DBW: Kate, I’m so excited that Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy has jumped in to plan a #DirectedbyWomen Film Viewing Party for the greater Indianapolis area this year. We want to hear all about it, but first can you share about Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy? Great name, BTW!
KC: We’re super excited to spread the amazing movement of #DirectedbyWomen. Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy (G3) is a new non-for-profit organization whose mission is to help women and girls navigate our galaxy for the betterment of all. We have a variety of programs; monthly discussion groups, craft nights, and a book club. Coming in the year is a podcast and workshops. We really wanted to do an event to introduce ourselves to the larger community. We love our name too. We’re super geeky so it is a take on Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Continue reading “Kate Chaplin: Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy dives into the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party”
Filmmaker Sara Logan Hofstein is currently crowdfunding for Refuge, a “short film about a Jewish American woman and an Ethiopian refugee reconciling Austria’s past with its present.” #DirectedbyWomen spoke with her recently about the powerful themes in her film, how it feels to co-create with family (her parents are on her creative team!), and a few of the women film – and TV – directors she finds inspiring. Continue reading “Sara Logan Hofstein: Cultural memory, tolerance, family filmmaking, and feeling inspired by women directors”
Recently I had a chance to converse with Jennifer Corcoran, writer/director of She Sings to the Stars, which is currently crowdfunding on Seed&Spark to secure the film’s distribution.
I’ve had the opportunity to see the film and am excited by the prospect of it reaching a wider audience following its engaging, award-winning film festival run. Our conversation covered a range of topics. I’d like to share this one portion of our dialogue at this time, because I think it gives a glimpse into why backing this woman-led project matters at this time. Continue reading “Jennifer Corcoran: You know, anything is possible!”
“My Dear Arthur” is heading to Cannes this spring. Filmmakers Eli Bevins and Lu Bevins shared some thoughts with #DirectedbyWomen this week about the importance of having their filmmaking team represented at Cannes, how they engage with each other and their creative teams in their filmmaking process, and what’s next on the horizon. These two talented, generous young filmmakers have been active in the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party and ongoing celebration from the beginning! Check out what they have to say, enjoy the film, and help out if you can. Their crowdfunding campaign is active now!
Continue reading “Eli & Lu Bevins: Life’s a movie”
Filmmaker Marie Ullrich talked with #DirectedbyWomen recently about her film The Alley Cat. The conversation explored the world of bike messengers, liminality, loneliness, the rigors of night shooting, the joys of collaboration and more.
Continue reading “Marie Ullrich: Bike Messengers, Liminality, Loneliness, and The Rigors of Night Shooting”