We’re asking producers, production companies and filmmakers to pledge that 80% or more of the films they make will pass the Bechdel Test.
To pass the Bechdel Test your film must have:
Two women with names
Like 'Kelly', or 'Dahra'.
Who talk to each other
About something other than a man
Really, anything! Work, hopes, dreams, fears, family, how they like their coffee.
Our pioneer pledgers are leading the way.
Broad Street Pictures is engaged in the development and production of movies for worldwide theatrical, video, television, and electronic distribution. The company, led by Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and Sarah Megan Thomas (Backwards), is producing the feature length drama Equity starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad). Shooting of this Wall Street themed film is scheduled for Spring 2015, with a projected release date of Summer 2016.
Leah Meyerhoff is a Student Academy Award-nominated director, producer and screenwriter. Her films have screened in over 200 film festivals worldwide and won over a dozen international awards. Visit her website.
Aberrant Pictures creates original, cutting edge content for TV, film and transmedia. Formed by Hannah Cheesman (Whatever, Linda, Cheese) and Mackenzie Donaldson (Co-producer, Orphan Black) in 2013, Aberrant thinks of itself as a dynamic blend of commercial and art-house with a strong comedic sensibility. They currently are developing a handful of TV shows, three features, and a slew of ‘budget’ digital programs. Visit their website.
Katie Boland (Long Story, Short, The Master, Reign) chosen by Elle Canada as one of the three Canadians to watch, with over 60 starring roles so far, winner of the Birks Diamond Women In Film Award, and picked as one of Playback’s 2013 10 To Watch. Visit her website.
BABE NATION is a full-service production company that specializes in feature films, television, digital content and more. Visit their website.
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning actress, writer and producer based in New York City. Naomi wrote, produced, and starred in the feature film, IMAGINE I’M BEAUTIFUL, which took home 12 awards on the film festival circuit including 4 Best Pictures and, for Naomi, 3 Best Actress Awards and The Don Award for Best Independently Produced Screenplay of 2014. Visit her website.
Candy Factory Films is a filmmaker-friendly multimedia distribution and production company that embraces emerging distribution and social media trends to successfully promote films and incentivize project-specific audiences. They promise individualized services and customized experiences to increase overall exposure. They pride themselves on their inventive methods for filmmaking success. Visit their website.
She has written and directed both narrative and documentary film. Her feature documentary Army of One (2004 Hot Docs Best Canadian Feature Documentary; 2005 Gemini Nomination for Best Director) and When We Were Boys (Donald Brittain Gemini Nomination for Best Documentary; Indiewire Top 10 Documentaries 2009) led to her short drama Hidden Driveway (TIFF 2011) and her award-winning, critically acclaimed first feature drama Porch Stories, which released in Canada in June 2015 after touring festivals. Her films have played at festivals such as TIFF, IDFA, Hot Docs and True/False, as well as broadcasting worldwide. Visit her website.
Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik is best known as the creator, writer and showrunner of CBC’s Strange Empire. She’s also the co-creator executive producer and Gemini Award-winning writer of Durham County. She’s the supervising producer and writer of Bliss; and writer and story editor of Cold Squad.
“Talking is no good and doesn’t make any difference. I decided very early that I should stop talking and act, because then we can talk about my actions.” Anna Serner, Swedish Film Institute CEO