Blog: “In the Spotlight”

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…

The Power of McGowan: meet Dir...

“Everyone can champion, elevate and mentor a woman.” – Jen McGowan   Jen McGowan was first inspired to get into filmmaking by an arts teacher who encouraged her to apply to Tisch at NYU to study acting. Upon graduating, Jen…

Meet Director Camille Brown

 by Annette Palmer “It was so difficult to get my feature made. At times I didn’t know if I was ever going to finish. But I did! And I’m so happy and proud of myself…” – Camille Brown Camille Brown…

Honored with Matrix Award!

We our so excited to share that SIBWD’s director, Cady McClain, is being honored with a Matrix Award by the National Association for Women in Communications! Cady will be speaking at their conference in Dallas, Texas in September. We hope…

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