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…”




“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”



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 Direct1 day ago
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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct6 days ago
Happy #FemaleFilmmakerFriday!

I chatted with Stitcher Indie Film NYC on gender diversity and my journey to becoming a director. Thank you for letting me tell my story!

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/indie-film-nyc/the-indie-film-podcast/e/48738135 #womendirect #womeninfilm #femalefilmmaker #indiefilm #SIBWD
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct1 week ago
Well lovely Mila makes it sound like women who direct are saints. We are most definitely not. But there’s a certain way of approaching people that I’ve seen many women who direct have, and it’s informed by the experience of being a woman. And that is something that has its own unique value. Seeing women is the first step, the next is supporting the ones that make the good work by giving them more good work to do, and supporting the work done fairly and equally in the press. As well as reaching back and valuing all the women who made exquisite work in the past. This should be the continued work of historians and teachers. We need them to bring to light the amazing contributions of the past to light the way for the future. #seeingisbelievingwomendirect #womendirect #womendirectors #SIBWD

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct2 weeks ago
Great to see my alums kicking some directing butt!

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct2 weeks ago
Taking over the world!

36 female filmmakers who are breaking ground in their own countries! Happy #FemaleFilmmakerFriday!


via Bustle



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