Via Zoom: Director Michelle Bossy of ‘klutz.,’ Premiere at the 24th Dances With Films Festival

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionE-mail page to friendE-mail page to friendPDF versionPDF version
No votes yet

CHICAGO – Director Michelle Bossy has just put her first feature film into festivals – “Under the Lantern Lit Sky.” But she also submitted her latest short film – the aptly entitled ‘klutz.,” in this case at the recent 24th Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles. Michelle Bossy is a innovative and sensitive up-and-comer, and in “klutz.” she takes on the delicate subject of mourning.

The film’s character, Zowie (Malka Wallick), is struggling as a first time novelist when she falls into a depression spiral after the sudden death of her sister Lida (Mara Kassin). Zowie also seemingly loses her gravitational pull as a supernatural side effect of her grief, which allows for her to reconnect with Lida within another plane. When present, Lida acts as a force of nature and attempts – in her very “alive” way – to get Zowie back on her feet and to focus on her writing.  

Director Michelle Bossy (inset) of ‘klutz.’
Photo credit: Girl Gang Productions

Michelle Bossy is a Mexican-American theater, television, and film director. Michelle’s films have premiered at the Austin Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Dances with Films, LA Shorts International Film Festival, and the Female Eye Film Festival, among others. Her short films include “18,” “She Grinds Her Own Coffee,” “The New 35,” “Friendly Neighborhood Coven,” “Ladies Lounge,” “Miracle Baby,” “Incurable,” and “The Trespassed.” Her first feature film as mentioned, “Under the Lantern Lit Sky” is beginning its festival run.

In an interview Via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, Michelle Bossy talks about the particulars and themes of her short film “klutz.” …

The trailer for “klutz.” …

Girl Gang Productions presents “klutz.” featuring Malka Wallick and Mara Kassin. Written by Elizabeth Narcisco. Directed by Michelle Bossy. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor, Film Writer

© 2021 Patrick McDonald,

User Login

Free Giveaway Mailing


  • Chicago Party Aunt

    CHICAGO – The funny meter of Netflix went off the scale last week, as the animated series “Chicago Party Aunt” made its debut on September 17th. What began as a Twitter account by comic actor Chris Witaske (who also provides his voice talent) has morphed into the cartoon adventures of Aunt Diane Dumbowski, her nephew Daniel, and an array of familiar Chicago-isms and characters.

  • Factory Theater, The

    CHICAGO – It’s time again for live theater in Chicago, and The Factory Theater – in anticipation of their 2021-22 Season – is launching “Quiet Please! It’s A Silent Auction,” an online silent auction through the month of August (the 1st-31st). An amazing array of goods and services are available for bidding, and can be accessed by clicking here.

Advertisement on Twitter

archive Top Ten Discussions