Chelsea Peretti on Her Directorial Debut 'First Time Female Director,' Premiering at Tribeca
NEW YORK (AP) Chelsea Peretti plays a first-time director in her directorial debut: First Time Female Director.
The film premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival takes an acutely meta premise in lampooning the tumultuous experience of an inexperienced woman brought in to a direct a play at a small, local theater in Glendale, California, after its original male director is accused of misconduct.
In one scene, while Peretti's character bangs a trash can lid and shouts Learn your blocking, a cast member grumbles, We replaced a predator with a female disaster.
Things went far smoother for Peretti, the 45-year-old comedian and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star, during her first time behind the camera. First Time Female Director," which is up for sale at Tribeca, brings together a cast of funny people, including Megan Mullally, Kate Berlant, Andy Richter and Megan Stalter, along with cameos from Amy Poehler (a producer) and Peretti's husband, Jordan Peele.