A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Eight: The Wildcard

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Eight: The Wildcard

After Marie Forleo’s newsletter went out, and our Kickstarter campaign was funded I got hundreds of emails from people all around the world wanting to support the film. One of those emails was from a Canadian gal named Komal Minhas. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Seven: The Crew

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Seven: The Crew

Looking back, making the video to accompany the Kickstarter campaign was a nightmare.

It started out well enough. I met the two women I hired to produce the video on Feminist Wednesday. They were super talented young feminists, who had been making movies for their own production company. I really liked them, and hired them to help me film three interviews for the Kickstarter trailer. Let’s call them Joyce and Barbara. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Six: The Money

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Six: The Money

On August 29th I rolled out of bed with mascara streaked across my face.

After my dinner date with Sal we went out dancing. And when I say dancing I mean dancing. It was one of those nights where you just try to leave it all on the dance floor. Like a whirling dervish summoning energy for the DJ to change my luck. And my luck was definitely about to change. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Five: The Mogul

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Five: The Mogul

Sal and I took the night off on August 28th, 2014.

I had been working nonstop to try to raise the money for our Kickstarter campaign and I was utterly exhausted. We had raised $38K in three weeks but we still needed about $20K to reach our goal, and we only had four days left to do it.

It was safe to say at this point, I didn’t think we would make our goal. I was starting to feel really deflated and it was heartbreaking to know that despite doing my best, it wasn’t good enough. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Four: The Kickstarter

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Four: The Kickstarter

Kickstarter seemed like a good idea. All I had to do was make a trailer for the film I wanted to create and raise $57K in 30 days through online marketing to make the campaign a success, or all the money would be returned to our backers and my dream would be dead. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Three: The Window

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part Three: The Window

In Dream, Girl Mariama Camara says opportunity is “like a door, you come, you knock- and if it doesn’t open you break it.”

A couple of months before the new year I put out feelers to find my job, but nothing really manifested. I went on a couple of interviews but nothing clicked. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Two: The Fear

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A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

 

Part Two: The Fear

Once the idea has graced you with it’s presence it doesn’t take long before the fear to set in. The fear of the unknown, the fear of being laughed at, the fear of being misunderstood, the fear it’s not good enough, and the fear of logistics- how do I even get this thing started? Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part One: The Idea

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part One: The Idea

The first thing you need to make a movie is a really powerful idea. I am using the word powerful intentionally because the idea should send a supercharger to your brain. It should keep you up at night. It should make you nervous. It should feel like a secret. It should also feel like it’s such a good idea it must have been done before. Some ideas feel like lightening bolts, but others are like familiar lovers that whisper casually in your ear. Continue reading…

Women’s March Protest Song



Yesterday my husband, Sal and I woke up at 3:30am to take a bus to D.C. to join the women’s march. Unfortunately the bus never came to our corner in Park Slope, and so we flocked to the streets of NYC to join the resistance.

This morning I woke up a changed woman. A nasty woman. A woman who saw people globally show up (literally) to every corner of the world to fight for social justice. And for the first time in a long time I feel AWAKE.

This song is inspired by and for all rebels, dreamers, and feminists who want to take the match they lit yesterday and set their soul’s on fire. Continue reading…