New York City, March 7th, 2017 - I march for ______ champions the growing sense of national female activism by giving an intimate look into both the unique and shared current sentiments of the country's majority-female voters.
On January 11th, one week before the Women’s March, director Sam Campodonico-Ludwig posted an open call for women planning to participate in the march in their respective cities. Receiving over 100 inbound messages from across the country, 15 women, from all walks of life, were nterviewed at a studio in New York City. The interviews captured were extremely candid with no leading from Sam. The one stipulation was that the women not use the “T word” (Tr*mp) to avoid sensationalizing one man when the problems and movement have a much deeper history (and deserve more respect).
A large part in crafting this piece is the inclusion of volunteer-generated-content. Each volunteer was asked to self-record their experience at the protest using their phone. Normally, UGC (user-generated-content), is frowned upon due to its inconsistencies and poor quality, however this is exactly what the director and production team hoped for, a genuine, imperfect film, perfectly fit for this grassroots movement and intentions.
This film will be released on International Women’s Day (#IWD), Wednesday March 8th, 2017.
Thank you - Evelyn Alvarez, Justine La Violette, Hilary Tijan, Elle Nelson, Annie Wright, Dana Levinson, Katherine Grimes, VIrginia Logan, Lauren Zettler, Jane Meek and Erika Freund
Director: Sam Campodonico-Ludwig
Producer: Sam Campodonico-Ludwig, Brandon Lavoie, Marina Cukeric
DP: John McCabe
AC: Jack Stannard
Production Designer: Lauren Zettler
Sound: Bradley Schirmer
Project Manager: Justine LaViolette
Editor: Convicts / Bennett Johnson
Special Thanks: Convicts, Charles Nordeen, Oliphant Studios, Dakota Studios