The Mischievous Case of Cordelia Botkin

Short Film

A tragic tale of love, chocolate, and murder most foul.

In the midst of a harshly disapproving Victorian San Francisco, Cordelia Botkin, a charmingly passionate woman, finds the love of her life outside of her marriage in a Mr. John C. Dunning. However, after being given an ultimatum by his wife, John breaks it off with an unsuspecting Cordelia, plunging them both into lonely and agonizing depression. Cordelia, cornered and desperate, sees only one way to win John back: by eliminating his controlling wife with a box of arsenic laced chocolates.

2011 / 18 mins / 35mm

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  • "Best Short Film" - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
  • "Gold Medal" - Park City Film Music Festival
  • "Best Production Design" - Women in Cinematic Arts Film Festival
  •   Fuji Film Grant
  •   La Verne Noyes Foundation Scholarship
  •   UFVA's Carole Fielding Award
  •   Phi Delta Theta's Francis D. Lyon Award
  •   Irving Lerner Foundation Student Grant


  • LA Shorts Fest
  • Temecula Valley International Film Festival
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Young Directors Night
  • Washington DC's Independent Film Festival
  • Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival
  • Park City Film Music Festival
  • Okanagan International Film Festival
  • Sacramento Film and Music Festival
  • Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
  • Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
  • Big Bear International Film Festival
  • Karlsruhe International Film Festival
  • Women of Cinematic Arts Film Festival
  • First Look Film Festival


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