SHORT FILM / Award Winning Directorial Debut
Charlie (Jessie Barr) and Val (Lena Hudson) are best friends and owners of a fledgling Princess Party business in Los Angeles. After a mishap at an important client's party the two find themselves in the hole and desperate for funds. They meet a charming divorcee (Chris Messina), and what begins as a provocative yet seemingly harmless adventure takes a downward turn that will alter their lives forever.
Short of the Week calls Too Long at the Fair, “Hilarious, heartbreaking and totally relatable. A real gem”. Too Long at the Fair had its world premiere at the 2018 L.A. Shorts International Film Festival and won Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival in Los, Angeles. Too Long at the Fair had it’s UK premiere at the Manchester Film Festival and screened at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival, the 2018 Boston Film Festival, the 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival and the 2018 St. Louis International Film Festival, among others. The film premiered online via Short of the Week, was featured on No Budge and is currently streaming on Vimeo.
Jessie and Lena are currently developing Too Long at the Fair into an original series.
AWARDS / SELECTIONS
World Premiere at the 2018 L.A. International Short film Festival
* Winner Best Comedy Short at the 2018 Salute Your Shorts Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 Boston Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 San Diego International Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival
Official Selection 2018 ST. Louis International Film Festival
UK Premiere at the 2018 Manchester Film Festival
Official Selection 2019 Lower East Side Film Festival
A Bold Take on Adulthood by Best Friends About Best Friends - Screen Queens
LA’s most inspiring stories: meet Jessie Barr - Voyage LA Magazine
Jessie Barr and Lena Hudson land this so perfectly. And Messina kills it! I have to see more from these ladies. - Peter Rinaldi (Filmmaker Magazine)
Too Long at the Fair’ packs a lot of punch - The Light Leaks
Top 5 Standout Short Films at SIFF 2018 - Film Snob Review
Written & Directed by Jessie Barr & Lena Hudson
Produced by Jessie Barr, Lena Hudson, Joe Dinnen & Tom O'Brien
Co-Produced by Libby Ewing
Director of Photography Jac Fitzgerald
Edited by Alec Styborski