SNL’s Aidy Bryant recently directed and starred in a short film, Darby Forever, that’s set to premiere next month as the first entry on Vimeo’s new Share the Screen initiative. The series seeks to create more opportunities for female filmmakers to get their movies made, and will fund five female-driven films in 2016. As New York Mag pointed out, this is the same format that helped High Maintenance land an HBO deal.
Which is cool. But not the reason we took notice.
According to Priests’ Katie Alice-Greer, the band was approached through Don Giovanni for the song to be used both in the film and the trailer. “We were told this was a small-budget project, that the film was directed by a young woman and that Natasha Lyonne was involved,” Greer told us via e-mail. “From what I heard the song is used in a dream sequence where the main character is fantasizing about being in a band.”
Darby Forever will be released via Vimeo on February 18. You can watch the trailer below.