A Zoe Films Production
Hi, I’m Victoria lynn Weston. I produced the first and only documentary on Victoria Woodhull that was featured on PBS, and distributed nationally to universities and public libraries; “America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull” which features actress Kate Capshaw who performs the voice-over of Woodhull’s own words.
Oscar award-winning filmmaker, Oliver Stone met with me to discuss my feature screenplay on Victoria Woodhull. Hey, I was thrilled to get a pitch meeting with him and his production company – twice!
When Hillary Clinton ran for President, I repackaged “America’s Victoria” into a 90-minute Director’s Cut and included the full interviews with Gloria Steinem, and esteemed professors. The DVDs are available on Amazon.
In 2019, I produced and developed “America’s Victoria ” which is featured on Amazon Echo Devices.
Victoria Woodhull is a story of inspiration. How anyone can become a success at anything they desire regardless of education, or background.
I’m in development to produce and write a film short on Victoria Woodhull, titled “Free Lover” and I’m asking for your support in raising the funds to do this worthwhile project.
Format: Short film 15-20 minutes
THEME: FREE LOVER is a story about the consequences of truth telling, in which ambition, love, and the exposure of hypocrisy drive the story–to triumph.
TAGLINE: “the power of ambition.”
Release: Spring/Summer, 2023 for festivals and local theatres. Public release after festival runs.
Produced by my production company, ZOE FILMS, Inc.
Director of Photography: Mitchell Lipsiner, comes with over 35 years lighting and shooting feature films, commercials, music videos, industrials and just about anything that moves.
IMDB PAGE: Victoria Woodhull – Free Lover
AMERICA’S VICTORIA is a wonderful chronicle of the life of one of the most important and unrecognized women in US history. Although she was a radical suffragist, she refused to restrict her Presidential campaign to the issue of women’s suffrage.
Instead, she advocated a single sexual standard for men and women, legalization of prostitution and the reform of marriage. AMERICA’S VICTORIA combines rare archival images, Woodhull’s own words (ready by KATE CAPSHAW), and illuminating interviews with contemporary feminist, GLORIA STEINEM to present a fascinating portrait of this remarkably brave woman.
QUOTES & REVIEWS from “America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull” documentary.
“Knowing about Victoria Woodhull inspires women to be daring, creative and outrageous.” Gloria Steinem
“If you spliced the genes of Hillary Clinton, Madonna and Margaret Thatcher, you might have someone like Victoria Woodhull.” Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal & Constitution
Victoria Woodhull burst onto the stage with America s most radical reformers, reoriented their movements, and was gone. America’s Victoria is a biography of this enigmatic figure in American history, the daughter of a swindling father and a spiritualist mother, who remade herself several times to become a Wall Street broker, a radical reformer, and, with her third husband, a British lady of the manor. The story is told by a narrator, several commentators, and readings from Woodhull s speeches and contemporary documents. –The American Journal of History
Victoria Woodhull was a fascinating woman, way ahead of her time, an advocate not only of women’s suffrage but of legalized prostitution, equality in marriage, and free love, by which she meant a commitment untrammeled by governmental regulations. She ran for president four times and generally lived a life imagined by most women (and men) of her day. She is described as electrifying, larger than life, and flamboyant. Interviews with Gloria Steinem, Ellen Dubois (a UCLA historian), and others are filled with enthusiasm and admiration. Recommended for Women’s Studies collections. –Library Journal
Production | 2-3 Shooting Days | April/May 2023
Post Production | June 2023
Public Screenings & Distribution | Festival Submissions | Summer – Fall of 2023
Victoria Woodhull: Christina Leidel
Christina Leidel is an award-winning stage and screen actress based in Atlanta. She has starred in a number of films which have enjoyed successful festival runs, including Inhaling Red (Best Drama – Freedom Festival International; San Francisco Frozen Film Festival; Louisville International Film Festival), Molly (Audience Choice Award – Rome International Film Festival; Best Comedy Short finalist – Canton Film Festival; Best Comedy nominee – Beaufort International Film Festival), and The Last Filmmaker (Best SC Film – South Carolina Underground Film Festival). Right now you can watch her star in the harrowing Olivia on Amazon Prime, a film centering on depression awareness.
Favorite theatre roles include Annie Sullivan (The Miracle Worker :: Suzi Bass Award winner – Outstanding Lead Actress), Eva Peron (Evita), Guenevere (Camelot), Christina (Red Light Winter), Fastrada (Pippin), Agnes (BUG), Renfield (The Anointing of Dracula), and Tzeitel/Fruma Sarah (Fiddler on the Roof), Desdemona and Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare’s classics, and Monica in Menotti’s The Medium. Other nominations: Theatre Charleston Awards (Camelot, Pippin, Red Light Winter), Austin Theatre Examiner Award (Sarah Silver Hands).
** Colonel James Blood: Austin Freeman
Austin Freeman is an American actor, born in Anderson, SC to Deana and Roger Freeman and his step-father, Robert Roach. He began acting in theatrical productions at the age of 16 where he discovered a love for storytelling. He received his Bachelor’s in Theatre Performance from Young Harris College in 2012. He is known for his work in The Mule, The Walking Dead, Watchmen and Paradise Lost.
Travis West is an award winning actor playing lead and supporting roles on film and television. Checkout IMDb.
If you’d like to support this film short to cover marketing and film festival entries, we would appreciate!