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
Take Courage, stay true! Great advice from director Deborah Kampmeier from SIBWD. Share, post and tag #SIBWD!
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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct3 days ago
Jane Campion has inspired so many women I’ve talked to to become filmmakers. It’s so touching to hear her open up about her great loss and how she is still longing for more female content made without apology.

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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct5 days ago
I wanted to share this interview with you from The Guardian written by #CathClarke for so many reasons. In August 2015 I entered a film festival (which shall remain nameless) where they didn't want to give me the tag that identified me as a director. This was an "ah ha" moment when I realized that women directors were the exception rather than the rule at film festivals. (Happily, my film won an award for "Best Drama/Comedy Short"!)

Similarly in this discussion with #JulieDelpy, she tackles the issue of battling misogyny in the film industry today, and the attitude that female directors are not up for the job.

Check it out, I'd love to hear your thoughts after reading!

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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct1 week ago
So many directors have been working independently to get the projects they care about moving forward. It’s time for that to change. Women who produce and/or direct all need corporate support, sponsorship, and investors to show they, too, care about the voices and stories of women. It’s a winning choice... a proven financial reward as well as a loyal customer base waiting to be recognized, talked to, rallied behind, understood. Soaps knew this but his culture continues to look down of them, and foolishly so. Soaps, known in the last to be a “woman’s medium” paid for nighttime TV for almost 50 years. That is not nothing.

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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct1 week ago
I cannot WAIT to see this film. I’ve been following it since it’s Kickstarter Campaign (which I supported) and am thrilled it finally finished and is playing Cannes.
Hope it lands somewhere nice where a lot of people can find it!
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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct2 weeks ago
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1 day ago
Another great article by @guardian listing the standout films with female directors! https://t.co/eaShKiuFcF #womeninfilm #womendirect #SIBWD
2 days ago
“She could spit in the eyes of fools
As they ask her to focus on sailors fighting in the dance hall...Oh man, look at those cavemen go. It's the freakiest show.“ David Bowie, “Life on Mars.” @brooklynmuseum 👩‍🎤 #davidbowieisbmk #davidbowie #bowie #nyc #brooklyn https://t.co/4IUlCR4zas
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5 days ago
Just shared a great interview with French Actor and Director #JulieDelpy over on my film page Seeing is Believing: Women Direct! Please check it out... https://t.co/xkUvcX4alZ
1 week ago
Because suffering for beatify sometimes can feel really stupid. #getfree https://t.co/nRAIZXBi64


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