We finished principal photography Signs of Aging, on September 9th. We are currently in post-production and will be submitting to festivals soon!
Read more and see some behind-the-scenes photos below!
Signs of Aging is fiscally-sponsored by Fractured Atlas and we welcome your support at this link, to help this film be seen across the world.
The film centers around a mysterious young woman who tries to stop a pushy skin-cream salesperson from shaming of group of women into buying “anti-aging” potions. But how can the young woman convince the others that their faces are beautiful, when they can’t even hear her?
Signs of Aging stars a diverse cast of woman, most over the age of 35, including: Antu Yacob (Law & Order SVU; Gypsy); Kelley Rae O’Donnell (The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorsese); Melanie Martinez (The Goodnight Show) and the young woman played by Bisserat Tseggai (Billions; Orange is the New Black; The Jim Gaffigan Show).
The behind-the-camera crew is also primarily made up of women, including Producer and Production Designer, Penny Middleton; Director of Photography, Liza Gipsova, and Assistant Director and Associate Producer, Lauren Flack.
The film is written and directed me, Tara Gadomski. In 2017 I was selected participant in the Sundance Institute’s Philadelphia Screenwriters’ Intensive. I’m also an actor and with co-star roles on Orange is the New Black, The Blacklist and Blue Bloods.
Why make this film now? More than ever before woman of all ages are being seen and celebrated for their achievements rather than just their looks. In particular, there is a strong movement against the ageism which has plagued the beauty industry for decades. CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, announced that it will stop retouching models in ads for its store-brand beauty products by 2020. Allure magazine and the AARP have already banned the term “anti-aging” in their publications.
It is the perfect time to create a fun, bold, narrative film about diverse woman who love their faces at every age.
Please read more about our cast and crew on the film’s IMDB Pro page.