Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Now available for purchase by organizations, institutions, libraries, schools, and groups via TuggEdu.
A series of interviews with female directors reveals how visionary women leaders navigate their way through a male dominated industry. Available in three lengths (28 minutes, 57 minutes, and 84 minutes) each film aims to give concrete “how to” information as well as inspire a new generation of filmmakers to keep taking risks toward their dreams.
The nearly 50 interviewees include Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Brick Lane), John Wells (ER, West Wing), Meera Menon (Nora Ephron Prize, Equity), Lesli Linka Glatter (EP/Director, Homeland), Betty Thomas (the highest grossing female director, The Brady Bunch Movie, John Tucker Must Die), Marianna Palka (Edinburgh Winner, Sundance: Good Dick), Bethany Rooney (200+ episodes of primetime TV, head of DGA Women’s Steering Committee, and co-author of Directors Tell the Story), Deborah Del Prete (Producer, Ender’s Game, The Wedding Planner), and trailblazers like Lizzie Borden (Born In Flames, Working Girls), two time Oscar-winner Sarah Kernochan (Marjoe), Emmy-winner Anne Makepeace (I. M. Pei: Building China Modern, Robert Capa in Love and War), Carla Garapedian (BBC documentary filmmaker, Screamers), blacklisted Oscar-winning actress turned Oscar-winning director Lee Grant, and many more.
The film was fiscally sponsored by The Film Collaborative (“Cameraperson,” “Armor of Light,” “Tab Hunter Confidential”) so any donation was fully tax deductible through their not-for-profit status. Durning crowdfunding, the project exceeded it’s mark of 50K to raise just under 60K. Check out our In Demand campaign at Indiegogo here: www.bitly.com/GoCady
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Won the Jury Prize at La Femme Underground Film Festival. Directed by Araeia Robinson. Starring Jon Lindstrom and Marisol Sacramento. Produced in collaboration with Baby Green Byrd Productions.
“Val-en-tina tackles a more concentrated politically charged issue and also manages to bring up even more unsettling charges: racism, classism, miscegenation and fetishization.” Graveyard Shift Sisters.
One Night Only
An invite-only one night festival of films, held at the Electric Lodge in Venice, CA. .
An evening of short films with a theme of diversity and a focus on gender parity, curated to evoke a reminder both of the wide range of the human experience, and the common themes experienced by all. The event brought talented artists together in a supportive environment from which further art would be made. No filmmaker was charged to participate in the festival, no audience member was required to purchase a ticket.
Films included those by Darius Clarke Monroe, Naima Ramos-Chapman and Terrance Nance, Araeia Robinson, Robert Munic and Ingrid Rogers, Nzinga Kadalie Kemp, Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Laurie Arakaki, and Mtume Gant.
Ghost Light: The Haunting
Directed by Penny Bergman
“With minimal scenery and costumes, the play is still a visceral experience, enhanced by the Kabuki music and the physical movement of all the actors. It is this harmony of sound and sight that is truly haunting…” ~ centerontheaisle.com
An experimental Asian-American hybrid piece of theatre exploring a woman’s revenge against a “Macbeth-ian” husband. Directed by Penny Bergman.