If there’s anything that Pretty Little Liars, The Virgin Suicides or The Muppet Babies have taught me, it’s that growing up is rough.
No matter where you’re from or what you aspire to accomplish in this short speck of life set against the grand backdrop of eternity, maturity is a brutal, treacherous journey for us all, a seemingly endless sojourn across the wasteland of hormones and contradictory thoughts coupled with the sheer physical effort of breaking through the nearly impenetrable wall of selfishness within which every human being on this planet is walled.
Which is why, for any teenager, imagination is more important than ever—it ain’t just for babies who also happen to be muppets—and also why we’ll look into filmmaker Leah Meyerhoff’s striking coming-of-age tale, I Believe In Unicorns:
On top of that, we’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip to premiere, which offers a little bit of insight into the “imaginative and strong-willed” Davina.
Watch the clip above and catch I Believe In Unicorns On Demand and Vimeo On Demand… right now!
I Believe in Unicorns premiered in competition at SXSW, won the Grand Jury Prize in Atlanta, and won additional awards from Nashville, Woodstock, Anchorage, First Time Fest, and San Francisco Film Society. It is supported by Tribeca All Access, US in Progress, Film Society of Lincoln Center, IFP Emerging Narrative Labs and the IFP Finishing Labs. I Believe in Unicorns was recently nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award and received a Directing Award from the Adrienne Shelly Foundation.
Leah Meyerhoff is also the founder of Film Fatales, a female filmmaker collective based in New York with chapters around the world. She is a graduate of Brown University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Find out more here.