Get to know the inspiring women we’ve had the pleasure to have on our show!
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IPEK ENSARI: #26 | Spreading Awareness Through Film
Ipek is a Canadian science researcher and the co-director, producer, writer, and narrator of Endomic – a short animated documentary about endometriosis; a condition affecting 1 of 10 menstruating people across the globe. Through her work, she aims to make science more accessible to the general public.
CAMILLE HOLLETT-FRENCH : #26 | Spreading Awareness Through Film
Camille is a Canadian writer, director, and actor. Her work includes Her story – a three part shoft film anthology series about shame, sexuality, and assault. Most recently, she co-directed, wrote, and starred in Endomic.
GRETL CLAGGETT: #25 | Personal Transformation Through Filmmaking
Gretl is an American poet, writer, and director using the art of storytelling as a way of personal transformation and reflection. Her work includes Happy Hour, and most recently the award-winning film Stormchaser.
CHELSEA CHRISTER: #24 | 6 Years – 1 Documentary: The Making of Bleeding Audio
Chelsea is an award-winning filmmaker based in San Francisco. She has made two fiction shorts and most recently directed the documentary Bleeding Audio – a six year passion project covering the punk-rock band, The Matches.
ERIN PERSLEY: #24 | 6 Years – 1 Documentary: The Making of Bleeding Audio
Erin is the producer of Bleeding Audio, and an award-winning documentary filmmaker and producer. With her work, she aims to tell compelling, personal stories that offer insight and connect disparate communities.
TIA WHITE: #23 | We Need Diversity in Film Criticism
Tia is a CSUS Journalist and Film Studies graduate and the co-creator of FilmmeNoire—a film review and history platform dedicated to showcasing the past and present of cinema arts; and their connectivity of humans across various demographics.
LEE PHILLIPS: #19 | Creative Processes & Sustainability
Lee is a New York based screenwriter and freelancer, who sat down with us to talk about the importance of creating a sustainable work ethic that values mental health, inspiration, and appreciation for the arts over forced productivity.
HELEN HUANG: #18 | Empowering Outfits & Superhero(ine)s
Helen is an Emmy award-winning costume designer who has worked on projects including, but not limited to, American Horror Story: Hotel, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (stunt reshoots), and the Emma Roberts’ romcom, Holidate.
HERDÍS STEFÁNSDÓTTIR: #17 | Composing Soundtracks
Herdís is an Icelandic musician and film score composer who composed the soundtrack for The Sun is Also a Star. She also worked in the music department for The Hate U Give, and had her internship under composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
DR ALISON PEIRSE: #16 | Horror Films & Feminism
Alison is a film professor with an expertise in women’s history in the horror genre. She is also writer/editor of the books: After Dracula, Korean Horror Cinema, and Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, and Genre.
LYN SISSON-TALBERT: #15 | Breaking Barriers in the Film Industry
Lyn is a highly accomplished Hollywood producer with a background in theatre. Alongside her husband, she created and produced the Netflix Christmas musical, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey.
NAOMI MCDOUGALL-JONES: #14 | The Revolution for Women in Film is Here
Naomi is a women-in-film activist, producer, screenwriter, actress (Imagine I’m Beautiful and Bite Me), TED Talker, and author of The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood.
JENNIFER STARZYK: #12 | The Art of Costume Design
Jen is a phenomenal costume designer with years of experience. She most recently worked as the head of costume design on Mindhunter (Season 2), Bill & Ted Face the Music, and Lisa Joy’s upcoming Reminiscence!
SONEJUHI SINHA: #11 | Creating Flawed Characters
Sonejuhi is a writer, director, editor, and producer. Her work includes the award winning documentaries These Birds Walk and Homegoings, the Cannes film festival selected short film Love Comes Later, and her directorial feature debut Stray Dolls.
KAREN MAINE: #9 | Women’s Sexuality in the Media
Karen is an indie filmmaker and the writer behind the comedy-drama Obvious Child. In 2020, her directorial feature debut Yes, God, Yes—a movie about a Catholic teenager discovering her sexuality—was released on Netflix.
ELLA FIELDS: #7 | Going Viral
Ella is a young, L.A. based artist, photographer, and filmmaker sharing her work on her YouTube channel. At just 13, her short film Stereo went viral—since then she has kept telling powerful stories while finding her own creative voice.
CHLOE BALDWIN: #6 | The Secret World of Stunts
Chloe is a Chicago based actress, filmmaker, stunt performer, and violence designer. From the theatre stage, cinema screen, to her own web-series, she tells stories through movement, while teaching women the true power of their bodies.
AMELIA NASHE: #5 | Mental Health Awareness in TV
Amelia is a writer who’s written for screen, stage, page, and radio, and was selected to be part of the BBC Writers Room Scottish Voices 2020. A reoccurring theme in her work is mental illness, an issue she is an advocate to destigmatise in the media.
AMY PARRACK: #4 | Women in Set
Amy is a British filmmaker with a focus on stories of self discovery, production assistant, and BFI Academy alumni. She as a P.A. on Disney’s upcoming Cruella, and is the creator of short films My Authentic Self and Beneath My Skin.
SHOLA ADESINA: #3 | The Power of Authenticity in Film
Shola is a London/Leeds based P.A., camera op/assistant, journalist student, and BFI Academy alumni. She worked at CTVC where she assisted on projects for BBC, Bitesize, BFI, and Discovery Channel. She was also a reporter for Get Into Film.
S. MICHAELA MCCOOL: #2 | Making Your Way Through Film School
Michaela is a Glasgow based writer, producer, videographer, editor, and film student. She has made two short films, cinematography for a Jazz Revue and at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, and written screenplays.
SHAMAILA ZAMAN: #2 | Making Your Way Through Film School
Shamaila is a Glasgow based photographer and film student.