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Shiva Baby | Feature Film 

Press

Vogue : "Shiva Baby Is a Caustic Instant Classic With a Softy, Squishy Heart"

Vanity Fair : "Celebrate Passover With the Very Jewish Angst of Shiva Baby"

Los Angeles Times : "Review: You think your family and friends are a handful? Try sitting ‘Shiva Baby’"

Variety : "‘Shiva Baby’ Review: A Fast, Tightly Choreographed Farce with Confidently Sharp Jewish Humor"

Washington Post : "How ‘Shiva Baby’ captures the anxieties of being a young woman"

Vulture : "Shiva Baby Is a Symphony in Stress"

A.V. Club : "Sex positive cringe comedy Shiva Baby is the good kind of stressful" 

Screening Info

Streaming, Select Theaters Nationwide, and Virtual Cinemas

Amazon Video

At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy. 

Starring : Rachel Sennott, Dianna Agron, Polly Draper, Fred Melamed, Molly Gordon, Danny Deferrari

Dir : Emma Seligman

Dir of Photog : Maria Rusche 

Producers : Katie Schiller, Kieran Altman, and Lizzie Shapiro

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Distributed by Utopia

Friend of Sophia | Short Film

Screening Info

Wicked Queer, Boston’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival

Streaming April 1 - April 30 

Tickets

Inspired by the queer experience of the 1950s and 60s, a woman attempts a discreet encounter in a not-too-distant future where attraction to androids is considered a sickness and punished as a crime.

Writer, director : Alden Peters 

Dir of Photog : Shirley Chan

Producers : Alden Peters, Benno Rosenwald

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Milkwater | Feature Film 

Press

Hollywood Reporter : 'Milkwater': Film Review

Variety :  Film News Roundup

No Film School : How to Navigate the Festival Circuit During a Pandemic

Screening Info

coming soon to streaming platforms

for more info, check out the official movie website or view stills on my feature films page

Feeling abandoned by friends living more adult lives, Milo (Molly Bernard) rashly decides to become the surrogate for an older gay man (Patrick Breen) she meets at a bar. As the pregnancy progresses, she must contend with the implications of their evolving relationship.

Dir : Morgan Ingari

Dir of Photog : Maria Rusche

Producer : Candice Kuwahara

Enfant Terrible 

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2021 reels

Vimeo channel

features selected branded content works as Production Designer, Art Director, and Set Decorator.

Narrative Reel : 

edited by Valerie Volpacchio

music : Sasak by Uncle Skeleton 

Commercial Reel 

edited by Valerie Volpacchio

music : Luxury by Mullaha

 

biography

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contact

   
Email : cheyenne.artdept@gmail.com
Cell & What's App : +1 901.846.0508

member :  IATSE USA Local 829

local to New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

 

Cheyenne climbed the art department ladder by working in all fields from doing scenic work to being a prop master (and lots of thrift shopping in between). Her eclectic experience shows in her work as she enjoys being hands-on to perfect all the little details. Her works exemplifies her understanding of character development in space, but she is looking to expand her focus to build larger sets and dive into development and world building for genres like scifi. To achieve this goal, she is currently a full-time student at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, a top 10 architecture school in the country, and is the recipient of their presidential merit-based scholarship. Don't worry, she's still available for design work especially if it's shooting nights, weekends, or over summer break. Coffee on set required. 

 

As a designer, I prefer to join the creative process as early as possible. I love workshopping early drafts of scripts as much as I love working with a location manager to find the best space to tell the story. Production Design, for me, is so much deeper than choosing wall colors and drafting builds. It's working closely with the director, dp, and costume designer to create a unique look that adds an untold, but deeply felt, layer to the story. It's setting the tone, ambiance, environment, and mood in every detail that passes through the frame. The design of any project should elevate the story and bring a richer life to the screen.

 

With my department heads, I prefer to discuss characters and scenes at their core concept and mood while allowing space for new ideas to be introduced. Filmmaking is a social art form in both experience and creation, and I like to carry that idea through the whole process.

I deeply love crying alone in a movie theater, the idea of living on Mars, traveling, and architects Eero Saarinen and Louis Khan. Currently, my favorite movies are Ad Astra and Blade Runner 2049.

 

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