Creator of Making It: Women in Film
An Ode to Resilience | Brooke Trantor on ED Recovery, Being Vulnerable, and Telling Personal Stories to Help Others
TW: Open conversation around eating disorders, recovery, and fear of relapse. Brooke Trantor has always been an actor, but it was until she began seeing her peers venture into the art of filmmaking that she started to think to herself that maybe she, too, could do it. About seven years ago, she joined an acting community in L.A.; John Rosenfeld Studios, and John, the coach, had begun hosting small film festivals within the studio so that the actors could become more confident in their craft.
Finally, an Accurately Awkward Representation of Being 15 | Ginny & Georgia Review
Ginny & Georgia is Netflix’s latest drama-comedy series focused on a single young mom and her fifteen-year-old daughter living in a small town. Now, if you immediately thought of Gilmore Girls, I will have to ask you to stop because that shallow logline is pretty much where the similarities end.
Representation in Romantic Movies – From Modern Classics to Hidden Gems
Valentine’s day may have passed, but the love hasn’t. The romance genre (especially rom-coms) has for a long time been targeted towards white, straight, women, and has thus been, in the mainstream, focused on white, straight, love stories.
You Are Not a Failure | Reflections on a Life in the Arts
We live in a world where an algorithm determines our value as a human being and how many points in our Insights it gives us. With apps like TikTok ravaging our eyes and attention, it seems like everyone is not only trying but are encouraged, to reach some level of fame. What started as a way of connecting with friends and family, is no longer that, but an entirely new entertainment platform.
The Sound of Birds in the Morning and Crickets at Night
Wednesday, January 1st 2020 happy new year! finally. good things have happened, no doubt about it. but it has also been such a stressful year. so, i’m ready for change. i’m ready to get a job, pursue that higher education, take care of my mental health, be more social, travel and be with my family more, and god, i would love to go to south africa with ben again. i know that i usually always talk shit about new years resolutions (it's literally just another day), but, for whatever reason, i just have so much hope for 2020, and so many goals that i am looking forward to accomplishing! you hear that? i’m full of positivity, even with a raging hangover. im gonna make this year my bitch.
Lupin Review: THIS is How You Revive a Classic
Set in modern Paris, Netflix newest hit series Lupin follows the professional gentleman thief and con man - Assane Diop (Omar Sy). He is the only son of Senegalese immigrant Babakar Diop. The series spans across timelines as we find out Assane’s background and motivation for his elaborate plots.
Changing the Narrative: Mental Health Awareness in Film & Fiction | Statistics & Solutions
TRIGGER WARNING: In-depth talk of suicide, depression, eating disorders and other mental health conditions. 1 in 4 people experience a diagnosable mental health issue every year in the U.S. and U.K. Around eight hundred thousand people die by suicide every year - it is estimated that for each person who dies from suicide, another 20 attempts to do the same. Suicide is also the leading cause of death for men between 18-50:
5 Exciting Movies Coming in 2021, Directed by Women
It's a new year and a new slate of movies to look forward to! While Covid19 is still impacting the world, film industry and theatrical releases, here are five movies that are currently scheduled to be released this year. Let's get into them - and the women who stood behind the camera directing them.
Getting Out of My Writing Slump | How to Build an Efficient & Sustainable Writing Routine for 2021 While Working & Studying
It's a new year, it's the same me. 2020 tested me in so many ways; from my patience and persistence, to productivity beliefs. With all the time I was left to spend with myself, I was able to take a real introspective look at my life and habits. Where I went wrong, and what things I could start implementing to fix it.
10 International Films Directed by Women that You Have to Watch
Through this long-winded quarantine, I've made it a goal of mine to expand my cinematic vocabulary and branch out beyond that of the 1000 Hollywood Movies You Have To Watch Before You Die!-kind of movies. I get it, Hitchcock made great movies - I'm not going to deny that, but cinema didn't start nor end there.