Director Biography – Caroline Iaffaldano (FLOUR BABY)

Caroline Iaffaldano is a Los Angeles based filmmaker with a passion for directing, writing and production design. She is currently studying Film & Television Production at the University of Southern California.

Caroline previously studied fashion, human rights, and environmental science at NYU, and her enthusiasm for style and pointed social commentary is highlighted in the short films she has directed.

Director Statement

As a woman, I am acutely conscious of the societal pressure on women to bear children and have a family despite their career goals. That is why I was immediately drawn to the script of Flour Baby and its depiction of two women grappling with the concept of motherhood and deciding whether or not it is for them.

I am always attracted to stories with strong elements of fantasy that are grounded in reality and wanted to use that dualistic genre to explore the double life women must live to be viewed as successful in society. Additionally, I wanted to tell a story that demonstrated how strong female friendships can help women accomplish whatever they desire, including one of the most monumental achievements in life: motherhood.

My goal is to make films that reflect a female point of view and to tell stories that shine a light on the impossible societal standards women are held to. The strong aesthetic behind Flour Baby is a visual representation of the extravagant nature of these gendered politics. I hope that the contrast of high style and pointed humor in Flour Baby makes for a unique, fun and poignant film that is driven by a strong female point of view.


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