Your Moment of Ambition

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We made a web series!

When you make a movie, as I’ve learned via my two year crash course working for Dream, Girl, one of the most heartbreaking realities is that a lot of really great, thought-provoking, heart-filled material ends up on the cutting room floor.

When Erin and Komal, the producers of Dream, Girl, got the advice from their executive producers to cut the majority of the characters from the film and focus on just five women, it felt like a monumental loss.

Most filmmakers would grieve those characters and move on with the editing process, but Erin and Komal are not most filmmakers. They decided to take those moments and turn them into a 10-part web-series paired with feature-length editorial articles on women in business and entrepreneurship. 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…