Refinery29 & Kate Spade New York’s Pilot Season: H-e-a-t-h-e-r By Kylah Benes-Trapp & Francesca Mirabella

Refinery29 and Kate Spade New York introduce Pilot Season, a program created to cultivate the next generation of female voices through 60-second films.

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Heather, a young, racially ambiguous artist struggling to find success, confronts questions of identity, race, and class when she begrudgingly becomes a part-time babysitter to make ends meet.
Francesca Mirabella’s short films have screened at numerous festivals including The Atlanta Film Festival and The Palm Beach International Film Festival. She was singularly nominated out of her NYU Tisch Graduate Film class at NYU Tisch for a Princess Grace Award.
Kylah Benes-Trapp is a visual artist who works across the mediums of illustration, photography, and collage animation. Her first short film was selected to participate in the 2018 Tribeca Film Institute "Through Her Lens" women's filmmaker program.
About Pilot Season:
Refinery29 and Kate Spade New York introduce Pilot Season, a program created to cultivate the next generation of female voices through visually arresting, innovative sixty second stories. The pilots feature women and narratives that define what it means to be the heroine of one’s own story. Bold, empowering, and styled with Kate Spade New York’s 2019 summer collection, Pilot Season celebrates the ways in which we can all be in the driver’s seat of our own life story.
Refinery29 & Kate Spade New York Present HeatherReleased on June 24, 2019

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