what is salty bitch productions??
an all female film collective dedicated to telling stories by and about women, particularly women of color.
founded by Sonia Mena, Sarah Maloney, and Tori Himes fueled by a need to tell stories that represented our realties on screen, and to create environments on set that featured, celebrated, and lifted up our fellow women. Our scripts are written by women and are about women, and our film crews are majority or all female. Our first project, Catharsis, was shot in New Orleans and will be visiting the festival circuit soon. Suffocate Me Dry, our webseries was shot in NYC, and our third project, currently in development, will be shot in California this coming year.
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Sarah Rattay-Maloney is a freelance filmmaker and video artist based in Los Angles CA. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College (2015). She is interested in the process of capturing and recapturing still and moving images, utilizing outdated technology and unorthodox modes of transferring analog images into digital formats. She has shot and directed music videos for the New York punk group Surfbort, the Austin based analog techo group Paint Shop Girls and most recently her video "Mermaid" for the Oakland based band Everyone Is Dirty won the "Best Music video" award at the KAPOW festival in LA.
Sonia Mena is a Mexican-American actor and comedian currently residing in Brooklyn. Currently, she stars in the off-broadway hit, Puffs: Or Seven Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic as Megan Jones at New World Stages. She has developed work with Primary Stages, The Lark, Pipeline Theater Co, La Mama ETC, The Dramatists Guild, and Fresh Ground Pepper. She is also a special correspondent on Max and Natalie Live! where she plays everyone but herself.
Tori Himes is a New Orleans based filmmaker. Her work attempts to capture the raw beauty of fem and queer culture by using techniques of both experimental and narrative video storytelling.
Tori Himes is a member of IATSE film union of New Orleans
SUFFOCATE ME DRY
BY SONIA MENA
DIRECTED BY JAKE BECKHARD AND SARAH MALONEY