Two time Emmy winning actress, writer and director Cady McClain is crowdfunding her latest project, Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. The documentary series takes an informative look at the challenges women in the directing industry face in hopes of making a difference for aspiring female filmmakers.
“After a couple rounds of film festivals it all began to hit me right between the eyes. Women are not valued the same as men when it comes to directing. I knew directing was not inherently a man’s job. I had done it, with an mostly male crew who totally respected me and I them. But when it came to respect at higher levels, things were very different. I had to figure it out… what was going on?” McClain states on the film’s IndieGoGo page.
McClain has interviewed top directors around the world to gain a multi-level understanding of the glass walls that exist in the film industry. Interviews include directors like Sarah Gavron (Suffragette), Meera Menon (Equity), Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland), Bethany Rooney (Pretty Little Liars), Joanna Kerns (Crazy Ex Girlfriend), Leah Meyerhoff (I Believe in Unicorns, founder of Film Fatales), Betty Thomas (The Brady Bunch Movie, Dr Doolittle), Anne Makepeace (Robert Capa in Love and War, Coming to Light), and Lizzie Borden (of the feminist epic Born in Flames).
There are 15 days left to make a contribution to this important project. To donate and learn more, visit the IndieGoGo page for Seeing Is Believing: Women Direct. You can follow McClain on Twitter at @CadyMcClain and use the hashtag #SIBWomenDirect.