THE FILMS: 2017
Join the Club
- Atlanta Film Festival
- Dallas International Film Festival
- Maryland Film Festival
- Palm Springs International ShortFest
- Sundance Film Festival
A writer's dilemma of whether or not to join a networking club unfolds during one therapy session.
FILMMAKER: Eva Vives
Eva is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. In 2000, she won Best Short at the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals with Five Feet High an d Rising, a short she cast, edited and produced. She followed that up with the feature Raising Victo r Vargas, which she cowrote. Since then, she has been working on numerous projects, including Chrome and Paint, which she cowrote with Ice Cube. She was also one of four writers in Disney’s Writers Program. Most recently Vives wrote and directed her short film Join the Club, which was admitted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2016, among others. She was also a finalist for the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival’s Filmmaker to Watch Award. Vives is a proud Sundance Screenwriters, Directors and Skywalker Sound Labs fellow and is developing he r feature Nina, about a stand up comedian who has to deal with her past to move forward. She is also a proud Sundance Institute Academy Nicholl Honoree.