A documentary about female directors

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct highlights how mentorship and leadership by female storytellers is essential to encourage and cultivate the next generation of female directors.

Featured in INDIEWIRE as PROJECT OF THE DAY and a winner of the AWESOME WITHOUT BORDERS GRANT, the 84 minute version of the film premiered at the ACADEMY AWARD QUALIFYING Heartland International Film Festival (2018) and won Best Documentary – Pro Action at the Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (2019)



“an intensively inspiring and informative documentary that should be on any aspiring filmmakers must watch list.”


“Cady McClain’s documentary soars.” “… it is a breath of fresh air.”  “…an inspiring watch.”


“If you want a beautiful primer on the subject of women and film this is it…. A brilliant film.”


“Immensely important for the next generation of film viewers and filmmakers.”


“…illuminating, absorbing, and intelligently crafted.. a revelatory documentary…”


“an informative, entertaining film that should be considered ‘must see’ viewing for any up-and-coming filmmakers.”



Seeing is Believing: Women Direct

My name is Cady McClain. I am the director of this filmed series about women who direct film TV, web series, commercials, music videos, video art and more! I share all kinds of articles and interesting interviews on this page. Thank you for joining the conversation!
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
The story continues! Indeed, there have always been more female documentary filmmakers, but this has nothing to do with "women's innate talent" for the medium. It has to do with the DIY aspect of the storytelling. Narrative films can be much more costly. I can personally say that after having made my documentary in three lengths, that making a narrative is relatively simple in comparison!
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Great that the conversation just keeps going! Love hearing about women helping each other, doing things differently, and really making the efforts to get more women HIRED.
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
We are screening for FREE on March 9th in Fairfield, CT at the Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT! A great way to join with friends for inspiration and encouragement! #WomenDirect
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Don't miss the film called “…illuminating, absorbing, and intelligently crafted.. a revelatory documentary…” by BROADWAY WORLD (review below)

Now available on VIMEO! and SEED&SPARK



Produced by:
Amanda Quinn Olivar Jon Lindstrom Eva Paris Li Lu Melba McCullough
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Get inspired! Directing takes tenacity, determination, and hard work... but if you don't give up, you CAN succeed! Read Jen McGowan's inspiring interview on how she got her first episode of TV!


I just queued up “SEEING IS BELIEVING: WOMEN DIRECT TRAILER 2020” by @CadyMcClain to watch later on #Vimeo: https://t.co/OsUVUjDoo7

Where’s Cady? Far left... being a super nerd, super proud of this win for “Burnt Feathers, Broken Wings,” with @KidsInSpotlight and with the amazing matthewmodine present to support and celebrate his years making… https://t.co/xdGl2lptpJ

My gorgeous husband with two fab creative women. So proud of his work in @adarkfoe . Huge ❤️ to producer Amy Williams for all her support and big thanks to Director Maga Cardenas for her giving Jon the chance to… https://t.co/LpzVbs4but

Memories of spicy Chinese food on the lower west side and Lynchian decor... C’mon you know who this portrait is, right? #lovefromNY @❤️ @TheHungryTiger https://t.co/v65AJ7RB3q

I try to share mainly good news... so when my edu distributor announced they were going out of business and not paying what they owed me I didn’t share it. The really bad news is I was so upset I fell down the stairs. The good news is I got a new distributor! Falling upward!


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