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Making It: Women in Film

By Malin Evita
In this weekly podcast, writer and cinephile Malin Evita sit down with women working in film and TV to have honest, introspective, and empowering discussions around their career journey, experiences, advice, and the importance of diversity - in front and behind the camera.
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Destigmatising Mental Health with Jaimi McPeek & Ellie Davies | Community Highlights Vol. 2
Welcome to the second edition of our Community Highlights! Do you want to be part of our next volume? Send an email to makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com and introduce yourself! This is open for all women with a passion for film, no credentials needed. Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website womeninfilm.co.uk Timestamps: 02.15: Jaimi McPeek | GoFundMe | FoaC Support Group | Follow her on Instagram: @JaimiXOXOXO & @FlipOfACoinFilm 26.10: Ellie Davies | Watch Aftermath here on YouTube | Follow her on Instagram: @EllxGracee This episode was produced and hosted by Malin Evita. Follow her on Instagram @MalinEvita, malinevita.com
41:07
July 23, 2021
#44 | From Intern to Hollywood Director with Rachel Winter
Rachel Winter is an Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker and producer who made her feature directorial debut this spring with "The Space Between" for Paramount Pictures. She received an Oscar nomination for producing the award-winning drama "Dallas Buyers Club," and in this episode she sat down to take us through her inspiring career journey - from an intern at a porn production to a Hollywood director. She also speaks all about her new movie, which can be rented on VOD in the U.S. now! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out womeninfilm.co.uk "The Space Between" iTunes U.S. Rachel Winter IMDB Malin Evita's Instagram: @MalinEvita, malinevita.com Subscribe and reach out on IG or through makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com!
55:01
July 16, 2021
#43 | Character Roots Through Production Design with Amy Williams ('Master of None')
Amy Williams is an Emmy-winning production designer with years of experience, having worked on projects like Master of None, The Wilds, Little America, A Crime to Remember, and We Need To Do Something. In this interview, Amy goes in-depth as to how her design process works and what production design means for a movie. She also tells all about working with Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, Lena Waithe, and Naomi Ackie and how they together created the deeply rich and authentic world of Master of None - from New York to Italy and artwork to books (and five hundred teddy bears.) Join our community of women in film on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out womeninfilm.co.uk! Follow Amy on Instagram @AmyRWilliams Watch all three seasons of Master of None on Netflix Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita, malinevita.com For questions and conversations, contact us through makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com Subscribe and we'll see you next week, in conversation with producer and director Rachel White!
01:02:20
July 9, 2021
Moxie & Yes, God, Yes - Are They Feminist? | Chick Flix Film Club
Welcome to the first edition of the Chick Flix Film Club! A programme presented by She Sources and Making It: Women in Film, airing the first Monday of every month. This month we are talking about Moxie (2021, dir. Amy Poehler, av. Netflix) and Yes, God, Yes (2019, dir. Karen Maine, av. Netflix) - both dramedy-coming of age movies with girls in the lead. One is about being introduced to feminism and building a movement, the other about discovering and exploring ones own repressed sexuality and sensuality as a woman in a religious environment. Every month, we want to take a deep dive into so-called "feminist films" and discuss whether or not they hit the mark. So are these two movies feminist? Let's find out! (Spoilers ahead) Timestamps: 00.06 | Moxie discussion 37.20 | Yes, God, Yes discussion Next month's movies: Jennifer's Body (2009, dir. Karyn Kusama) and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (2020, dir. Cathy Yan). This film club is hosted by Emma Stern, Lauren Piskothy, Malin Evita, and Lauren San Miguel. Follow them on Instagram at @SheSources_ and  @MakingItWomenInFilm. Websites: shesources.co & womeninfilm.co.uk.
01:11:59
July 5, 2021
#42 | The Main Character with Writer-Actress Mariah Goolsby
Mariah Goolsby is a California based actress, writer, and activist. In this episode, she sat down with Evita to talk about the power of storytelling through acting, being vulnerable with your art, and telling your own stories. They spoke about her upcoming short film MESSY (support them here) and about subverting audience expectations by telling the story of the stereotypical side character. Join our community on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk! Follow Mariah on Instagram, @MariahGoolsby -- mariahgoolsby.com Follow Evita on Instagram, @MalinEvita -- malinevita.com This episode was produced by Malin Evita. Get in touch through makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com.
