Ainslie Cloutson, director of 600 BOTTLES OF WINE

#FF Fri Fundraisers for April 21, 2017

Just over a year ago, Aisha Tyler was crowdfunding for her first feature film, AXIS. Since then, she not only completed her campaign – 2,009 backers pledged $193,554 (!!) – but she completed the film and is bringing it to the big screen via a festival run that includes the Nashville Film Festival. I’m attending NaFF this whole week doing my best to tweet about all 84 films

Directors and stars of A CLOSER WALK WITH THEE

directed by women (many short films) and I’ll spotlight Aisha Tyler and a few others who will be present for red carpets and Q&A sessions after their films.

Last night, I was among the brave to catch A Closer Walk with Thee, a horror film in the “Graveyard Shift” competition directed by John C. Clark & Brie Williams. It was a creepy-funny delve into evangelical extremist characters who maintain their internal motivations to the bloody end. This is not a typical watch for me, but I was drawn into the story and impressed by the high-quality production elements, like sound design and inventive stylized camera work by DP Kate Ketcham – all on a shoestring budget!  And it is yet another testimony to the successes of crowdfunding: $35,008 pledged by 166 backers on kickstarter!

On that note, consider how you can contribute to the projects listed below. We have a good amount of new campaigns, so scroll to the end! Thanks for your support!

                                              — Sarah


Reminder: All of the projects listed below have female directors at the helm OR they are projects that benefit women directors (e.g., film festivals, funds, etc).  The campaigns at the top of the list are the ones ending soonest, so get in there and support ASAP (with $$ or an RT on Twitter). Click the titles to go directly to each project’s crowdfunding page, those in italics are new additions this week.

Thanks for visiting and thank you very much for helping us support and raise awareness about WOMEN DIRECTORS AT WORK!

Crowdfunding Projects for Friday, April 21, 2017


YELLOW, directed by Sarah Deakins – @YELLOWthefilm1

SOLSTICE RANCH, directed by Christianna Carmine – @solsticeranch

COMMERCIAL FOR THE QUEEN OF MEATLOAF, directed by Dina Fiasconaro – @queenofmeatloaf

MARGOLAND, directed by Sarah Simone – @sarrrahs18 @MargolandFilm

LULU, directed by Diana Cignoni – @GroundHeroFilm

HUMAN PLIGHTS, directed by Melanie D’Andrea – @melaniedandrea

BUTTERFLIES, directed by Cady McClain – @CadyMcClain, @butterfliesmov 

STREETLIGHTS, directed by Patricia Santana – n/a

JOYRIDER, directed by Bianca Kajlich and Clare Kramer – @MissKajlich @ClareKramer @JoyRiderMovie 

BAD EXAMPLE, directed by Kimberly Banks – @kimberlybanks2

BEFORE THE INK DRIES, co-directed by Alexandra Sedlak – @alexkaysedlak

DEAR GEORGE, directed by Emily Skyle @deargeorgefilm

600 BOTTLES OF WINE, directed by Ainslie Cloutson – n/a

AN ACT OF TERROR, directed by Ashley Brim Riddle – @anactofterror

SILVER STREAM, directed by Grace Kiley – @gracekileyact

MI TIERRA, directed by Sandra Camargo – @mitierrafilm

SHAMAN MEDICINE WOMAN, directed by Sara Pozzoli – @ShamanWomanFILM


If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.


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