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IS 2021 THE YEAR FOR FEMALE DIRECTORS?

In 92 years only five women have ever been in the running for the Best Director Academy Award and only one, Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010, has won. For the Golden Globe awards it’s pretty much the same, only one woman has ever taken home the award for Best Director,…
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20/20 Vision

2020 has been quite some year. Everyone reading this already knows about the havoc COVID-19 has had on everyone’s lives, so I won’t bother going into detail. While this blog is written within the backdrop of the dreaded Coronavirus, it will not be the focus. Instead, I want to look…
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2020 and the women who made history.

We all know that 2020 has not been the best year. We have gone through very complex and challenging times and with the pandemic and the uncertainty of the future, it’s easy to lose hope when everything seems so bleak. But the world is full of possibilities and even in…
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What Award Season Taught Us

Award season is complete, but what has it taught us? The lack of diversity and lack of female representation was highlighted again and again and it's getting harder and harder to be wilfully blind to it. Women were still overlooked in so many categories and it feels like the industry is…
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Rough with the Smooth

2019 has been quite some year. There have been many great achievements and accomplishments. But, accompanying the proverbial rough of the smooth, there have been disappointments and challenges too. Let’s start with the smooth. This was the year that we officially launched MsMono and I have been wonderfully surprised by…
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Thoughts of a Grand-Millennial

During my daily procrastination scroll of Facebook, I came across a meme that left me feeling more self aware than I have in years.  Grand-millennial A mid-twenty something who prefers being at home with a blanket and Netflix than out partying. At the time, I chuckled and sent it on…
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The Power of Perspective

I’ve learnt that the perspective in which you view your life is changeable. Sometimes this shifts due to a huge life event, sometimes through smaller life lessons. Perspective according to the Cambridge English Dictionary is “a particular way of considering something”. I’ve always considered Life to be too short to…
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The Weight on Women

When the idea of this essay first came to me it was born of rage. A rage born of confusion. How can you treat a person with respect and kindness, with humanity, and they respond with, this? As a woman- a woman of colour- it is exhausting, and disheartening, and…
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Redefining the narrative

People often ask me what I mean when I say my biggest passion when it comes to storytelling is "redefining the narrative for women through Film and TV".  Picture this. A young couple walk hand-in-hand along the beach. They’ve both managed to sneak a beer from their older siblings and…
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Learning to Say No

I’m a big believer is working on as many projects as you can when you are starting out. The more sets you are on, the more you will learn! I have worked on some very disorganized sets and learned how to run mine better. I’ve worked for no pay outside…