“We are the stories we tell ourselves.”
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct is a documentary series about directors, leaders… who happen to be women.Audiences will hear directly from women who are on the front lines of the field: from major award winners to NYU students, festival darlings to frustrated auteurs. They will discover the pathways to successful creativity as well as how these filmmakers drive through obstacles creative, cultural, and professional. The film ultimately will act as a toolbox for any filmmaker as well as “peer to peer mentorship” for any person who is looking for creative or professional guidance as they move toward their own dreams of being a visual storyteller.
Websites: facebook.com/WomenDirectors and seeingisbelievingwomendirect.com
Directors interviewed so far include Sarah Gavron ("Suffragette," Brick Lane"), Meera Menon (Sundance 2016, “Equity”), Lesli Linka Glatter (Oscar and Emmy nom. Exec. Producer/director “Homeland), Joanna Kerns (over 80 episodes of television, short film), Deborah Kampmeier (Sundance Jury Prize Nominee, “Hounddog,"), Leah Meyerhoff (SXSW Grand Jury Prize nominee for "I Believe in Unicorns," founder of Film Fatales), Deborah del Prete (co-founder Odd Lot Entertainment), Sarah Kernochan (2x Oscar winner for docs "Marjoe," and "Thoth”), Lizzie Borden (Sundance Jury Prize, "Working Girls”), Shana Betz (“Free Ride,” Hampton’s International FF Tangerine Juice Award), Sydney Freeland (Sundance 2015 “Drunktown’s Finest”), Nikki Braendlin (Sonoma FF Winner “As High as the Sky,”), Nicole Gomez Fisher (IMAGEM award winner, “Sleeping with the Fishes”), Bethany Rooney ("NCIS: New Orleans," "Criminal Minds," Winner, OFTA Television Award), Betty Thomas ("Grace and Frankie,” “John Tucker Must Die.” Winner 2 Primetime Emmys), Jann Turner (“White Wedding,” “Chicago PD,” Chicago Fire.” nominated Golden Lotus Macau IFF), Anne Makepeace ("We Still Live Here, funded by Sundance, "I.M. Pei Building China Modern" American Masters, Emmy nominee, etc.) and Dorothy Canton (president “Mad Riot Entertainment”).