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…

Why I Cook Only for Myself

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cookingformyselfBy Theresa Brawner

It somehow became our nature that everything we’re supposed to do for ourselves we do our best to avoid. Maybe we lack the needed perspective, maybe we lack the confidence, maybe we’re just a bit lazy or maybe it’s all of the above. The main problem here is that we choose to forget just how empowering and invigorating constant self-improvement is. There is nothing better than investing time and energy into yourself, the result always come back tenfold. The same principles apply to our cooking skills and habits. Continue reading…

My First Day at Mirembe Cottage

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mirembecottageFeminist Wednesday is so excited to be partnering with Women in Leadership Uganda’s Teen Voices Programme, which encourages teens to write their stories. Stay tuned for more!

This piece was written as part of a partnership between the Teen Voices Programme and Mirembe Cottage of Street Girls, an organization that aims to get girls off the streets of Uganda. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part Nine: The Logistics

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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 Nine: The Logistics

After the Kickstarter campaign closed at the end of August, I dove into working on the logistics of what needed to happen on set. Here is a rundown of all the details I was doing to prepare for filming: Continue reading…