Desiree’s aesthetic as a filmmaker can best be described as “female driven and imaginative: magical events set in every day scenarios”. Her original stories tend to deep dive into the harsh realities of life, while still managing to leave you with a nugget of hope. She also has a deep seated love of fantastical premises that spawn out of the mundane.
Under the banner of her production company: Triple Click Productions, Desiree is developing several narrative projects with the goal of exploring the human condition through the female lens, while simultaneously stretching the imagination through a sense of heightened reality.
AN INVITATION TO TEA
Desiree’s directorial debut comes in the form of a magical realist short film about a disheartened millennial who is encouraged to reconnect to the stories of her youth when she returns to her childhood home after the death of her grandfather. The script (which Desiree also wrote) was selected as one of 5 recipients of the inaugural Inwood Art Works Filmmakers Grant in 2019. An Invitation to Tea is currently in post production and set to make the festival rounds later in 2020.
Short Concept Teaser for “Asphodel Drive”: A psychological fantasy thriller about the fears of pending motherhood when you are someone who deals often with depression – if depression was literally a monster of Horror/Fantasy lore.
Asphodel Teaser from Triple Click Productions on Vimeo.
Directed & Edited by: Desiree Abeyta
Cinematography: Austin Lee Smoak
“Laverne & Shirley meets the Sopranos”: this award winning series created by Desiree Abeyta & Angelique Gray follow the high jinx of two sisters who unintentionally get employed by the Mob.
Created by: Angelique Gray & Desiree Abeyta.
Written by: Angelique Gray.
Directed by: Chris Crutchfield.
Edited by: Desiree Abeyta