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23
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DIRECTOR: Sonia Sebastián
2018 | USA | 81m
GENRE: Black/African American | Comedy | Latino/a | Lesbian | Transgender
SECTION: Showcase | US Feature
EXPECTED GUESTS: Director, Sonia Sebastián, Writer/Actor, Lisa Cordileone, Actors, Natasha Negovanlis & Alexandra Billings, Producer, Eugene Park

Launching an app that matches freelancers with potential employers is an answered prayer for desperate bride Billie (Lisa Cordileone, Easy Abby: How to Make Love More Difficult, Frameline37). But making her startup happen means lying to both her business partners and her fiancée, Gayle (Natasha Negovanlis, Carmilla), in this screwball romp that blends romantic comedy and workplace politics.

With Gayle expecting a fairytale wedding in the coming months, the timing couldn’t be worse for Billie to quit her job, but when her hours are cut at the same time that she is expected to take on more responsibility, she snaps. Wandering into Freelancers Anonymous, a motley assortment of contract workers lacking confidence and direction, Billie sees what they can’t: with their diverse skill sets, the group could form the nucleus of a successful company. But her potential partners are suspicious of her motives, and she doesn’t dare come clean with Gayle about their precarious finances, so Billie gets creative (and sneaky) in order to make all her dreams—work, life, and wedding—come true.

Cordileone is an affable screen presence as Billie, a sad sack with a talent for the devious, transforming that bad behavior into something appealing, and she’s exceptionally well matched with Negovanlis and Jennifer Bartels, in the role of Billie’s sardonic foil, Gillian. The latest comedic romp from director Sonia Sebastián (Girl Gets Girl, Frameline40), Freelancers Anonymous also features winning performances from Amy Shiels (Twin Peaks: The Return), Megan Cavanagh (A League of Their Own), and trans actress Alexandra Billings (Transparent) as Billie’s hysterical robot-ball-obsessed boss.

— PAM GRADY

Freelancers Anonymous is a Frameline Completion Fund recipient.

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LesGaiCineMad - Madrid, Spain
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

LesGaiCineMad - Madrid, Spain

Original Title : Freelancers Anonymous Title spanish: Freelancers Anonymous

Country / Country | Year / Year | Duration / Length : USA | 2018 | 81 '

Projections / Screening: Friday 29. 20.00 in Alcalá, 31

Language / language: original version in English with subtitles in Spanish / original version in English with Spanish subtitles

Theme / Theme:   Lesbian / Lesbianic

Genre / Genre: Comedy / Comedy

Synopsis: Going in the morning in a hurry to a job you do not like is the worst, and Billie (Lisa Cordileone) can not take it anymore. After sending everyone to shit, unfortunately he has to tell his fiancee (Natasha Negovalis) that he has quit his job. When Billie meets a group of very different women who are also looking for work, she has the idea of utting all her skills together to create an app, designing a prototype for an investor's launch party.

Billie risked more than ever, lying to her fiancee to get time until her plan for Freelancers Anonymous of its fruits. When her wedding and launch party are scheduled on the same day, Billie has to make a decision.

Data sheet

Director: Sonia Sebastian              

Producer / Producer: Lisa Cordileone, Amy Dellagiarino, Sonia Sebastian, Eugene Sun Park

Writers / Writers: Lisa Cordileone, Amy Dellagiarino

Cast / Cast: Lisa Cordileone, Natasha Negovanlis, Alexandra Billings, Jennifer Bartels, Mouzam Makkar, Amy Shiels, Megan Cavanagh, Haviland Stillwell, Grace Rex, Jennie Mcnulty, Cassandra Blair, Jamison Scala

Biography: SONIA SEBASTIAN is a director and producer of film, television and stage events with more than 15 years of experience. She describes herself as a very focused, dedicated and very creative person with exceptional abilities to lead teams as well as to manage all kinds of events. One of his specialties is working with actors before the camera. In September 2015 he premiered his first feature film "De Chica en Chica" in Spain and was recently acquired by Shoreline Entertainment (Beverly Hills, CA). In 2018 he premiered Freelancers Annonymous, his second feature film.

