Film and Fishnets is the brainchild of writer-filmmaker-performance artist Danica Uskert. Originally a site meant to host over a decade's worth of Danica’s post-feminist, post-colonial, pop-cultural theory and showcase the work of other female filmmakers, writers, theorists, performers, and artists, F&F is now a production company and webzine seeking to collaborate with all artists, especially those interested in creating and writing about a sensual, seductive sinema. F&F seeks to explore themes and characters not typically depicted on screen, portraying "deviant" sexuality and lifestyles with love, honesty, and humor.
The company, which consists of Danica Uskert, her husband Caleb Quinn, and their crew of filmmaking friends, is currently in post-production on a feature length film.
F&F releases music video collaborations and tributes to favorite artists/films/etc. on a regular basis, and is slowly rolling out episodes of an interview series in which we get up close and personal with our favorite indie actors & filmmakers. We've screened work at VAULT Film Festival (London), Porn Film Festival Berlin, PFF Vienna, Festival of the Moving Image (SF), ATA (SF), the Center for Sex & Culture (SF), Ludwig (Berlin), innumerable times at SFSU and CCSF, and other local venues & outlets such as "Frank Moore's Unlimited Possibilities on BTV" (Berkeley).
Our most recent public screening was at the group video art show "JUST EXPERIMENTING" #2 at the Center for Sex & Culture, San Francisco on June 8, 2018.
Ms. Uskert also writes for other production companies & websites, and collaborates with many Bay Area & LA-based artists.
Most recently, Danica served as a co-executive producer on queer Filipino-American filmmaker HP Mendoza's feature-length film "Bitter Melon," which was the centerpiece film of this year's CAAMFest, and also screened at OutfestLA & the Asian American Int'l Film Festival in New York. BITTER MELON had a limited theatrical run in LA/NY/SF from December 7, 2018-December 13, 2018 and is now available on DVD, Blu-ray, and on various streaming services. For more information, visit: www.bittermelonmovie.com.
Danica is also an associate producer on queer Asian-American filmmaker/critic Kyle Turner's short "Some Body" and an associate producer on the upcoming Catherine Coulson documentary. She is always interested in helping other women and LGBTQIA POC produce their work, so if you have an idea that needs funding, don't be afraid to pitch her on twitter.
In addition to her writing and filmmaking talents, Danica is a costume designer, a puppet-maker and puppeteer, an animator, and has training in special effects and effects makeup for film/video, basic soldering and robotics, film theory, photography, and videography. She is a multidisciplinary performance artist, a total sweetheart, a former sex worker, an NYU Tisch School of the Arts cinema studies drop out, and a graduate of the cinema program at San Francisco State University.
Lastly... Danica's aware of that reddit thread & knows people have referred to her as "Asian Winehouse" and have been talking shit about her features and body type. To be clear, she's mixed-race Eurasian (Filipina-Indian-Chinese-Spanish-Slovak) and most often identifies as a disabled, pansexual, polyamorous Asian American hapa. Most of all though, she's a video artist.