We may already be three weeks into 2015, but with the release of new statistics on women in Hollywood, specifically the percentage of women directing, it felt like a good time for this post and the undertaking of a new project.
It’s no secret that the statistics for women in film are dismal, but it’s also depressing to see them cited everywhere all the time. I think this constant reminder of the statistics is detrimental to younger girls who are interested in working in film and television, not to mention those who are already trying to break in. Since so few of a college’s survey film classes include any female directors in the curriculum, I decided to do my own little education project. I’m going to watch and review a film by a woman at least once a week. Hopefully this will be a place for younger girls to see the wide array of women who are working and creating their own content, whether the statistics reflect that or not.
The first write-up? Fort Bliss directed by Claudia Myers.
“There’s really no difference between what I do and what a male filmmaker might do. I mean we all try to make our days, we all try to give the best performances we can, we try to make our budget, we try to make the best movie we possibly can.” -Kathryn Bigelow