Claire Chubbuck and Sofia D’Marco hosted a Cathartic Realism Launch Party. The event was held on Thursday, September 29 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT at Mezcalero DTLA, 510 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013. The evening featured a stunning red carpet session followed by delicious food and drink. Guests danced, mingled, and indulged in tasty desserts as they celebrated the launch of this unique genre.
Celebrities who were in attendance include: Calico Cooper, David Lipper, Gian Franco Rodriguez, Isabelle Blake Thomas, Henning Morales, Ivana Chubbuck, Athena Vas, Mika Boorem, Bayan Joonam, Sofia D’Marco, and more.
Claire Chubbuck is an emerging female director and daughter of Ivana Chubbuck the late Lyndon Chubbuck who creates mission-driven content that helps people deal with their traumas. Her genre, called “Cathartic Realism,” is when artists tell their own stories to help themselves heal through catharsis.
Currently, Claire’s “Cathartic Realism” genre is being studied by medical professionals. Previous research from notable studies, including those by Dr. Brene Brown and Dr. James Pennybaker, among others, has provided evidence that Cathartic Realism is efficacious. Now, they are evaluating the therapeutic efficacy of Claire’s work with a rating scale that was created specifically for Cathartic Realism and the way Claire takes her artists through their work.
Claire has won over 30 awards for her films at high-profile film festivals such as Beverly Hills Film Festival, Chain Film Festival, Santa Monica International Film Festival, SF Indie Fest, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, Marina del Rey Film Festival, Silicon Beach Film Festival, and Atlanta Film Festival, among others.
Claire personally won “Best Direction” at the Best Shorts Competition , in addition to “Best First-Time Director” at Canadian Cinematography Awards, New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA), and Top Shorts Awards. She also won “Best Artistic Film” at the Atlanta Film Festival 2022, “Best Narrative” at the Washington Film Festival, and was a semi-finalist for “Best Ensemble” and “Best Experimental Film” at the Los Angeles Film Awards. Claire also won Vegas Movie Award’s Prestige Award for “Best Female Filmmaker”.
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