Remember when Christine Vachon from Killer Films visited to New Zealand last year (& the impressive way she juggled two Blackberries, according to my Auckland mate who went along to hear her speak)? She didn't give a talk in Wellywood but I love her books and always go to see a new Killer film asap. And now, via the San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, here's news about an initiative we can take part in (if we can manage the May 14 deadline).
Christine Vachon writes about the project on Indiewire and the details are here (including some comments from New Zealand's own Leo Woodhead). This is the intro:
Massify and Killer Films (Boys Don't Cry, Kids, Far From Heaven ) have joined forces to create a provocative and humorous short film developed entirely through the Massify production network. At the forefront of independent cinema, Killer is looking for an outsider's story, the kind you don't normally hear about. But this project really belongs to you, because you're going to make it happen - from the concept, through production, cast, crew, and post - everything will be done by members of the Massify community. And before production begins, we need to find someone to take the reins. So if you're a filmmaker with a great story, pitch your concept now.
Massify (Connect Collaborate Create: A production network for people who make film possible) seems to be the US equivalent of Britain's Shooting People. To date, no surprise, many more men than women are pitching their outsider stories. What would happen if Killer created a similar project just for women?