Oscar® Nominee Marianne Farley’s short film FRIMAS highlighting abortion rights is shortlisted for an Academy Award

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Uzo Aduba and Meynon Media’s Dan DeNicola are set to executive produce Oscar Nominee® Marianne Farley’s latest film FRIMAS. This timely tale follows a woman who is forced to take unthinkable risks to end her pregnancy in a country where abortion is banned.

When getting an abortion has once again become a criminal offense, Kara is confronted by a grim and brutal reality. Even though obvious dangers are at play, she seeks out the services of an illegal mobile abortion clinic. Once inside the meanders of this morbid clinic, she is faced with devastating repercussions.

Uzo Aduba is an award-winning actress with film credits including MISS VIRGINIA, BEATS, CANDY JAR, MY LITTLE PONY, AMERICAN PASTORAL, and TALLULAH. She won two consecutive Emmy® Awards and SAG Awards for her celebrated role on ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, before earning a third Emmy® win and second Critics Choice® award for MRS. AMERICA. Other television credits include THE WIZ LIVE! and Amazon Studios’ SOLOS. Currently, she can be seen in the Emmy®-winning series, IN TREATMENT. On stage, Uzo has given acclaimed performances in productions such as THE MAIDS, TRANSLATIONS OF XHOSA, and DESSA ROSE, and will soon return to Broadway in the new play CLYDE’S. Other upcoming projects include STX film, NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, Netflix limited series, PAINKILLER, and LOW COUNTRY, which she is set to star in and executive produce through her production company, Meynon Media.

Marianne Farley is a director/screenwriter, producer, and actress from Montreal, Canada. Her second critically acclaimed short film MARGUERITE won over forty awards around the globe and earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Live Action Short Film in 2019. Marianne is in the post production phase of her first feature film NORTH OF ALBANY (co-written with Claude Brie). Her experience as an actress drives every decision she makes as a director. Marianne also produced LES NÔTRES by Jeanne Leblanc in which she plays one of the lead roles. Through her production company SLYKID & SKYKID she is also developing the feature films LA FAUCHE (written by Camille Trudel) and À DEMI- SOUPIR (cowritten with Claude Brie).

FRIMAS premiered at the Oscar qualifying festival Regard, then it went on to screen at Off-Courts Trouville, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and can soon be seen at Mill Valley Film Festival, Cinéfest Sudbury in Ontario, Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Miami Short Film Festival, Show Me Shorts and Asiana International Short Film Festival.

Ô Films is a Montreal-based production company founded by Sophie Ricard-Harvey and Charlotte Beaudoin-Poisson, which specializes in developing and producing projects by filmmakers whose vision stands out locally and internationally. The strikingly beautiful cinematography of FRIMAS was crafted by Benoit Beaulieu.