Schedule: Friday, March 16th, 2018

Opening Night Film: And Then There was Eve

USA | 96 minutes
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Directed by Savannah Bloch
Written by Savannah Bloch and Colette Freedman
Produced by Savannah BlochColette FreedmanJen Prince and Jhennifer Webberley
Starring Tania Nolan and Rachel Crowl
Friday, March 16th, 2018 at 7PM
At Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center


Alyssa, a successful photographer, wakes one morning to find her apartment ransacked and her husband mysteriously missing.  Left without even a photograph to offer the police, she turns to his colleague Eve, a talented jazz pianist with a flirtatious charm and disarming grace.  Eve helps her confront her husband’s longtime struggle with depression and to, over time, accept his absence.  While getting to know this woman through such unusual circumstances, Alyssa is surprised to find herself falling in love again.

Director/Producer/Co-Writer Savannah Bloch, Co-Writer/Producer, Colette Freedman, and Lead Actress, Tania Nolan will be in attendance for a Q&A.

This event was sponsored by Wyncote Foundation and Sag-Aftra Philadelphia.

Special thanks to Greater Philadelphia Film Office, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and Social Sparkling Wine.

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About Savannah Bloch, Co-writer/Producer/Director of “AND THEN THERE WAS EVE”

Savannah Bloch is an American/South African filmmaker and graduate of the USC school of Cinematic Arts. Savannah began her career shooting and directing promotional content for non-profits and start-up companies around the world. This type of work led her to the townships of South Africa; interviews with natives Bolivians and to Jordan, where she filmed children of the Syrian war receive serious medical attention. Savannah also worked during this time as a freelance cinematographer, combining her love of travel, culture, cameras and storytelling into a unique and pivotal experience. After this glimpse into global affairs, Savannah returned to Los Angeles armed with a handful of stories and a new perspective to focus on narrative directing. In 2012, she directed “Sister Cities” as part of the Hollywood Fringe festival. There she met AND THEN THERE WAS EVE co-writer, Colette Freedman. The show had four sold out performances and rave reviews demonstrating a new found talent for the stage. Savannah’s feature film directorial debut, AND THEN THERE WAS EVE, premiered in 2017 at the Los Angeles Film Festival and took home the LA Muse Jury Award. Currently Savannah is directing a feature music documentary called CAVES AND CATHEDRALS following singer/songwriter Kerry Hart and a one-woman show about Sikhs in the U.S. post 9/11 called RAGHEAD. She is also a producer/shooter for Hearst Digital Media’s Facebook show Best LA.

Savannah co-founded and currently runs a weekly director’s workshop in Hollywood called The Sandbox LA. In addition to powerful storytelling, Savannah is passionate about social innovation, feminism, surfing and veganism. Savannah works locally in Los Angeles, Barcelona, San Diego and Cape Town.

About Colette Freedman, Co-writer/Producer of “AND THEN THERE WAS EVE”

COLETTE FREEDMAN- co-writer and co-producer on And Then There Was Eve which won the Jury Prize at the 2017 LA Film Festival. An internationally produced playwright with over 25 produced plays, Colette was voted “One of 50 to Watch” by The Dramatist’s Guild. Her play Sister Cities was the hit of the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe and earned five star reviews: It has been produced around the country and internationally, fifteen times including Paris (Une Ville, Une Soeur), Rome (Le Quattro Sorelle) and Australia. She wrote the film which stars Jacki Weaver, Alfred Molina, Jess Weixler, Stana Katic, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amy Smart, Troian Bellisario, Tom Everett Scott and Kathy Baker. Her hit musical Serial Killer Barbie played to sold out crowds for six months in Los Angeles and New Zealand. She has co-written, with International bestselling novelist Jackie Collins, the play Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies, which is gearing up for a National Tour. In collaboration with The New York Times best selling author Michael Scott, she wrote the thriller The Thirteen Hallows (Tor/Macmillan). Her novel The Affair (Kensington) came out January 29, 2013. The play of the novel earned both critical and commercial success as it toured Italy February through May 2013. Her sequel novel The Consequences (Kensington) came out January 28, 2014. Her YA novel Anomalies (Select Books) came out February 9, 2016 and the memoir she co-wrote with Steve Dorff I Wrote That One, Too (Hal Leonard) came out November 1, 2017. Colette co-produced Quality Problems which is currently on the festival circuit and her films Casa Matusita and Miles Underwater are currently in pre-production.

About Tania Nolan, Lead Actress of “AND THEN THERE WAS EVE”

Tania Nolan is a New Zealand born actress, who predominantly resides in Los Angeles.

At 19, Tania moved from Christchurch to Wellington to study –graduating with a Bachelor of Performing Arts from the NZ Drama School, Toi Whakaari, in 2005. After graduating, Tania landed her first lead role on the TVNZ drama The Hothouse (2007), receiving a Best Actress Nomination at the Qantas Television Awards. Following this, she appeared as a recurring character in the U.S. TV series’ Spartacus- Blood and Sand (2009) and Legend of the Seeker (2008-2009), as well as a supporting role in Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009).

Tania has been traveling between New Zealand and LA from 2009 onwards.  Returning to her native home for shows including TVNZ’s This Is Not My Life (2009), Go Girls (2009 – 2011) and Step Dave (2014 -2015). Most recently in 2017 Tania ventured across the ditch to Australia to join it’s Award winning show Home and Away as Scarlett Snow.

The Women’s Film Festival 2018 Opening Night Film will be shown at:

Kimmel Center for Performing Arts
Perelman Theater
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Opening Night Reception is free to badge and Opening Night ticket holders.

Opening Night Reception will be after the film starting at 9:30PM at:

Cibo Restaurante Italiano
1227 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 923-8208

Thank you, Cibo Restaurante Italiano, for being our Opening Night Reception Sponsor!

About The Women’s Film Festival
The Women’s Film Festival is a forum that inspires and cultivates a movement to celebrate and unites the power of women in the film and entertainment industry.