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Los Angeles Times 
Screening Room
by Kevin Thomas

As actress and as a writer-director-editor Katherine Griffin displays much promise on either side of the camera in The Innocents, a small-town period piece that deals with the past’s grip on the present. Set in a Midwestern town in the summer of 1961, it focuses on a friendship that unexpectedly blossoms with the advent of high school graduation between the class valedictorian, the lovely and self possessed Jane (Kama Lee), eager to enter Radcliff in the fall and resented for her natural superiority, and Maggie (Griffin), a kindly farm girl with a brutal father.

In the course of the summer Jane, with Maggie’s support, investigates a secret chapter in her late mother’s life while Maggie’s impact upon Jane opens up to her an entire world of possibilities she had always believed to be beyond her. The Innocents is a captivating film in which two young women expand their horizons in ways they had never imagined.

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• • • ROSE COLORED WORLD, a 4 minute short film written & directed by Katherine Griffin and produced by Jon Bachmann and Emilia Arau is screening in NewFilmmakers Los Angeles 2015.

• • • BUTTERFLIES & LIGHTNING is a Semi-Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Competition 2015.

• • • For the third year in a row, our screenplays have placed in UCLA's Professional Program in Screenwriting competition.

• • • Our screenplay for THE REVENGE is a Semi-Finalist in the NICHOLL SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP.

• • Our screenplay for ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE has advanced to the semi-finals of the Final Draft screenwriting competition, and has been listed among the TOP 25 thriller screenplays in the Tracking Board screenplay competition 2014.

• • We are happy to announce that we have sold our latest award winning short film USE AS DIRECTED to SHORTS INTERNATIONAL.

• • We are developing several exciting projects and will keep you informed as they come to fruition.