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Making It: Women in Film

Making It: Women in Film

By Malin Evita & Shania Bethune
In this weekly podcast, two aspiring female filmmakers sit down with professional women working in film and TV to have honest, introspective, and empowering discussions around their experiences, advice, and the importance of female representation in the industry. Hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita.
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#14 | The Revolution of Women in Film is Here with Activist Filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones

Making It: Women in Film

#14 | The Revolution of Women in Film is Here with Activist Filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones

Making It: Women in Film

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#15 | Breaking Barriers in the Film Industry with Producer Lyn Sisson-Talbert
Shania and Evita sit down with the producer of Netflix' first live-action musical "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey", Lyn Sisson-Talbert! Here they talk about Lyn's transition from theatre to film, what it's like to work with your partner (her husband is the writer-director of Jingle Jangle), her apparent obsession with Christmas movies, and how they put together an all black-cast musical and the things she has learned throughout it. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Watch Jingle Jangle on Netflix on November 13th! Follow Lyn on Instagram @LynSissonTalbert and Twitter @LynTalbert Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune and @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Lyn Sisson-Talbert, and edited by Malin Evita. For more information go to malinevita.com/podcast
41:39
October 23, 2020
#14 | The Revolution of Women in Film is Here with Activist Filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones
Shania and Evita sit down with activist, actress, screenwriter, producer, and author of "The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood" - Naomi McDougall Jones ("Imagine I'm Beautiful" and "Bite Me"). They dig deep into the systematic exclusion of women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ people in the film industry, and what the solution we should work towards looks like! Join our community of women filmmakers on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Buy your edition of "The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood" here. Find more (movies, classes, resources, etc.) from Naomi on her website NaomiMcDougallJones.com Follow Naomi on Instagram @NaomiMJ Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Naomi McDougall Jones, and edited by Malin Evita.
50:04
October 16, 2020
#13 | Creating Your Own Film Company with Ambre Vanneste & Avery Looser
In this episode, we talk with 18-year-old Ambre Vanneste who founded her own streaming website for short films called Indie-Clips, and 19-year-old Avery Looser who just launched her own production company, BraveMouse LLC! Have you ever had an idea for something similar, but didn't know how to carry through with it? Well, you're in luck because in this 50-minute conversation we are going to be talking all about becoming an entrepreneur in the film industry! Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Start your free one month trial on Indie-Clips now. Follow Indie-Clips on Instagram @IndieClipsFR Follow Ambre on Instagram @AmbreVanneste Check out BraveMouse LLC here. Follow BraveMouse on Instagram @BraveMouseLLC Follow Avery on Instagram @AveryLooser Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaFilm & @ShaniaBethune Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Ambre Vanneste and Avery Looser, and edited by Malin Evita.
51:21
October 9, 2020
#12 | The Art of Costume Design with Jennifer Starzyk
Jennifer Starzyk is an incredible costume designer who has worked on Bill & Ted Face the Music as well as David Fincher's Mindhunter. In today's episode, Jen takes us through her career journey and talks all about the underrated importance and art of costume designing. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram: @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Jen on Instagram: @JenStarzyk Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Jennifer Starzyk, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
40:04
October 2, 2020
#11 | Creating Flawed Characters with Sonejuhi Sinha
Evita and Shania sit down with writer, director, editor, and producer Sonejuhi Sinha. Sonejuhi has produced two award-winning documentaries, had her short film "Love Comes Late" presented at the Cannes Film Festival, and last year her directorial feature debut "Stray Dolls" was released. In this episode, the three talks about going from editing to writing, organic diversity in front of the screen bloomed by diversity behind, how to create flawed characters when they aren't white men, as well as answer some listener questions about producing and the New York film scene! Join our community of women filmmakers on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Sonejuhi on Instagram: @Sonejuhi, and check out her website (here) to get in touch with her. Rent "Stray Dolls" on Amazon Prime (free for people in the U.S. with Prime membership) for $4.99! Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Sonejuhi Sinha, and edited by Shania Bethune.
41:46
September 25, 2020
#10 | Oscar Diversity Rules & Sexist Movie Tropes
In this episode 10 special, Shania and Evita sat down alone to reflect on this journey so far. They also answer some listener questions from over on Instagram, talk about the new Oscar Diversity Rules, rank some sexist tropes in film and TV, and talk about what they've been watching lately. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Look out for next week's episode with Sonejuhi Sinha which will be available to watch on YouTube as well as all other major podcast platforms. Follow us on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, and edited by Malin Evita. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast, or e-mail us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
38:50
September 19, 2020
#9 | Women's Sexuality in the Media with Director Karen Maine
Shania and Evita sit down with writer-director Karen Maine ("Obvious Child" and "Yes, God, Yes") to talk about her journey into filmmaking as well as her experience with her just-released directorial debut of "Yes, God, Yes" a dramedy that follows the Catholic teenage girl Alice (played by Natalia Dyer from "Stranger Things") as she discovers masturbation and struggles to suppress her new urges in the face of eternal damnation. We also get into how to direct semi-autobiographies, and how Covid-19 has affected indie filmmaking. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Find out how you can watch Yes, God, Yes here. Follow Karen on Instagram:  @Karen__Maine & Twitter: @KL_Maine Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita & Twitter: @evitacreates This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Karen Maine, and edited by Malin Evita. For more, go to our webpage or e-mail us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
32:43
September 11, 2020
#8 | The Art of Documentary Filmmaking with Jeanie Finlay
