“A Team: said it Best!

Today we received numerous donations for our documentary…it made my heart swell with love & hope! I had been feeling discouraged after so many people offered to donate and then backed out…it happens, but I admit I was feeling blue about the whole thing. I am so happy that donations have picked up and we are on our way to our goal!

Thank you everyone who has donated to this beautiful film- we are changing lives! We have a BUSY month of filming in September and plan to wrap in October in San Diego, California. 

“I love it when a plan comes together.” ~ the A TEAM

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Hats off to my HERO

Huge shout-out to Lisa F. Jackson in New York City, she has been boldly telling stories and making documentaries for 30 years now and I hope to one day meet her. Shaking this womans’ hand is on the top of my bucket list, right next to meeting Coppola. I love her moxie and her storytelling style- a mixture of intense raw pain and beauty…she does it so well, so powerfully and I can’t wait to see what she does next! Check out her film “The Greatest Silence”….whoa, just whoa! She is bold and strong and courageous and tells the stories that MUST be told. 

So, Lisa, my hats off to you!

Finding Grant $$$

Eyes crossed….fingers numb……must keep going….

Applying for and researching grants requires advil on an hourly basis, all the essay writing, research and application processes is quite the undertaking! I feel blessed that there ARE so many options for female filmmakers, but good grief is this a HUGE process! And there are so many specifics and requirements, just being a women doesn’t always help. Several of them require you be a minority or lesbian in order to qualify for grant$, so the search continues and my heart is full thinking about the possibilities of what I could do with if we got grant$ to do a documentary and how we would CHANGE LIVES! It’s all very exciting!

Follow a Film Girl on Twitter

Follow a Film Girl on Twitter

We really do have to work twice as hard in this biz! My 1st film mentor sat me down and told me, “Kimber, you are going to have to work twice as hard as any man and be twice as tough to survive.” It is so true! I love the film industry with a deep passion, and especially indie film- but this is a hard business to “belong in” and make your mark in. 

Currently I am working with a group of strong passionate women [plus 2 awesome men!] on a documentary about crucial issues affecting women and children and we have been met with great opposition due to the “taboo” nature of our film, being told we are “too controversial”….in the words of my producer, Lori, “controversial, my ass….Hell, Roots was controversial, we got this!” [thank you Lori for your wit & strength] 

Being a female filmmaker means I work more, I sleep less, I deal with stereotypes daily, I have to battle for jobs over other filmmakers even if they have less experience because I have a vagina….you get my point! And I’m certainly not saying that men don’t work their asses off…I’m saying that as a woman in the business it feels we have to work a bit harder to prove ourselves. 

Even Helen Mirren has stated we need more FEMALE FILMMAKERS in our world! Helen, I couldn’t agree more!

Being a Girl in the Biz

We really do have to work twice as hard in this biz! My 1st film mentor sat me down and told me, “Kimber, you are going to have to work twice as hard as any man and be twice as tough to survive.” It is so true! I love the film industry with a deep passion, and especially indie film- but this is a hard business to “belong in” and make your mark in. 

Currently I am working with a group of strong passionate women [plus 2 awesome men!] on a documentary about crucial issues affecting women and children and we have been met with great opposition due to the “taboo” nature of our film, being told we are “too controversial”….in the words of my producer, Lori, “controversial, my ass….Hell, Roots was controversial, we got this!” [thank you Lori for your wit & strength] 

Being a female filmmaker means I work more, I sleep less, I deal with stereotypes daily, I have to battle for jobs over other filmmakers even if they have less experience because I have a vagina….you get my point! And I’m certainly not saying that men don’t work their asses off…I’m saying that as a woman in the business it feels we have to work a bit harder to prove ourselves. 

Even Helen Mirren has stated we need more FEMALE FILMMAKERS in our world! Helen, I couldn’t agree more!