51:22
July 3, 2021
Meet Vic Morel & Alyssa Thordarson | Community Highlights Vol. 1
Welcome to the first edition of our new segment: Community Highlights! Do you want to be part of our next volume? Send an email to makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com and introduce yourself! This is open for all women with a passion for film, no credentials needed. Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website womeninfilm.co.uk Timestamps: 02.15: Vic Morel | Watch Stay here, on Youtube | Follow her on Instagram: @ViclMorel 13.00: Alyssa Thordarson | Contribute to the After production campaign here | Follow her on Instagram: @AlyssaThorsHammer This episode was produced and hosted by Malin Evita. Follow her on Instagram @MalinEvita, malinevita.com
36:55
June 25, 2021
#41 | Bringing Truth to Screen with "Pieces of a Woman" Birth Consultant Elan Vital McAllister
Elan Vital McAllister is a former theatre producer and current doula who worked as the birth consultant for Pieces of a Woman (2020, dir. Kornél Mundruczó), a film known for its captivating 24-minute one-shot birthing scene. In this episode, Elan shares how she got involved with the project and how she petitioned to meet with the producers and the day before shooting, sat down with the team and completely rewrote the script. She also details what it was like to work with lead actress Vanessa Kirby and shares her passion for bringing truth to screen. Join our online community on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk! Watch Pieces of a Woman now on Netflix. Get in touch with Elan through her website, elanvital.love Malin Evita produced this episode; follow her on Instagram @MalinEvita, malinevita.com
44:57
June 18, 2021
#40 | Pride: The Moments We Feel Seen
Donate to Galop - An anti-violence charity for LGBTQ+ people. Happy Pride! This week, Evita sat down for a solo episode talking all about memorable moments of queer representation, the power of representation, as well as shedding light on several LGBTQ+ filmmakers and their movies. Join the conversation over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk! Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita, malinevita.com Media mentioned: Rowan Ellis' YouTube Channel Womxn In Film Zine Pretty Little Liars Grey's Anatomy Love, Simon Brooklyn Nine-Nine Blue is the Warmest Color Atypical Booksmart Fleabag Scream Tomboy Moonlight Schitt's Creek The Haunting of Bly Manor The Arrowverse The Last of Us Perks of Being a Wallflower Victim I Killed My Mother Heartbeats Laurence Anyways Matthias and Maxine Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown All About My Mother Pain and Glory Kaboom Totally Fucked Up Mysterious Skin The Matrix franchise American Horror Story Pose The Assassination of Gianni Versace Portrait of a Lady on Fire Waterlillies The Watermelon Woman Pariah Bessie Mudbound Appropriate Behaviour The Miseducation of Cameron Post The Bisexual Lingua Franca The Half of It Saving Face
55:06
June 11, 2021
#39 | Awareness v. Exploitation with Actor/Producer Oriane Pick
Best known for critically acclaimed series 'Call It a Day' and nominated film 'Say Your Name', Actress & Producer Oriane Pick has played many multi-dimensional characters with a unique story, always aiming at subverting taboos, across all topics and genres. She is also the founder of Candid Broads Productions, a production company dedicated to amplifying diversity and emerging artists. This week, Oriane sat down with host Evita to talk all about her journey, thoughts on conscious inclusion, educating yourself on topics, and the line between spreading awareness and exploiting said topic. Don't forget to follow @MakingItWomenInFilm on Instagram and check out womeninfilm.co.uk for more! Instagram: @Oriane_Pick (itsoriane.com) & @Candid_Broads_Productions (candidbroadsproductions.com) Hosted and produced by Malin Evita, malinevita.com
56:00
June 4, 2021
#38 | The Music of Editing with Summer Spiro
Summer Spiro is an editor and actress who joined Evita to talk about the underrated power and musicality of editing, and how editing the web series 'PLATONIC' (watch it here), an LGBTQ+ show about modern relationships, where she also starred as the lead, led her to an intense confrontation of acceptance. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and read our online zine, womeninfilm.co.uk! IG: @SummerSpiro | summerspiro.com If you would like to ask us any questions or find out more, feel free to email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com This episode was hosted and produced by Malin Evita.
