Filmmakers to Watch: The Daphne Project

Mailuki Films
Are you seeking the perfect remedy for a sweltering summer day in New York City? Slip into the cool comfort of the Quad Cinema  to watch a cast of neurotic thespians tiptoeing around Daphne Wilco (Zora Iman Crews) after she finesses her way into a key role in an off-Broadway production of Euripides’ “The Bacchae.”

This farcical mocumentary, written and directed by Zora Iman Crews and Alec Tibaldi, is a comedic ode to New York strivers —delightfully poking fun at the drama, romantic entanglements, and backbiting often occurring behind the scenes of theatrical productions.

Throughout the film, a series of events unleashed by the manipulative Daphne will hold your attention and keep you wondering who she’ll target as her next victim. Daphne takes nothing for granted, knowing that her hustle must be as strong as her hunger for advancement in the theatre world.

The Daphne Project offers a heaping serving of biting wit and an eccentric New York City vibe. It is well worth leaving your safe space to get out and see this absurdly offbeat film.



Rachelle Nones

Lifestyle Writer

Rachelle Nones was born in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn. Rachelle studied fashion marketing and color and design at a private school in Manhattan, New York, before moving on to complete a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Rachelle is a storyteller who loves to research and explore diverse topic areas. She has written content and copy for magazines, newspapers, websites, newsletters, eCommerce shops, blogs, podcasts, ebooks, and videos. Her creative writing workbook and journal, entitled Rousing the Muse is available on Amazon.