Kate is a rural American teenager whose angst about sexual inexperience drives a comic quest for love and understanding on a birthday to end all birthdays. Kate’s irreverent fantasies of sexual awakening and guilt, fueled by obsessive reading of books on bizarre subjects (currently the Chinese Cultural Revolution) drive this explosive day. Kate is turning 16 and has never been kissed! Before the clock strikes midnight, Kate will learn more about love than most 16-year-olds could imagine. And Kate will learn what a 16-year-old American girl has in common with a 16-year-old Chinese girl half a world, and a cultural revolution, away.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Becky Smith is a film and television director based in Los Angeles. Smith is in postproduction on the feature film 16 To Life. 16 To Life is a romantic comedy shot on location on the Mississippi river and features veteran screen actor Theresa Russell as well as talented newcomers Hallee Hirsh and Mandy Musgrave. Smith recently completed the feature documentary The Daring Project, which chronicles a world premiere with five principal dancers from the Bolshoi, Kirov, NYC Ballet and ABT. Smith was nominated in 2004 for an Emmy in directing (Queer Eye for the Straight Guy), the same year the show won an Emmy.