41:33
May 21, 2021
#37 | The Dirty Laundry of Filmmaking with Roxy Shih
Roxy Shih is a Taiwanese-Dutch-American director of horror projects such as Dark/Web and Mira Mira. In today's episode, she sat down with Evita to talk about the true filmmaking experience: From failure to microbudgets, hope, and fighting for the 'Magic'. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our online magazine womeninfilm.co.uk Instagram: @RoxyShih | RoxyShih.com Dark/Web: Available on Amazon Prime Video Mira Mira: Available through Crypt TV (watch here) Listen to her podcast, Two Horny Goats, on all major podcast platforms | twohornygoats.com This episode was produced and edited by Malin Evita (@MalinEvita).
57:32
May 14, 2021
#36 | How to Be a Successful Freelancer in the Film Industry with Nikki Petersen
Nikki Petersen is an American, Paris-based filmmaker who runs her own business and has worked with Vogue, Armani, Lancôme, YouTube Original, and more! In today's episode she spoke with Evita about her career journey, differences between the French and American film industry, key advice on being a successful freelancer and running your own business, and developing healthy work/life balance habits. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our online magazine, womeninfilm.co.uk Follow Nikki on Instagram @NikkiPetersenFilm / nikkipetersenfilm.com This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita.
01:04:55
May 7, 2021
#35 | Ageism and Abuse in Hollywood with Film Historian Pam Munter
Pam Munter is a film historian, writer, former performer, and retired clinical psychiatrist. She is also the writer of "Fading Fame: Women of a Certain Age in Hollywood" (purchase it here); a collection of short stories and plays about women in Hollywood and their lives after fame. In this episode, she and Evita talk all about classic Hollywood - the mythical creatures celebrities used to be - and what it really looks like behind the curtain. They also dig into the blatant, misogynistic ageism that female actresses face and what things we can do to combat it. Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm & check out our online magazine, womeninfilm.co.uk! Check out Pam's website here. This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita, IG: @MalinEvita
53:45
May 1, 2021
#34 | Stories with Impact with Jade Zaroff & Sarah Franco
Happy Earth Day (Week)! Jade Zaroff and Sarah Franco are the makers and leads of the environmentalist comedy web series, Jade & Jaded. In today's episode, Evita sat down with the two talk about everything from how to tell activist stories without coming off as "pushy", their journey through creation and filmmaking, to the most valuable things they have learned from each other and the four-year process of this project. It is an episode filled with love and creative nourishment, I really hope you enjoy it. Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website womeninfilm.co.uk for more! For updates on Jade & Jaded, follow them on all socials at @JadeandJaded and watch their pilot here! This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita, follow her on Instagram @MalinEvita.
01:00:57
April 23, 2021
#33 | Be the Change You Want to See, with Filmmaker Caris Rianne
Caris Rianne is a British filmmaker and founder of Rianne Pictures - a volunteer-run production house of everything features, shorts, etc. a mentor programme ("Evolve") and a film festival ("Women X")! In today's episode, Evita and Caris spoke about everything from her upbringing, (lack of) working-class accessibility in the industry, taking direct action to be the change you want to see, female and queer stereotypes that need to GO, the Women X festival, and so much more. It is an incredibly inspiring, open, and entertaining conversation. Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk! For updates on everything they do, follow @RiannePictures on all social media platforms and find out more about them on riannepicture.com Submit your short film to Women X (at least one person who directs, writes, or produces must identify as a woman or non-binary) on Film Freeway. Hosted and edited by Malin Evita. Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita
59:44
April 16, 2021
#32 | Taboos on Screen with Director Ana Pio
This week we have another exciting episode for you! Our guest this week is the amazing Ana Pio. She is a film director who studied Music, specializing in Piano, from the age of 10. Later, she pursued her studies in Cinema at University of Beira Interior in Portugal, complemented with a semester at the University of Lincoln, UK. She directed and produced her debut short film, in 2014, "I Welcome You to This House", funded by the Portuguese Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual. In 2015, she specialized in Directing by completing "Ode" and "Eden" during her Masters at Met Film School, in London, where she currently lives. "Eden" screened in over 25 international film festivals, won the Women in Film Achievement Award at the New Renaissance Film Festival and was later distributed by Shorts International. In this episode we talk to Ana about her introduction into the film industry and her current passion for destigmatising women's relationship with blood in films!  Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFim See you next week for another exciting interview! This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest starring Ana Pio, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information go to womeninfilm.co.uk
42:01
April 2, 2021
#31 | Mental Health in Film with Self Charm Director Ella Greenwood and Producer Karina Michel
