Shiri Appleby was among the female Hollywood directors who took to social media on Friday for #FemaleFilmmakerFriday. Started by ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna, the hashtag was launched to highlight women and their work behind the camera and to inspire.
Shiri who recently directed the finale of UnREAL’s season four, joined the social movement by sharing three photos from her first directing gig. She wrote:
Everyone has a way into the directing chair and Dating Rules From My Future Self was mine. During the shows first season I worked as a producer, and actress. Experiencing the process as it unfolded led me to asking if I could come onboard as a director during the shows second season. I’m grateful to Les Morgenstein for saying yes and giving me my start.
You can read more about The Story Behind #FemaleFilmmakerFriday on IndieWire.com.
UnREAL is back on TV later this month. Season three premieres February 26th, 2018 on Lifetime.
It’s a wrap for Shiri Appleby on season three of UnREAL.
Yesterday, the cast and crew of UnREAL finished filming the season three finale in Vancouver. Lifetime has yet to announce the official premiere date of the new season, but the series is expected to return to the network this summer.
In the meantime, check out some photos from the cast and crew that have been shared on Twitter and Instagram over the last few days.
On December 1st, 2016 Shiri posted a photo along with her co-star Brett Gelman on Instagram and announced: “I made a lovely film with this handsome fella @brettgelman this summer and it will now have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!! So happy for everyone involved in LEMON 🍋”
Comedian Brett Gelman and director Janicza Bravo co-wrote “Lemon”. The movie first aired at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 22nd at 9 PM. A schedule with more screenings is available here.
Shiri plays Ruthie, the sister of the protagonist in the dark comedy.
Her former Roswell guest-star and Dating Rules actor is part of this movie as well. We now know, that the paths of Martin Starr and Shiri Appleby crossed once again when they both were on set of this movie. Judy Greer, Michael Cera, Nia Long, Fred Melamed, Megan Mullally, Gillian Jacobs and Jeff Garlin are also starring.
Isaac Lachmann has seen better days. His acting career is tanking, while his colleagues succeed; his blind girlfriend of 10 years plans to leave him; and his own family singles him out as a constant disappointment at their latest reunion. Even as he takes a chance on new romance, Isaac struggles to define his place in a world that has seemingly turned against him.
Stay tuned for more information about the premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.