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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.

Listen to the episode | Ipek’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Camille’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Gretl’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Chelsea’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Erin’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @FilmmeNoire


FIONA MILLER: #22 | The Secret World of Extras

Fiona is a casting agent for one of the leading casting agencies in Scotland: GMB Casting. They have worked on several high-end movies and tv series with companies such as Netflix, HBO, and the BBC.

Listen to the episode | GBM Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @c.har.lee


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @HellyHuang


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.

Listen to the episode | Herdís’ Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Alison’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Follow Lyn on Instagram


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.

Listen to the episode | Naomi’s Website


AVERY LOOSER: #13 | Creating Your Own Film Company

Avery is a NYC based filmmaker, film student, and founder of the production company BraveMouse LLC; a company dedicated to amplifying women’s voices on screen and on set, with a 51% female crew-mandate.

Listen to the episode | Avery’s Website


AMBRE VANNESTE: #13 | Creating Your Own Film Company

Ambre is a Belgium based screenwriter, film student, and creator of the short-film streaming website, Indie-Clips.com, a platform dedicated to showcase and support indie filmmakers and their work.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @AmbreVanneste


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!

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @JenStarzyk


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.

Listen to the episode | Sonejuhi’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @Karen__Maine


JEANIE FINLAY: #8 | The Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Jeanie is a British artist and documentarian with an eye for the making of pop culture phenomenona. Her work includes HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, Seahorse, and The Great Hip Hop Hoax.

Listen to the episode | Jeanie’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Ella’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Chloe’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Amelia’s Website


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @Amy_Parrack


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.

Listen to the episode | Instagram: @SholaGram


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.

Listen to the episode | Michaela’s Portfolio


SHAMAILA ZAMAN: #2 | Making Your Way Through Film School

Shamaila is a Glasgow based photographer and film student.

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