The day after Stephanie
Thorpe finished principal photography on her second feature film,
she was hired to host a new television show featuring Indie filmmakers
and their work. "After being in the thick of the Indie scene
from making films to the festivals, it is extremely gratifying
to know I will be providing another venue for filmmakers to show
their work," said Thorpe.
Thorpe is a very busy woman these days and that's just the way
she likes it. The Toronto based actor/producer is in New York
promoting her recently completed independent feature "The
Absent Phallus" which premieres at the New
York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
"The Absent Phallus" will screen
at Los Angeles International Independent Film & Video Festival
After a long, successful career in theater, Thorpe changed her
focus to film and television and threw herself into the Indie
film scene. She formed her own production company, Counter Productions
Inc. and joined forces with equally ambitious people, Director
Mike Davies Jr., Writer Patrick M. Thornton and Producer Lindsay
Lanzillotta. "I realized that I knew lots of talented and
creative people in the film industry with their own areas of expertise
and rather than wait for opportunities to present themselves,
I wanted us to create our own," Thorpe said. "That's
the whole premise behind Counter Productions Inc.: to change the
often passive nature of this industry and make the artist more
proactive." Thorpe's plan worked.
Counter Productions Inc.'s first project, the award winning "When
Urine Love" stars Thorpe whose boyfriend proposes to her
after he pees in the shower. This 9 minute short made a splash
in the North American film festival circuit by screening at over
eight festivals to date. "My festival experience has been
amazing. It is incredibly vitalizing to have so many passionate
people come together to share their work," said Thorpe.
Now, her company's first feature "The
Absent Phallus", is ready to hit the festival circuit.
"The Absent Phallus" explores
the relationship between the two female protagonists, Julia and
Kate, who have been friends their whole lives and have shared
everything. . . including men.