COLD FEET directed by Spencer Schilly
Cold Feet I directed by Spencer Schilly I RT 41 min I DOC I USA
Q&A With Director Spencer Schilly after the screening
A great guy, Phil, is pressuring Lisa, a 54-year old artist/art director/performer into finally getting married for the first time. All her friends know it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to her. However, her own self-image as an independent creative person is getting in the way of moving her life forward. She struggles with it in her funny self-deprecating way throughout the wedding planning right up until the vows. Filmmaker Spencer Schilly captures her emotional conflicts every step of the way, from the doctor visits through wedding gown shopping expeditions with her best friend, Margot. Spencer includes intimate interviews with many of her friends and family. This film captures the disillusionment and confusion many women feel about the role of marriage in their lives and how it will impact their self esteem for better or worse.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Spencer Schilly’s career spans over 20 years as a writer, director, producer and editor. As writer/director Spencer’s first feature, SUMMER THUNDER, was invited to dozens of festivals around the globe, garnering two Best Feature Awards and an Audience Favorite. In 2008 he completed his 3rd feature, THE HOUSEBOY, which was also awarded Best Feature in 2008. Both can be seen on Netflix. Spencer’s love of editing and storytelling lead him to collaborate with other directors, editing their movies. Most notably Spencer edited Todd Stephen’s, ANOTHER GAY SEQUEL and RuPaul’s cult-classic, STARRBOOTY. In 2009, he moved to Los Angeles and started editing on RuPaul’s Emmy nominated tv show, RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE. To date he’s edited 9 narrative features and over 20 different television series including Bravo’s REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA and Animal Planet’s TOO CUTE! He also edited OPRAH WINFREY’S BEHIND THE SCENES series finale as well as shows for WE, VH1, Oxygen, Discovery, E!, TVOne and Lifetime. Born in Memphis, TN, Spencer graduated with an MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2002. He currently lives in Los Angeles CA, with his dog and pet rabbits. He primarily works as an editor, but is also writing and developing several comedy and sci-fi screenplays.