A boutique production company based in Los Angeles, California,
Our latest film, Treacle, world premiered at BAFTA-Qualifying BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival - BFI Southbank
on Sunday March 24, 2019.
Treacle also had it’s US premiere on this summer at Frameline43: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the longest-running, largest, and most widely recognized lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, and queer film exhibition event in the world.
Treacle is in collaboration with the Bisexual Resource Center and follows friends Belle and Jessie as they go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up; what seems like an awkward slip up to firmly heterosexual Jessie, is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.
Produced by Katie Rotolo and Paper Ball Pictures — Mini Productions presents in association with AZ Film Studios, Paper Ball Pictures and Cat Dragged In Films with Executive Producers Amy Gardner, James Dean and Zeus Zamani and Producers April Kelley, Sara Huxley and Henry Kittredge.
Directed by Rosie Westhoff, Treacle is the writing debut for Mini Productions’ award-winning actor and producer April Kelley and explores her own experiences as a bisexual woman. The film aims to shine a light on the lack of visibility for bisexuals who only receive 1% of LGBTQIA funding worldwide each year, and supports the notion that bisexuality isn’t just a phase or an experiment nor is the ‘B’ there to just help the acronym roll off the tongue. April also stars alongside the born and bred New Yorker, Ariana Anderson.
Katie Rotolo has 10+ years in the entertainment industry managing productions for films, tv, commercial and new media content, both in studio and in the field. While she's usually spotted on set running a tight ship, she still makes time to take theme parties by storm.
Alex Parker can be seen on set directing and producing content for Paper Ball Pictures. He is also on the board of directors with The Porters of Hellsgate Theatre Company, specializing in the works of Shakespeare and other classical authors.