Blog: “In the Spotlight”

Directed by Women's Barbara An...

Barbara Ann O’Leary was one of the first women to reach out to me during the early days of shooting of my doc on women directors in 2015. I had no idea what a “WorldWide Viewing Party” was but I…

The Causes of Frances Causey

  I had the pleasure of meeting Frances Causey and seeing her excellent film “The Long Shadow” at the 2018 Oxford Film Festival.  She joined the panel of women who direct after a screening of the one hour version of…

Fly with Skye Borgman

I met Skye Borgman at the Oxford Film Festival early in 2018. Her award-winning, multi-festival run film “Abducted in Plain Sight” was playing there and I was blown away by it. Happily for me, she joined the panel of women…

The Amazing Moshman

Director Sarah Moshman was hooked on filmmaking from a young age. It all started after she received a camera on her fifteenth birthday. Her family had a darkroom in the basement so we wondered, was it a hint? Turns out perhaps…

Our Festival Journey into Dist...

Hey folks! So we have had an amazing festival run! We went about it in a wacky way, but here’s the story for all you curious critters out there. I had the idea of turning this into a series of…

Why Astin Rocks.

Astin Rocks. A writer, performance artist and award winning filmmaker who got her first taste of film as a kid watching Disney movies and wanting to remake them so that the characters looked more like her. Growing up, she dreamed…

Meet Director Victoria Negri

“When things feel impossible, I remind myself of moments of absolute bliss in this profession, moments when I’ve thought, this is why I do this.”  – Victoria Negri   Victoria Negri can’t point to any immediate inspirations that got her…

Meet Director Mandy Fabian

“Knowing that people are increasingly interested in the female perspective in cinema makes me feel like I’m not a niche, but mainstream, which is what I’ve always thought anyhow.” – Mandy Fabian Mandy Fabian has loved movies since she was…

Director Joanna Kerns Explains...

  On the heels of a highly successful acting career, Joanna Kerns began her directing journey with an episode of the hit TV sit-com, Growing Pains and honed her craft in the live, multi-camera field. But she soon segued into single-camera and has…

The Amazing Manashil: Meet Dir...

“I persevere because of the satisfaction and pride I feel each time I finish a new project.” – Liz Manashil   Liz Manashil was inspired to become a filmmaker as a teen when she saw STOLEN KISSES by Francois Truffaut…

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