FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING | A Period Short Film by Rylee Rosenquist
***WINNER: BEST STUDENT FILM, FEEDBACK FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL 2022******OFFICIAL SELECTION: THE POPPY JASPER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2023******OFFICIAL SELECTION: LA INDEPENDENT WOMEN FILM AWARDS 2022******OFFICIAL SELECTION: JOSIAH MEDIA FESTIVAL 2022***The everywoman story of a girl's first time putting a tampon in.Natalie is a 20-year-old girl who has never used a tampon. When she gets her period before a family trip to the beach, she decides it’s time to finally make it happen. She enlists help from her mom and younger sister, but to her dismay has no luck. Determined, Natalie attempts to tackle the task on her own, resorting to YouTube videos and indecipherable instructions… but she struggles with discomfort, fear, and a general lack of knowledge about her body, leaving her exasperated. Will Natalie be able to meet her goal? And why is she so set on doing it right now? Will her family be any help, or will she be forced to face herself all alone?Starring:Morgan Rountree as NatalieColleen Bowling as WendyAvery Davis as Georgeand Ross Turner as The Vagina ExpertDirected by: Rylee RosenquistScreenplay: Rylee RosenquistProduced by: AnaMichele Morejon and Rylee RosenquistAssistant Director: Maddie CindrichDirector of Photography: Milena MooradianCasting Director: Rachael FisherEdited by: Rylee Rosenquist"By telling this story, my goal is to help normalize the conversation around periods and women’s bodies. Many women and girls experience feelings of taboo or shame surrounding their period. Until we can talk openly about menstruation and women’s bodies, this stigma and discomfort will continue."- Rylee Rosenquist, DirectorThe making of this film would not have been possible without the incredible support from family, friends, and sponsors who generously helped us raise our production budget. We cannot thank you enough for being such a huge part of allowing us to tell this story.Please enjoy, and don't forget to go out there and rock it, girl!Check out the film's IMDb page for more info and exclusive BTS content: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt21994166/.