Film Panel: Women in Film



What's it like being a female filmmaker in a male dominated industry? Join moderator Barbara Ann O'Leary as she discusses tricks of the trade and industry insights with three industry professionals.
Free, but ticketed
Barbara Ann O'Leary - Moderator
Barbara Ann O'Leary’s love of film—particularly the work of women filmmakers—inspired her to launch the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party initiative in 2015. She served as IU Cinema's founding social media and web specialist, and she was the founding editor of A Place for Film, IU Cinema's blog. She currently is a member of Ann Arbor Film Festival's screening committee and has previously screened films and served on the World Cinema Jury for Indy Film Fest.

Laura Goodenow
Indianapolis’ Laura Goodenow is founder and president of the indie film distribution company Real Women Make Waves and producer of the award-winning movie "Year By the Sea," based on the NYT best-selling memoir by Joan Anderson. Her work from development to distribution has included script editing, Kickstarter campaigns, production and post-production management, theatrical booking and marketing/PR. Laura’s first musical, "Emerging From The Night," is currently in development.

Andie Redwine
A native Hoosier who is mostly Italian, Andie Redwine most enjoys telling stories. She wrote and produced the award-winning "Paradise Recovered," a film that enjoyed a 16-month film festival tour that culminated in a distribution agreement with Monarch Home Entertainment. Andie created By The Glass Productions to tell her stories which has helped raise over $44M for nonprofits, government entities, and startup firms. She is currently in development on a narrative feature film and in production on a piece for public broadcasting.


Nadine Truong
A German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, Nadine Truong worked in talent representation and production prior to earning her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute Conservatory. She received her BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA in 2003 and splits her time between Los Angeles and New York. Truong's 2017 indie drama “I Can I Will I Did” marks the first time she is in both the writer and director seat for a feature length film. Starring Tony Award nominee Mike Faist as the main protagonist, the film was a finalist for the Grand Jury Award for Excellence in Narrative Feature Filmmaking at the Los Angeles Asian American Film Festival and is an Official Selection at the 2017 Heartland Film Festival.


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