Awards and festivals:

2018 Inside Out Toronto LGTB (World premiere)

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UTAH Film Center -
Jul
22
4:15 PM16:15

UTAH Film Center -

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DAMN THESE HEELS LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL - UTAH FILM CENTER

Directed by Sonia Sebastian
81 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated

Freelancers Anonymous is a quick-paced comedy feature about a group of women who come together to launch a tech start-up company. The story follows Billie who, on impulse, quits her soul-sucking office job and is left to figure out “now what?” She meets a ragtag group of women who are also looking for employment and is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app for freelancers.

Official Selection: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

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PRIDE - London, ON, CANADA
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

PRIDE - London, ON, CANADA

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London Lesbian Film Festival is excited to present our first Film Night during Pride London Festival!

FEATURE FILM

FREELANCERS ANONYMOUS

Thursday, July 26th

Doors open: 6 pm | Film start: 6.30 pm

Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library

Come out & enjoy an free event, open to everyone with the London Lesbian Film Festival! (Our 2018 comedian Jennie McNulty is part of the cast.)

Donations will be accepted in support of Pride London Festival.

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FilmOut San Diego
Jun
10
3:15 PM15:15

FilmOut San Diego

 

Freelancer's Anonymous
 

Sunday, June 10th – 3:15pm

Sponsored By: GAY SAN DIEGO

Co-Presented By: FlawLes & Gossip Grill

FREELANCER’S ANONYMOUS, 2018, 81 minutes, Dir: Sonia Sebastian, USA, West Coast Premiere

Rushing to get to her pointless job every morning sucks, and Billie (Lisa Cordileone) is not putting up with it anymore. After telling everyone to f*ck off, she unfortunately has to break the news to her fiancée (Natasha Negovanlis). When she meets a ragtag group of women who are also looking for employment, Billie is struck with the idea of cultivating their skills to create an app, by designing a prototype for an investor launch party. Billie takes the risk of her life, lying to her fiancée in order to buy time until her plan for Freelancers Anonymous can come to fruition. When the wedding and the launch party are booked for the same day, it all comes to a head. With Alexandra Billings, Megan Cavanagh, Grace Rex, Amy Shiels, Haviland Stillwell, Jamison Scala, Jennie McNulty, Cassandra Blair, Jennifer Bartels, Mouzam Makkar.

With: Gabber Lover, 2017, 13min, Dir: Anna Cazenave Cambet, France, West Coast Premiere?

Laurie and Mila, both 13, dance to Gabber music on the shores of a remote lake. Mila is in love with Laurie and she wants to tell her.

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World Premiere: Inside Out Film Festival
May
25
6:45 PM18:45

World Premiere: Inside Out Film Festival

DIRECTOR(S):
Sonia Sebastián

COUNTRY:
United States

RUN TIME:
81 min.

FORMAT:
Feature Narrative

STREAM:
Premieres

Billie (Lisa Cordileone) can’t take it anymore—she is miserable working at a failing marketing company run by a useless boss (Transparent’s Alexandra Billings). Her only redemption in life is her relationship and upcoming marriage to struggling actor Gayle (Toronto’s Natasha Negovanlis).

In a moment of drug-induced clarity, Billie quits her job. While searching for a new one she stumbles across a misfit group of unemployed women in a church basement who call themselves “Freelancers Anonymous.” Like Billie, this band of socially awkward ladies want to work but are hopeless at finding jobs—until Billie persuades them to launch an app to reach potential clients. If she could only convince the wedding-obsessed Gayle to support her risky career move, Billie would be all set.

A charmingly goofy comedy brought to life by a stellar set of female comedians, Freelancers Anonymous shines a much-needed spotlight on women in tech.

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