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 2018 Heartland International Film Festival.

WATCH NOW on SEED&SPARK (streaming) or VIMEO (single rental or purchase)

 WINNER  BEST DOCUMENTARY – ARTEMIS WOMEN IN ACTION FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST DOCUMENTARY – RIDGEWOOD GUILD FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  AUDIENCE AWARD  – SOHO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – GLENDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – BURBANK FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY – GENEVA FILM FESTIVAL

WINNER  JURY PRIZE BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY, RUNNER UP – NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

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

MS. IN THE BIZ

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

 ZEKE FILM REVIEW

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

UNSEEN FILMS

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

CITIZEN DAME

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

BROADWAY WORLD

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

THE INDEPENDENT CRITIC

 

Buy a DVD or Blu-Ray for educational use (schools, organizations, institutions) direct for $200.  Price includes public performance rights.

 

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The film is available in the following lengths:  27 min (short), 55 min (one hour), 84 min (feature) on the Blu-Ray ONLY. DVD contains 84 min (feature.)

 


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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
Don’t miss! Free screening on International Women’s Day of “Seeing is Believing: Women Direct” at the Fairfield Theater in CT March 9th at 7pm! @fairfieldtheatercompany
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Here’s a terrific article with some great films from 2019 to put on your “must watch” list... oh yes, and directed by women.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200113-how-could-the-oscars-ignore-these-brilliant-women-directors
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Major congrats to Naima Ramos-Chapman, one of the stars of our doc, "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct," for getting her DGA Card!

For those of you not quite sure what that is, it means she now a member of the Directors Guild of America. A prestigious organization and union for all professional film and television directors. The DGA protects and supports directors and membership is essential for being able to work on bigger projects.

Naima's credits include the award-winning short films "And Nothing Happened" and "Piu Piu," the award-winning series "Random Acts of Flyness" and Showtime's "How to Make Love to a Black Woman."

She is a true artist whom I am proud to have interviewed at the start of her career. I think she's going to be a super star in this field. This is just the beginning!

Please join me in congratulating Naima!

If you'd like to hear her wisdom and insights, things like the way she crafted her identity as an artist, how she stays motivated, and what kind of work is important to her - I encourage you to check out her interview in our film.

Here's a link!

https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/seeing-is-believing-women-direct

Seed&Spark
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Issa Rae, how do I love thee... let me count the ways...

Now listen... the films nominated were indeed terrific. But. C'mon. There were other films that also deserved recognition, directed by women.

The work continues!
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
More women are directing... despite the environment not changing that much. I attribute this to sheer determination and the support that many, many groups and individuals have been giving to the cause. Proud to be one of this group, and to continue to help more women through the support of our documentary, “Seeing is Believing: Women Direct,” now available on the diverse and intersectional artist supporting @seedandspark for as little as $3! Half of all sales go to their “GreenLight Fund” which is spread across deserving filmmakers who are crowdfunding on the site!

THIS is one way we can continue to help one another!

https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/seeing-is-believing-women-direct

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/02/movies/women-directors-hollywood.html

Kate Super Jon Lindstrom Amanda Quinn Olivar Eva Paris Li Lu @kimberlymccullough Melba McCullough
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Seeing is Believing: Women Direct
Watch "Seeing is Believing: Women Direct," the film described as:

“An intensively inspiring and informative documentary that should be on any aspiring filmmakers must watch list.” by MS. IN THE BIZ

Now available on Seed&Spark and Vimeo for streaming, sale, or one-time rental!

This in-depth investigation exposes and explores the challenges faced by women directors. Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland, The Bankers Wife), Sarah Gavron (Suffragette, Rocks), Li Lu (There Is a New World Somewhere, A Town Called Victoria) and Naima Ramos Chapman (And Nothing Happened, Random Acts of Flyness) provide a mix of honest, direct, and optimistic perspectives into what it takes to become a director, and what it takes to ensure more women are given the opportunity to work at the highest levels of the film industry.

With additional insights by Bethany Rooney, Betty Thomas, Lee Grant, John Wells, Kimberly Peirce, Deborah Kampmeier and many more!

Directed by Cady McClain. Produced by Cady McClain, Jon Lindstrom, Kate Super, Amanda Quinn Olivar, Eva Paris Cicinyte, Li Lu, and Kimberly McCullough.

This film (or its shorter versions) has played at the Newport Film Festival (JURY AWARD), SOHO International Film Festival (AUDIENCE AWARD), High Falls Film Festival, Sedona Film Festival, The Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (BEST DOC) Heartland International Film Festival, St. Louis International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, Catalina Film Festival, Burbank Film Festival (BEST DOC), Glendale Film Festival (BEST DOC), LA Femme Film Festival, Adirondack Film Festival, Geneva Film Festival, Ridgewood Guild International Film Festival (BEST DOC), Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, St Augustine Film Festival, Bozeman Film Festival, DLTA Film Festival, and the NFMLA (New Filmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival).

Click this link below for access to the "pay as you can" option of $3, $6, or $9 dollars for a monthly subscription (cancel anytime) here:

https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/seeing-is-believing-women-direct

Or choose this link to buy or rent one time!

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/womendirect

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