Filmmaker Jessie Anthony reflects on the powerful and emotional making of her directorial debut: Brother, I Cry
The Canadian Nakota actress and producer shares her journey and talks about the art of crying, power of screaming, reconnecting with her ancestor’s language, and what needs to change for Indigenous representation.
Writer-director of ‘Be Still’ digs into the making of her directorial debut and how she wanted to bring surrealist pioneer Hannah Maynard’s life story to the screen.
“It’s like a vehicle for me to talk about it. But not in a way where I feel like I’m putting myself at risk—it’s a really safe space for me. And it has been really liberating to create it, to write it.”
Hollywood acting coach and former casting director (“Pretty Little Liars”) gives Hollywood insight and gives four pieces of advice to auditioning actors!
“I also do it because I want my mom to, hopefully, before she goes—which hopefully isn’t for a long time—to see, Look mom, there’s a change – we don’t have to be maids anymore. We don’t have to do this anymore!”
“If I wasn’t doing what I’m doing, I don’t know that I would still be here. So that’s my thing: I need to be able to go to my grave knowing I did everything possible to pursue this dream.”
Documentary editor Carla Gutierrez speaks on the emotional process of editing, career journey, and her work with BIPOC Documentary Editors.
Filmmaker Shay Revolver speaks on creating three dimensional female characters, breaking free from palatable representation of WOC, and bringing diversity to the table.
Writer-director Brooke Trantor and writer-actress Kate Morgan Chadwick talks all about their new film ‘Oh, Baby!’