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Deep Dark Fears - Shoot Stills

Here are some of the stills from the shoot for Deep Dark Fears "If I Die..." It was a great shoot and now in the editing process...

Below are a couple shots from behind the scenes. 


It's that time of year that everything is cold. Early February there was a blizzard that I took a short trip to the lake to see, but more then anything I felt the cold.

Yet another photo from NYC

I know that I've already posted this photo... but goodstory films posted all the position of the women who worked on this commercial. 

Now here is where I'll talk about women filmmakers. There isn't a shortage of us - and the amount of women filmmakers does not reflect the industry. Here are some statistics:

  • Women accounted for 16% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • Women accounted for 10% of writers, 15% of executive producers, 17% of editors, 3% of cinematographers, and 25% of producers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2013. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • Women comprised 6% of all directors working on the top 250 films of 2013. This represents a decrease of 3 percentage points from 2012 and 1998. - Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • A historical comparison of women’s employment on the top 250 films in 2013 and 2012 reveals that the percentages of women directors, writers, executive producers, and editors have declined. The percentage of women producers has remained the same. Celluloid Ceiling 2013 Report
  • In Academy Award history, four female filmmakers have been nominated for best director (Lina Wertmuller-1977, Jane Campion-1994, and Sofia Coppola-2004, Kathryn Bigelow - 2010), but only Kathryn has won.
    Women's E-News
  • Women support women. Films directed by women feature more women in all roles. There is a 21% increase in women working on a narrative film when there is a female director and a 24% of women working on documentaries. - Indiewire
  • Females direct more documentaries than narrative films – 34.5% vs 16.9%.  

Its some interesting statistics on their own. But here is the commercial that we all gathered together to create:

Women In Film - Focus Awards

I was given the pleasure to attend the Women in Film Focus Awards where they honored Shira Piven (Director), Susan Credle (CCO, Leo Burnett), Erin Sarofsky (Owner of Sarofsky), and Christina Varotsis (Producer). 

Attending with me is (from left to right)
Joanna Woods (Producer, Another Country)
Cindy Duffy (Post Production Coordinator, Cutters)
Kathryn Hempel (Editor/Partner, Cutters)
Megan Kirkpatrick (Director of Business Development, Cutters Studios)
Alison Ho (Audio Assistant, Another Country)
Joy Holbrook (Producer, Cutters)
Phil Barton (CFO, Cutters Studios)
Jay Patton (Director, Dictionary Films)
Carrie Hunter (Client Services)

Oh La La - Group 312 Films - Experimental Film

Oh la la! 

The theme for Group 312 Films for August is Oh la la! And here are some of the stills from what was filmed. 

Oh la la has a double meaning.... in French its more of "oh my gosh!" or "oh my!" while in English, it was a more risqué meaning. I decided to play with that double meaning... meaning one thing but it can be another. Below is more of my thought process.