The Femmebots @91 Broadway is a story about a gang of female robots living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the year 2019. The latest prototype of The Femmebots is in the works now that we’re officially funded, after raising $9,329 on Kickstarter.
The ultimate plan is to submit the final product to the Tribeca Film Institute in October 2017. Why Tribeca? We feel the founders of Tribeca will see the relevance and impact of this story since the inception of their mission. We also hope the Institute will be a place where we can polish up the stories, animations and concepts for submission to Amazon, Netflix and Hulu.
Mamita, played by Clara Ibarra
A traditional Puerto Rican mother of 10 children, “Mamita” works in a textile factory and attends La Luz del Mundo, a Pentecostal church, at least 5 days a week. She is strict with her daughters to keep them “pure” in a city of sin. They are required to iron their brothers’ clothes, cook, clean and look after the smaller children in the family.
Sofia, played by Sofia Herrero
Sofia is the fifth, rebellious daughter of Mamita. She ignores the rules of Mamita and the church in favor of the more modern values of the 1960s of free love and individual expression…but when she is 19, she falls in love with Ricky and subscribes to tradition when she marries and settles down into role of housewife and mother.
The Femmebots, played by themselves
Sofia’s daughter, who remains un-named, wants nothing to do with the traditions of women. She attends college and joins a group of Femmebots, who take the messages of the 1960s to the next level in the 21st century. They change jobs and boyfriends and cities as frequently as their fashion…until one day, they dream of finding true love and creating a more traditional lifestyle, just like mom. But is tradition possible in an age of endless choices and adversity to commitment?
Ricky, played by Russell Morse
Ricky is in love with Sofia but he has a secret. He hollers at Sofia’s window until she comes down.
Traditionally a haven for Hassidic Jews, Williamsburg becomes a new haven for the Puerto Rican diaspora in the 1940s and then a haven for hipsters in the 21st century. While there are many differences among the Jewish, Puerto Rican and Hipster cultures, the legalism of their respective religions is the glue of their communities.