Evita and Shania sit down with British artist and documentarian Jeanie Finlay ("Game of Thrones: The Last Watch" & "Seahorse"). They talk about her path into documentary filmmaking, how she picks her stories, her experience directing HBO's GoT doc, what "truth" is, and sexism that she still faces in the industry. Join our online community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm! Follow Jeanie on Instagram and Twitter @JeanieFinlay Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita and on Twitter @evitacreates This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Jeanie Finlay, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
50:22
September 4, 2020
#7 | Going Viral with Youtube Filmmaker Ella Fields
In this episode, we sit down with the 17-year-old YouTube filmmaker Ella Fields (you might know her from "Stereo" and "Bubblegum") who's short film went viral when she was only 13. We talk about everything from what happens after you go viral online, finding your style and sense of self in your creations, indie filmmaker hacks, and much more! Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram: @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Ella on Instagram: @ElllaFields, and watch her on Youtube here (Ella Fields). Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm  Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita and on Twitter @evitacreates This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Ella Fields, edited by Shania Bethune. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast or contact us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
44:15
August 28, 2020
#6 | The Secret World of Stunts with Chloe Baldwin
In this episode, we sat down with filmmaker, actress, violence designer, and just all over badass, Chloe Baldwin. We talk about everything from her journey into stunt-work and filmmaking, to using fighting as a tool for storytelling, women's empowerment, the under-appreciation of stunt-performers, our love for fantasy, and what you can do to be part of the change, and much more. Join our community of women in film over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Chloe on Instagram: @ChloeGlowyFlowy Watch her web-series "LIKE WHAT YOU LIKE" on the TinyCat Productions' YouTube channel. Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita and Twitter @evitacreates This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Chloe Baldwin, and edited by Malin Evita. For more information, go to malinevita.com/podcast or contact us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
49:46
August 21, 2020
#5 | Mental Health Awareness in TV with Amelia Nashe
Shania and Evita sit down with writer Amelia Nashe who has worked across a variety of media; from screen, to stage, radio and page. A reoccurring topic in her work is mental illness and health awareness, which is the focus of today's episode. Join our community of women in film and TV over on our Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Watch Amelia's short film "The Flame" here. Her website/blog, and Instagram (@AmeliaNashe) Follow Shania on Instagram: @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram: @MalinEvita and on Twitter @evitacreates This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Amelia Nashe, and edited by Malin Evita. Don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss the next episode - see ya next week! For more go to our website.
49:52
August 14, 2020
#4 | Women On Set with Production Assistant Amy Parrack
In this episode, Shania and Evita sit down with Amy Parrack, a filmmaker and Set P.A. who worked on Disney's upcoming Cruella (2021). Here we delve into her journey into filmmaking, experience as a BFI Alumni, how working on a big production has impacted her p.o.v., and the importance of collaboration in diversity and representation. Join our online community of women in film on our Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Amy on Instagram at @Amy_Parrack and @AmyParrackFilm Shania (IG): @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Evita (IG): @MalinEvita (Twitter): @EvitaCreates Get involved with the BFI Academy here. This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Amy Parrack, and edited by Shania Bethune. To get in touch, go to malinevita.com/podcast.
36:04
August 7, 2020
#3 | The Power of Authenticity in Film with Shola Adesina
In this third episode of Making It: Women in Film, Shania and Evita sit down to talk with the fantastic Shola Adesina. Shola is a London based production assistant with experience working across TV, radio, and digital. Since 2018, she has worked at CTVC assisting on projects for the BBC, Bitesize, BFI and Discovery Channel. This is her journey. BFI Resources BFI Film Academy Adult Courses and events BFI Online Courses Join our community of women in film on Instagram: @MakingItWomenInFilm and Twitter: @MakingItWIF Shola's Instagram: @sholagram Shania's Instagram: @ShaniaBethune Evita's Instagram: @MalinEvita, Twitter: @evitacreates For more go to malinevita.com/podcast This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Shola Adesina, and edited by Shania Bethune.
31:45
August 1, 2020
#2 | Making Your Way Through Film School w/ Shamaila Zaman and Sinead McCool
In the second episode of Making It: Women in Film, Shania and Evita sit down with Shamaila Zaman and Sinead McCool to talk about film school, representation on screen and on set, complex female characters and role models, and how lockdown has changed our approach to filmmaking. Don't forget to subscribe so you won't miss next week's episode! Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomeninFilm and on Twitter @MakingItWIF Shamaila's Instagram: @shammmzzz Sinead's Instagram: @living_on_the_internet Shania's Instagram: @shaniabethune Evita's Instagram: @malinevita For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast ! This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Shamaila Zaman and SInead McCool, edited by Malin Evita.
42:25
July 24, 2020
#1 | Escaping Through Filmmaking
In this very first episode of Making It: Women in Film, Shania and Evita get a bit personal and talk about their relationship with cinema and filmmaking, Netflix's Disclosure, and why they decided to make this podcast. For more, go to https://malinevita.com/podcast/ and follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and Twitter @MakingItWIF Shania's Instagram: @ShaniaBethune Evita's Instagram: @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita and edited by Malin Evita.
30:38
July 17, 2020
Trailer - Making It: Women in Film
This is the official trailer for Making It: Women in Film - a weekly podcast where two aspiring female filmmakers sit down with women working across the film and TV industry to talk about their journeys, experiences, advice, and the importance of diversity - in front and behind the camera. The show is hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita. Subscribe now so you won't miss any episodes. For more go to https://malinevita.com/podcast/ and follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and Twitter @MakingItWIF Clips used: The Women in Film Revolution Begins With You | Naomi McDougall-Jones | TEDxBeaconStreet Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay on 'Queen Sugar'; Having an All-Female Directing Team Salma Hayek - Women in Motion - Cannes 2018 Greta Gerwig and Saoirse Ronan on the Importance of Female Voices in Hollywood | TimesTalk
01:28
July 17, 2020