Even though Sweet Tooth is a short film, it deliberately references the kind of widely appealing, mainstream cinema that has historically been made by men. It’s a short film that hopefully feels like it could be a feature.
Ava DuVernay, Patty Jenkins and Cate Shortland are all trailblazing in the blockbuster space. These women are visionary creatives who refuse to be relegated to lower budget filmmaking. They are actively pushing to bring female voices to movies that have global reach, especially with young audiences.
By embracing sweeping imagery, heavy production design, visual effects and orchestral film scoring, Sweet Tooth is trialing workflows on a tiny scale and perhaps even laying some early tracks for future career paths into the world of tentpole pictures.