Queer films are overwhelmingly male- both behind the camera and on screen. Queer film criticism writer Ryan Coleman breaks down the historical importance of female directed and female focused Desert Hearts and its’ influence on Queer cinema.
Film writer Sophie Hayssen discusses the intricacies of Big Little Lies’s domestic abuse plot line through the lens of the Me Too movement’s ousting of public figures. With the manipulative tendencies of abusers to appear like good people, Sophie breaks down the complexity of public personas.
Starting and completing a script can be so difficult. Who has the time to sit and write? How do you even pick what to write about? For this edition of the Hustle, Alex Hanson helps us out with her best tips for writing in your free time.
Mentorship can be tricky to find, and even trickier to keep up. Alexa Jordan shares how her relationship with filmmaker Catherine Filloux grew into a creative partnership as well. Incredible things happen when women help each other.
Film student, Grace Bennett writes about her love of the late Agnes Varda. Inspired to find beauty, honesty, and a story in the world around her, Grace thanks Agnes for her work and trailblazing influence for women in film.
Branded video director extraordinaire Blair Waters is used to challenges. But learning how to shoot her first short film came with it’s own unique struggles. In this edition of “The Hustle” she shares with us the 10 things to keep top of mind when shooting a short film.
The Hustle is The Light Leaks’s newest resource tailored to YOU! Ask us questions, if we can’t answer from our own experience, we’ll find someone who’s able to. We got you. Let’s get to it: Internships! They’re pretty mysterious. Seems to have one, be looking for one, or somewhere in between. Don’t know where to start? No worries,
Anya Steiner is a Chicago based filmmaker who, through the internet has been able to meet, collaborate with, and become friends with other women in film across the US and internationally. She’s now crowdfunding for a project called “Rational Creatures”.