A cicatrice is a scar left after the healing of broken tissue. At Cicatrice, we believe the best stories are like scars, dramatizing the conflicts of the past and reminding us that we lived through them and grew stronger as a result.
Cicatrice creates visual stories that connect and sell. The work we've produced have won a Student Academy Award, a Student Emmy, grants from organizations like the San Francisco Film Society & Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and have screened at film festivals around the world, including SXSW.
We're currently seeking co-financing for COLLEGE GIRL, a feature film about a young woman with Down syndrome finding her place in the world after an unplanned pregnancy. CONTACT US for more information.
Photo: Cicatrice founders Joshua & Jennifer Tate, circa 1993.
OFFICIAL SELECTION, 2015 SXSW Film Festival || WINNER, Audience Award, Dances With Films || OFFICIAL SELECTION: Palm Springs Short Fest || BendFilm || New Orleans Film Festival || New Hampshire Film Festival || DC Shorts || HollyShorts || Cleveland Int'l Film Festival || Tallgrass Film Festival || Alamo City Film Festival || Chicago Critics Film Festival || ReelAbilities New York || Sprout Film Festival || San Francisco IndieFest
Written and directed by Joshua Tate (LOVE LAND) and starring Lauren Potter from Glee, Guest Room is a new Cicatrice short film that follows a young woman who struggles with her identity, her relationship, and her potential as a mother on the day of an unplanned pregnancy with her boyfriend.
Guest Room features an original score by Joel P West (SHORT TERM 12) and is executive produced by Lauren Potter and Emily Best of Seed&Spark.
For more information on a feature film adaptation of Guest Room, CLICK HERE.
WINNER, Audience Award, New Orleans Film Festival || WINNER, Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Cast, New Orleans Film Festival || WINNER, Golden Strands for Outstanding Ensemble Cast, Tallgrass Film Festival || NEW FILMMAKERS FORUM, St. Louis Int'l Film Festival || AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS COMPETITION, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival || WINNER, San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grant, 2013
LOVE LAND is a feature-length narrative dramatic film about Ivy, a young woman with an intellectual disability, who fights the world around her to escape an institution.
LOVE LAND features a fully-inclusive leading cast with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about the film, please visit www.lovelandfilm.com, and follow the film on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/lovelandfilm and @lovelandfilm.
LOVE LAND is produced in association with Community Now!, 4th Cinema, San Francisco Film Society / Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and Spacebaby Studios.
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Promotional Spot, 90 seconds
A 90-second teaser for LOVE LAND immediately follows the spot.
Cicatrice produced Let Me Tell My Story for the Disability Cinema Coalition, a nationwide alliance of over a dozen disability advocacy organizations.
Let Me Tell My Story is a call for inclusion in the entertainment industry, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.
The video features cameos from some of the most prominent artists with disabilities in the industry, including Jamie Brewer (American Horror Story), Lauren Potter (Glee), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), and Ben Lewin (Director, THE SESSIONS).
AT&T: Connection Is Universal
Promotional Spot, 2:43
A promotional spot featuring the assistive technologies used by AT&T to connect people across the globe.
Inclusive Cinema Empowerment Project
Promotional Spot, 6 minutes
In February 2014, Cicatrice produced and coordinated its second annual intensive workshop program for aspiring filmmakers with disabilities, called the Inclusive Cinema Empowerment Project Mentoring Workshop. The program was presented by Cicatrice, the Disability Cinema Coalition, and CommunityNow!, and was made possible by the generous support of AT&T and IDEAL, an AT&T employee resource group for people with disabilities.
The inaugural ICEP Mentoring Workshop was held in May 2013 in Corsicana, TX, on the set of LOVE LAND.
This promotional spot, produced by Cicatrice, highlights the experience of five participants in the 2014 ICEP Mentoring Workshop.