We are back with another exciting episode! And our guests this week are the amazing 'Self Charm' Director Ella Greenwood and Producer 'Karina Michel'.  Karina is passionate about supporting young, female talent in the industry, and worked with 19 year old Ella Greenwood, who works as a mental health activist and is an ambassador for teenage mental health charity stem4. She was awarded 'Positive Female Role Model Of The Year' in the 2020 Darkus Awards. These amazing women collaborated on short film 'Self Charm', which tackles the issue off self harm and it sees Bukky Bakray, BAFTA winning Actress from Netflix 'Rocks'.  Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm. See you next week for another exciting interview! This episode was hosted by Malin Evita, guest-starring Ella Greenwood and Karina Michel', and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information, go to womeninfilm.co.uk.  Additional Sources include: https://womeninfilm.co.uk/2021/02/06/changing-the-narrative-mental-health-awareness-in-film-fiction-statistics-solutions/
40:41
March 26, 2021
#30 | Women's Film History
Read about more women throughout film history here. Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In honour of that, Shania and Evita sat down to highlight key women in the film industry, their experiences and successes, aswell as discuss their own views on the part women play with the film industry. Watch the restored version of The Curse of Quon Gwon on YouTube. Read the full Persephone Magazine article on Marion E. Wong Read the full transcript of Francis Coppola talking about women in film and history. Follow us on Instagram at @MakingItWomenInFilm for more content like this, and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk. This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita and edited by Shania Bethune. Additional sources include: Domestika, The New York Times, Atlas Obscura, and Women Film Pioneer Project.
31:18
March 19, 2021
#29 | Making the Casting Room a Safe Space with Casting Director Suzanne Smith
Suzanne Smith is an Emmy-award winning casting director - most recently, you might be familiar with her work on shows like Outlander, Good Omens, and Warrior Nun. She has years of experience in the industry and has worked with both live theatre, cinema, and television - all the while watching it grow and evolve. For this episode, she spoke with Evita about how the casting industry as changed over the years, focusing on creating a safer work environment (discussion around sexual harassment and the "casting couch" at 35.00-46.00) and the increase of diverse roles. Follow us on Instagram at @MakingItWomenInFilm for more content like this, and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk. This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita, guest-starring Suzanne Smith.
59:57
March 12, 2021
#28 | Women's Day 2021 Special
Happy Women's Day! In celebration, we wanted to hear from you listeners - your thoughts, opinions, people you wanted to celebrate. So we made a call-out on our Instagram (keep an eye out for future ones, @MakingItWomenInFilm) asking for submissions. So here's what we've got on the programme today: 1.00 - Nancy Clarke: Women in the Film Curriculum (IG: @NancyRoseClarke, nancyroseclarke.wixsite.com) 6.20 - Lauren & Reilly: Celebrating Eachother and (laurenpiskothy.com & reillyshanahan.com) 14.00 - Abiola Olaitan: Is the Femme Fatale Archetype Sexist? 18.30 - Flaminia Marchetti: Representation in Italian Cinema (IG: @flaams) 25.30 - Olivia Morrison: Working Class Cinema in the U.K. (IG & Twitter: @OliviaGMorrison) Thank you all so much for your contribution and support - you're incredible. This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita, guest-starring Nancy Clarke, Lauren Piskothy, Reilly Shanahan, Abiola Olaitan, Flaminia Marchetti, and Olivia Morrison. womeninfilm.co.uk
47:51
March 8, 2021
#27 | Eating Disorder Awareness in Film & TV with Brooke Trantor
Find resources and support for dealing with eating disorders at beateatingdisorders.org.uk or call their helpline 0808 801 0677 (UK) or go to nationaleatingdisorders.org or call their helpline at (800) 931-2237, reach their crisis text line by texting NEDA to 741741. Brooke Trantor is an actor, filmmaker, and improviser who joined Evita for a discussion around eating disorder awareness, her movie Yours Are Mine, how our body image is influenced by the media, and the depiction of ED in film and television. You can watch Yours Are Mine here on Flixa - a free trial is available. For updates, follow Brooke on Instagram @BrookeTrantor and check out her website, brooketrantor.com. TRIGGER WARNING: This is a very vulnerable conversation about ED and ED recovery. Please skip this episode if this is a triggering subject for you. Here are the topics and timestamps so you can jump back and forth comfortably and safely. 00.00 - 24.00: Talk about ED recovery and fear of relapsing. Vulnerable, in-depth. 00.45 - Meet Brooke: Her journey into acting and filmmaking. 04.40 - The making of Yours Are Mine; creating a safe space on set. 20.00 - How to stop second-guessing yourself 24.00 - 51.00: Personal stories of poor body image and discussion around the portrayal of eating disorders in the media, recovery and healing. Vulnerable, in-depth. 24.00 - How pop-culture influences our body image 30.00 - Beauty standards and the need for reflecting truth 35.40 - How eating disorders are represented on screen (the mentioned article) 47.10 - How to support someone with an ED 51.00 - Women who inspire shout out 54.20 - A last message to the people listening For more content on women in the film industry, follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website, womeninfilm.co.uk. Happy Women's History Month - we will see you next week! This episode was hosted and edited by Malin Evita, guest-starring Brooke Trantor.
