A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

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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 Thirteen: The Post-Production Team

When I first started on the Dream, Girl journey I had no idea the energy and the attention we would get. Once the Kickstarter campaign earned $100K my profile was projected into this incredible space where people wanted to hear more from me and why I was making this film. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Twelve: The Office

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Part Twelve: The office

When I first got funding to make Dream, Girl, I didn’t factor in a place to work on the film. I figured I could work and edit in my one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. However after about five months of being at home, I started to go insane. Some people are work from home people, some people are not. I am the latter. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Eleven: The City

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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 Eleven: The City

Once interviews were completed I sent Mary Perrino, our Director of Photography all around New York City with her AC, Francesca Kustra. I wanted to get a full picture of where these women were living and running their businesses so I sent these gals all around the island: Upper West side to get picturesque shots of Central Park, Times Square to get the obnoxious midtown bustle, the Lower West Side to get effortlessly cool cobblestone streets- I wanted the film to feel like it was embedded in the history and hustle of the city. For fear of sounding like cliche film student, I won’t say I wanted New York to be another character in the film, but I just did so there you go. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Ten: The Interviews

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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 Ten: The Interviews

The first day on set I woke up ready to rock. This was it, this was the day I would walk on my first feature length film set as a real director.

And gals, was I ready? You already know the answer— Hell ya, I was! Continue reading…

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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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…