A documentary about female directors.

Through this documentary we invite viewers into an intimate conversation with female directors who are using their voices to tell stories that matter to them. Our film strives to encourage, inspire, and provide mentorship for those who are looking to find and use their own unique voice.

“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…”


“McClain’s documentary Seeing is Believing: Women Direct tackles issues of women in leadership head-on…”




“I thought that no matter who you were in the audience, the words that the women on screen had to share were empowering,” Barba said. “I felt incredibly encouraged and more conscious of the role that men have to play with this new generation of filmmakers in relation to women.” ~Senior Moises Barba Jr., media production major Pepperdine University

“If I had seen this while I was still a film student at USC, I would have stayed in production instead of switching my major to writing. Seeing this film now has inspired me to step out from behind my desk and step back onto a set.” ~ Kelly Brinker, American Cinematography Magazine

“McClain brilliantly tells her story through several dominant voices, creating a rich tapestry of animation, text and music. Honest, challenging and inspiring!” ~ Director Lizzie Borden, “Born in Flames”

“Magnificent!” ~ Award-winning ASC DP Nancy Schreiber

“This film is truly wonderful with great insight from the voices of a diverse group of filmmakers. Bravo Cady!” ~ Amy Kawadler, Photographer

“Thank you for bringing women’s directing work into the light.” ~ Anne Makepeace, documentary filmmaker- Makepeace Productions

Check out the about page for more information.



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 Direct12 hours ago
I call myself a "FILMWORKER" now because I don't just "make" films, I WORK for them. In order to keep costs as low as possible I do as much as I can myself. (I KNOW I am not the first or only person who does this, but I am going to take this opportunity to bitch-brag about it.)

I just spent all of last week typing in the time code of every clip in all three versions of my doc. And trust me, this was not the FIRST time I did this for the first two. But I had to redo all three because I discovered a new photo here or new clip that just HAD to be added.

Lets put it this way: the 84 minute version ALONE has 395 clips in it. Not counting the original interviews. Oh yeah, baby.

Next post: I will share some nice juicy behind-the-scenes stories about the distribution process. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Thanks for following!
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct5 days ago
Mr. Peanut wants YOU to sign up for the #WomenDirect newsletter! Go to seeingisbelievingwomendirect.com and enter your email :)

#mrpeanut #newsletter #signup #womendirectnewsletter #SIBWD
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct7 days ago
THIS IS EXCITING TO SEE! Lots of cool new projects directed by women!

via Refinery29
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct1 week ago
SUPER good news is right!

via Hello Sunshine


23 hours ago
If you are just learning about female directors, here’s a quick list to get familiar with some very talented women! @hellogiggles #womendirect #seeingisbelievingwomendirect https://t.co/bE7HJGF2Z5
1 day ago
This looks simply beautiful. #ButterflyTree Directed by Priscila Cameron. #womendirect https://t.co/pdF4DXDv40 https://t.co/ZVkcj8rrfd
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neil white @everyfilmneil
Melissa George shines as Priscilla Cameron uses the vivid colours and the beauty of nature as an antidote to the cruel reality of suicide and cancer in her thought-provoking drama. 274. #TheButterflyTree; movie review https://t.co/dMeO7vsWT7 https://t.co/XGAX2PIYFN
1 day ago
I feel blessed to have screened our one hour version of "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct" at the High Falls Film Festival! They do important work! #womendirect #hfff https://t.co/zYJhPHQNKs
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High Falls Film Fest @highfallsff
Today, we present a new way to think of our festival that was born from both our own history and the movement we will continue to champion. Read more about why at https://t.co/8EuxZ4mNzE https://t.co/bm428wpZ2c
1 day ago
Female filmmaking friends! @Slamdance is offering reduced fees for
female-identifying directors until August 27th! Submit your films now
@Withoutabox --> ​ https://t.co/8w6LM56BH8 #SIBWD #womendirect #seeingisbelieving
1 day ago
Thank you Cindy! Happy to answer any questions for you, if you'd like. XOXO Cady https://t.co/n0OZYqx5fD
1 day ago
I'm a couple days late but it's still a cool way to remember one of the women who fought for English women's right to vote (won in 1918)! America was soon to follow in 1920. #womenrise #vote #women #rights #equality #equalityforward #Suffragette https://t.co/7suLoWn7xz


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