Curse of the Sunset Starlet is a short film directed and co-written (with Steve Erickso, novelist and Los Angeles Magazine film critic) by Lori Precious. Ms. Precious is an up and coming female filmmaker a rarity in the industry. The film is generating lots of buzz after multiple nominations – Best Short, Best Short Screenplay and Best Producer – at the Madrid International Film Festival July 1-7, 2013. It has been accepted into the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival April 25 – May 2, 2013, and The Tupelo Film Festival May 15-19, 2013.