Bell
Worst Enemy
Lake Bell

Lake Bell has numerous acting credits in both film and television. She most recently starred in Parmount’s hit comedy “No Strings Attached,” and will next be seen in “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy,” which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival. Past film credits also include Nancy Meyer’s “It's Complicated,” “What Happens in Vegas,” and the independent film, “Under Still Waters,” for which she received the Newport Beach Film Festival award for Outstanding Performance in Acting. On the small screen, Bell can currently be seen in the third season of the Adult Swim series “Children’s Hospital,” created by Rob Corddry. She is also shooting the second season of HBO’s “How to Make It in America.” Past television credits include NBC’s “Surface,” ABC’s “Boston Legal,” and NBC’s “Miss Match.” 

FILM: Worst Enemy

Worst Enemy

In Worst Enemy, a female misanthrope named Wooly struggles with anxiety and lactose intolerance. Wooly is your bland neighbor. She’s the young curmudgeon whose profile you want to submit to one of those makeover shows. She’s the person who apologizes to you and argues with you in the same breath. Watch Wooly navigate a week in her life where she’s her own worst enemy. She becomes emotionally and physically so wrapped up that it takes the kind eyes, healing hands and dry logic of our hero/regional medical clinic physician to extract her out of her tornado of neuroses.

Awards:
  • Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting in a Short Film – Nantucket Film Festival
  • Shorts Jury Special Mention – Dallas Film Festival
Past Screenings:
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Nantucket Film Festival
  • Dallas International Film Festival
  • Gen Art Film Festival
  • Aspen Shortsfest