Women writers and directors in the entertainment industry constantly encounter roadblocks when attempting to advance their careers – even when they are just as talented and capable as their male counterparts. Women actors have a similar problem simply because the number of female roles is significantly less than for men.
In our twenty years in the business as actors, writers, and producers, we have personally witnessed the lack of opportunities in this industry for women, and we’ve decided to do something about it.
Progress is being made. There are a lot of great organizations these days working to increase visibility and to provide more opportunities for women, and we’ve decided to follow their lead and do our part. That is why we created our production company… “Chicks Who Make Flicks.”
“Chicks Who Make Flicks” is… films made by women, films that tell great woman’s stories, films that capture the voices of women from all over the world and at every stage of their life. Our goal is to create an environment that supports, encourages, and celebrates talented female filmmakers.
We are launching our production company with two films - “Waiting Room,” (a drama) and “Happy Hour” (a comedy). These two films are woman’s stories that are real and relatable.
Now guys are welcome too, absolutely, but our promise is to put a woman in at least one key role in every film – writer/director/producer/etc. $9,000 is our budget for the two films - both to be made in the next 6 months. The money goes for crew, set rental, insurance, etc.
We also really appreciate everyone spreading the word - by mouth, email or social media! Please share our campaign with everybody you know and help us make this happen!
A great story can inspire, motivate, and illuminate – like powerful classics such as “Silkwood,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” So in addition to making movies, we want to promote the healing power of art, as well, and pay it forward to a place that is all about helping women - the Downtown Women’s Center. (www.DowntownWomensCenter.org)
Please join us in making “Chicks who make Flicks” a reality.
We realize the two of us can’t change the world, but with your help we can do our part - one woman, one story at a time.