56:30
March 5, 2021
#26 | Spreading Awareness Through Film with Ipek Ensari & Camille Hollett-French
Scientific researcher Ipek Ensari and filmmaker Camille Hollett-French are the co-directors of ENDOMIC - a Slamdance accepted film about endometriosis. Shania sat down to talk to them about how they found each other and developed this idea, what it was like to shoot during COVID, working together but never meeting each other, and how we can use film as a way of spreading awareness and make science accessible to the wider population. Enjoy! Don't forget to follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our website womeninfilm.co.uk ENDOMIC Film IG: @abloodycrisis Ipek's website: ipekensari.com Camille's IG: @thiscity0fmine, website: camillehollett-french.com Shania's IG: @shaniafilm Evita's IG: @malinevita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune, guest-starring Ipek Ensari and Camille Hollett-French, and was edited by Malin Evita.
48:15
February 26, 2021
#25 | Personal Transformation Through Filmmaking with Gretl Claggett
Gretl Claggett is an award-winning independent filmmaker and maker of the films Happy Hour and Stormchaser. Today she is joining us to discuss her craft and journey, how to tell personal stories, and how to use those stories as a way of personal transformation. We also dig into the future of the film industry in terms of indie artists, and the differences between the U.S. and the U.K. Follow us on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm and check out our online zine on womeninfilm.co.uk Follow Gretl on: Facebook as Gretl Claggett, Instagram @GretlMarlene, and Twitter @GretlClaggett Gretl's website: gretlclaggett.com Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune & @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita and check out her website, malinevita.com Subscribe wherever you are listening so you won't miss the next week's episode! This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Gretl Claggett, and edited by Malin Evita.
01:05:29
February 19, 2021
#24 | 6 Years — 1 Documentary: The Making of Bleeding Audio with Chelsea Christer and Erin Persley
Today we are joined by the makers of music documentary Bleeding Audio, director Chelsea Christer and producer Erin Persley.  Music Documentary BLEEDING AUDIO was accepted as an official selection in Slamdance Film Festival 2021 for February. This feature film by Chelsea Christer is gripping the hearts of critics with its rise and fall story on the alternative punk band "The Matches." It is one of only eight documentaries in the feature selection to screen. Not to mention, the cast and crew are 100% female! Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Chelsea Christer and Erin Perlsey, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information, go to womeninfilm.com or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com.
51:34
February 12, 2021
#23 | We Need Diversity in Film Criticism with Tia White from FilmmeNoire
We are back! And our guest this week is Tia White, a CSUS graduate of Journalism and Film Studies, co-creator of FilmmeNoire, and choreographer/dancer. She is also a fiction writer committed to adding multi-dimensional authenticity to black stories and heroines, which we discuss a lot in today's episode! Tia and her best friend Deja, also run FilmmeNoire, a film review and history platform showcasing cinema arts past and present; and their connectivity of humans across various demographics.   Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm For more from Tia, follow @FilmmeNoire on Instagram and check out FilmmeNoire.com See you next week for another exciting interview with Director Chelsea Christer and Producer Erin Persley - the makers of Bleeding Audio. This episode was hosted by Malin Evita, guest-starring Tia White, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information, go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com.
