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…

Erin’s Favorite Things of 2016

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erinsfavthingsBy Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday and Director of Dream, Girl

2016 was a night-terror of a year, but it was also a momentous and defining year of my life. It was the year Dream, Girl was released into the world, the year we premiered at the White House, the year we met Oprah, and the year Diana moved to NYC. So in honor of the diamonds in the rough that kept 2016 illuminated, here is my list of favorite things (in no particular order). Continue reading…

Being a Feminist Now

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feministnow2By Erin Bagwell
Founder of Feminist Wednesday
& Director of Dream, Girl

It’s Thanksgiving night, and someone brings up Trump. My mother pauses their thought, thanks for them for their interest, but tells them this year we won’t be talking about politics at the dinner table. My heart is grateful, and I take a subconscious exhale of relief. I just spent the whole day sleeping, trying to recover from a sinus infection, and I’m not sure I am up to battling bigotry tonight. Continue reading…