Janella Lacson

| August 22, 2016

California State University, Northridge

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Janella Honorio Lacson always had a growing passion for cinema and the art of filmmaking, leading her to participate in art and theater-related classes. Having several self-published novels, screenplays, and short-films under her belt well before her 19th birthday, Janella’s strongest desire was to be a screenwriter and director. Her first short film The First Date, was produced in March 2012 with the help of LifeWorks and Outfest Film Festival while Janella was a student at California State University, Northridge. The First Date first screened at Fusion Film Festival (Los Angeles), OutFest Film Festival (Los Angeles), and NewFest Film Fesival (New York).

Janella recently completed her BFA at Tisch School of Arts at New York University.

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The First Date

The First Date

Two women retreat to their office restroom to recap a disastrous date, unaware that someone else is listening in. A film by Janella Lacson.

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