OUR PROJECTS

Artemis works with artists at USC to bring feminist creative works to life.

All students at USC are welcome to pitch us their ideas.

AMERI-KINDA

Creators: Rafi Animashaun 

Head Producers: Wendy Hui & Katherine Montes

Ameri-Kinda is an original web-series that details the lives of a multicultural college friend group, following their personal challenges and often awkward experiences of what it means to be enough in their social circles. It is a coming-of-age story where culture and personality clash to create perfectly unique college experiences.

QUARAN'ZINE

Creators: Alexandra Miller

Head Producers: Eloise Rollins-Fife

A collection of Quarantine stories produced by USC students. Link for website can be found here.

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Femme

Creators: Elizabeth Schuetzel 

Head Producers: Wendy Hui, Abigail Swoap, & Selin Yalcinkaya 

Premiered February 2020 

Femme is a verbatim theatre piece that explores the complicated intersection of queer identity and femininity. The performance created a space for queer students at USC to explore these intersections of femininity and identity, and provided opportunities and community for a group of students at USC who often feel invisible.

The sophisticated woman

Creators: Mona Johnson & Ursula Bowling 

Head Producers: Wendy Hui 

Tune in for the Premiere Event Fall 2020

The process of getting dressed is an intimate ritual that women perform on a daily basis. This short film captured the change in style over generations by following a young woman and grown woman preparing for their day, reclaiming the elegance and sophistication of independent and powerful women in power-suits.

SINK FROG FRIEND

Creators: Vince Dixon &  Alyssa Callahan

Producers: Justine Chen, Sydney Coleman

Currently on a Festival Run

When a neat freak with a messy college roommate finds a singing frog living under his sink, he’s forced to endure what he fears most: confrontation. In this short movie musical, comedy is spun from the absurdity of toxic masculinity.

PROJECT IDENTITY

Creator: Huiyeon Eim

Producer: Val Tan

Premiered April 2019

This is a photography-based project to address the frustrating gender dynamics on campus at USC. It will represent diverse groups across race, gender, sexual identity, and social positioning within the USC ecosystem. Huiyeon Eim will explore the expectations of college culture and our efforts to fit in.

77 cents: a comedy  extravaganza

Creator: Wendy Hui

Producers: Ellen Murray, Abigail Swoap

Premiered September 2018

77 Cents: A Comedy Extravaganza is an all-womxn comedy show to highlight marginalized talent in USC's overwhelmingly male comedy scene.

MUSIC VIDEo for "i don't" BY MOTHER

Creator: Bella Shary, Kayla Cummings

Producers: Tiah Barnes, Sydney Coleman, Taylor Kass

MOTHER is an all-female band of USC students, many of them women of color and queer people, that’s releasing their first EP in October of 2018. First time directors Bella Shary and Kayla Cummings are working with Artemis to produce a music video for MOTHER’s song, “I Don’t,” which will be their first music video.

MIRROR, MIRROR

Creator: Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua

Producers: Sydney Coleman, Maya Tellez

Premiered March 29, 2018

Mirror, Mirror is a 5-episode digital web series about four girls of varying backgrounds, identities, and beliefs conflicting with each other and their identities over the course of election day in their high school girl's bathroom. The series is written and directed by Business of Cinematic Arts (2019) student Anngelica-Marie Eshesimua, an award-winning writer and producer.

LIVED AND LOVED

Creator: Shannon Delijani

Producer: Ellen Murray

Premiered March 29, 2018

Lived and Loved is a multimedia performance of a classical opera text, Fraunliebe und Leben. It follows a woman through her relationship with her husband, but reclaims the male-written text by an accompanying film element that further develops the woman at the center of it all. Finally giving this character the depth she deserves, Lived and Loved is an exercise in taking control of the narrative.

ALLWAYS

Creator: Tamzin Elliott

Producer: Maya Tellez, Ellen Murray

Ran February 2018​

Allways is a text-performance based on the letters of Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring, and her close friend Dorothy Freeman, who she came to know and love in the last ten years of her life. It examines the incredible line between friend and beloved that these two women walked, putting a magnifying glass to their special relationship as well as our own conceptions of love in female friendships. The project is called "Allways" after the special sign-off they used in the letters to each other, intentionally spelled incorrectly to imbue more meaning.

D&DIVERSITY

Creator: Ellie Soloman

Producer: Val Tan

Why can't elves be black? Who says all worlocks are cis and straight? D&Diversity explores the social norms of the fantasy genres through photography. The captivating images produced by artistic director Ellie Solomon, a USC costume designer, empower models to be whoever and whatever they want to be in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

GOVERNMENT OF CHILDREN

Creator: Iona Mischie

Producer: Justine Chen

Currently in Post-Production

In a playground where children have the power to reshape the social and political reality we will live in, what will they do? Iona Mischie empowers children to imagine a future in which they would feel comfortable to exist. Their visions are discussed and archived in a digital, playful documentary film.

HUMAN FREEDOMS

Creator: Deja McCauley

Producers: Jenn Cho, Kathy Stocker

Premiered May 6th at Artemis' Playhouse

Human Freedoms is a short film by Deja McCauley that explores the ways black and brown bodies create spaces for ourselves. It premiered at Artemis' Playhouse, a block party to create a celebratory safe space. Playhouse highlighted the Ujasiri zine, a live painting, video games, a dance party, short film screenings, an art gallery, and much more.

ThE TEMPEST

Producers: Maya Tellez, Kathy Stocker

Premiered December 2, 2016

Artemis' inaugural project was an all-female staged reading of Shakespeare's most male play, The Tempest. Featuring women of all identities, the show challenged preconceived notions of gender and performance.

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