“A beguiling, perhaps radical, reinterpretation of femininity in American suburban life.” – MUBI
“What distinguishes Creature Companion even more decisively from Bass’s earlier films is its comparatively optimistic, liberatory tone…it explores a particular relationship with great sensitivity, but does so by charting an expressive path entirely its own.” – Cineaste Magazine
Winner, Special Mention of the International Jury, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany
US Premiere, BAMcinemaFest, New York
In the American suburbs, two women mysteriously and sensuously entwine in this slow-burning, saucy, abstracted fable on the longing and laboring female body.
Directed by Melika Bass. Featuring Selma Banich and Penelope Hearne. Co-produced by Dave Tolchinsky and Dan Silverstein.
30 mins., Super16mm film to 2K, 2018