Sara Campos-Silvius Power Chord Sara CS
From left to right: Dianne Mahoney, Ainsley Hillyard, Heather Pattengale / Photo by Fontaine Lewis

POWER CHORD (2021) (10 min.) is the second short film from writer/director Sara Campos-Silvius.

Official Selection:
-Edmonton International Film Festival 2022
-Toronto International Women Film Festival 2022
-Image+Nation Festival Courts Queer / Image+Nation Queer Short Film Festival 2022 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

About: After 20 years apart, the former members of riot grrrl punk band Vagina Dentata gather to rehearse for a one-night-only charity reunion show. But with all the history between them, will they even survive sound check? POWER CHORD explores what it means to succeed, what it means to sell out, and the enduring power of friendship.

Note: contains coarse language.


Watch the Music Video from POWER CHORD



Writer, Director, Producer, Songwriter: Sara Campos-Silvius

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Ainsley Hillyard as Dove

Dianne Mahoney as Greta

Heather Pattengale as Tamara

Director of Photography: Tamarra Lessard

1st Assistant Camera: Johanna Irwin

2nd Assistant Camera: Anna Kuelken

Gaffer: Sacha Titmarsh

Key grip: Luke MacPhee

1st AD: Noori Gill

Script Supervisor: Elise Graham

Sound Recordist: Jesse Luce

Editor: Eric Hansen

Assistant Editor: Janelle Nicol

Hair and Makeup Artist: Emily Zhang

Portrait Photographer: Fontaine Lewis

Filmed at The Aviary in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in Treaty 6 Territory

Thank you: Dale Ladouceur and Terri and David Aihoshi


MPFO (“Misogynistic Pigs F*ck Off”) written by Sara Campos-Silvius

Performed by Heather Pattengale

Vocal recording/song mix by Wheelhouse Sound

Acid Bender – The Rock Agenda (Ultra Deviant Mix)

Written and performed by Jesse Luce

Sara CS – Chariot (End Credits Song)

Written and performed by Sara Campos-Silvius

POWER CHORD was created with the support of the Edmonton Arts Council 

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All photos by Sara Campos-Silvius