57:11
February 5, 2021
#22 | The Secret World of Extras with Casting Agent Fiona Miller
This week our guest is Fiona Miller. a casting agent for major casting company GBM casting based in Glasgow, Scotland. Fiona's work history is exceptional, she has casted shows from HBO, BBC, Netflix, and much more! In this episode, Evita and Shania sit down with Fiona to discuss the secret world of extras, representation in the eyes of a casting agent and the film industry in Scotland. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmal.com See you next week for another exciting interview!
49:46
December 11, 2020
#21 | Explore Script Supervision with Jane Houston
This week our guest is Jane Houston. A script supervisor with an exceptional history of work from Killing Eve, Shameless, Fleabag, and Peaky Blinders. In this episode, Evita and Shania sit down with Jane to discuss her experience in the industry, what script supervising really involves and much more! Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, and edited by Shania Bethune. For mote information go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com. See you next week with another exciting interview!
42:10
December 4, 2020
#20 | We Need To Talk About Sia's controversy and the Misrepresentation of Autism in the Media
This week Shania and Evita sat down to discuss current controversy in the news regarding Sia's new film 'Music', Regina Kings directorial debut 'One nIght in Miami', what they have been up to lately and film/ tv show recommendations. As always, representation in the film industisrty is a current theme throughout this conversation, and we encourage you to get involved!  Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, and edited by Shania Bethune. For more information go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com. See you next week with another exciting interview!
34:52
November 27, 2020
#19 | Creative Processes and Sustainability with Lee Phillips
In this episode, we sat down with writer Lee Phillips to talk about writing routines, creative processes, how to tackle your aspirations when studying and working, creating sustainability over productivity, burn out and mental health, and more! Join our online community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow us: Lee: @c.har.lee Shania: @ShaniaBethune Evita: @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Lee Phillips, and was edited by Shania Bethune. For more information go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
55:27
November 23, 2020
#18 | Empowering Outfits and Superhero(ine)s with Costume Designer Helen Huang
Helen Huang is a phenomenal (and Emmy-award-winning) costume designer whose work includes American Horror Story, Birds of Prey, and the new Emma Roberts rom-com, Holidate. In this episode, we get into her career, the most valuable lessons she's learned along the way, and how integral it is to have diversity across departments behind the camera. Join our community of online filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow us on Instagram! Helen: @HellyHuang Shania: @ShaniaBethune Evita: @MalinEvita Watch Holidate on Netflix, available now. This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Helen Huang, and edited by Malin Evita. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
51:40
November 13, 2020
#17 | Composing Soundtracks with Herdís Stefánsdóttir
This week, Shania and Evita sat down with the Icelandic film score composer, Herdís Steffánsdóttir ("The Sun is Also a Star" and "The Hate U Give") to talk about her career, creative process, and the underrated power of soundtracks in film. Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Herdís on Instagram @HerdisStef Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita This episode was hosted by Shania Bethune and Malin Evita, guest-starring Herdís Steffánsdóttir, and edited by Malin Evita. For more information, go to malinevita.com/podcast or email us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com See you next week where we sit down with costume designer Helen Huang!
33:27
November 6, 2020
#16 | Horror Films and Feminism with Expert Alison Peirse
Dr Alison Peirse is a film professor and writer of "After Dracula", "Korean Horror Cinema", and "Women Make Horror: Filmmaking, Feminism, Genre". In this episode, we talk all about the history of women in horror and women creating horror, as well as advice for new filmmakers and horror movie recommendations to watch on Halloween! Join our community of women filmmakers over on Instagram @MakingItWomenInFilm Follow Alison on Instagram @AlisonPeirse, and purchase "Women Make Horror" here. Follow Shania on Instagram @ShaniaBethune and @ShaniaFilm Follow Evita on Instagram @MalinEvita Alison's book list recommendations: Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror Films from the 1890's to Present, by Robin R. Means Coleman Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in Modern Horror Film, Carol J. Glover The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick, by Mallory O'Meary 1000 Women in Horror: 1896-2018, by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas House of Psychotic Women: Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films, by Kier-La Janisse This episode was hosted by Malin Evita and Shania Bethune, guest-starring Alison Peirse, and edited by Malin Evita. For more, go to malinevita.com/podcast or contact us at makingitwomeninfilm@gmail.com
56:37
October 30, 2020
#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.
50:05
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.
51:22
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
40:05
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.
41:47
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
38:51
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
50:23
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
44:16
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
49:47
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.
30:39
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
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July 17, 2020