With more feature films directed by women coming to a theater near you, let’s talk comedy! Recently Bustle pointed out reasons why it needs to be okay for women-centric comedies to be “not so great” sometimes. Not that we want failure, but since the frequency of lady-led comedies has been so low in the release numbers per year or season, each flop or low performance at the box office feels like a death knell rather than “the cost of doing business” in the grand scheme of the movie landscape. Things are changing as Bustle points out:
The amount of female-led comedies released in a given year is still significantly lower than male-led ones, but there has been an increase, and perhaps the influx of films led studios and critics to realize that they could exist without that added, unnecessary pressure.
Two ensemble female comedies with hilarious vacay-themed premises are up this summer: Rough Night (out this weekend, directed by Lucia Aniello) and Girls Trip (out July 21, directed by Malcolm D. Lee). Buckle down for all the teary-eyed laugh and martini glass emojis!
What’s your favorite comedy with a lady lead? Personally, I’ll take Mean Girls, The Princess Diaries, and Ghostbusters.
In today’s crowdfunding round-up you’ll find comedies among other genres and formats. Take a look at these up-and-comers and pitch in your support. Find us on Twitter to RT the campaigns below!
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, June 16, 2017
DRESSED, directed by Katie Schiller – @myfriendkatiee
CORPORATELY CHALLENGED, directed by Shannon Phipps – @Shannon_phipps @CChallengedShow
SOMEBODY’S MOTHER, directed by Gabriela Tollman – @GabrielaTollman
EATING AN ELEPHANT, directed by Julia Saponova – n/a
PENNY FOSTER, directed by Diane Carol Harder – @DianeCHarder
BREASTS, directed by – @EvaContis @breaststhefilm
VICIOUS WOMEN, directed by Jennifer Lee – @JenniferLeeUSA
CATNIP NATION, directed by Tina Traster – @catnipnationdoc
PSYCHICOLOGIST, directed by Annika Hylmo – @psychicologist_
CONTROL, directed by Kimmy Gatewood – @kimmygatewood
AMERICAN IMMIGRANT STORIES, directed by Leah Williams – n/a
BUT WHAT WAS SHE WEARING?, directed by Vaishnavi Sundar -@vaishax
BIG SONIA, directed by Leah Warshawski – @bigsoniamovie
If you’d like your project included in our next #FF Fri Fundraiser post, please email us with the details listed HERE.