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Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

Heroines of Cinema: The 10 Most Exciting Young Female Directors in the World Today

This week, the British Film Institute released statistics revealing that a mere 14 feature films were directed by women in the UK last year, compared to 164 by men. Meanwhile, of the 16 gala premieres just announced by this year’s Toronto film festival, none have female directors.

The prejudices faced by women filmmakers – half of all film school graduates but only 5% of working Hollywood directors – have been well-documented. Those who do make it talk often of the depressing struggle they faced to get there, far longer on average than their male counterparts. It is equally common to hear of a female director whose difficulties in getting financed or produced stemmed from the personal subject matter of their work.

READ MORE: From Emma Thompson and Tilda Swinton to Ava DuVernay and Sally Potter: All Our Heroines of Cinema

It would seem that both of these realities are informed by the depressing strain of misogyny which judges the perspective of a young woman to be somehow lesser. Greta Gerwig showed awareness of this when she said “| think that people get really angry when it’s women doing it, to be totally honest. There’s something that feels threatening about it and they have to be doing something other than being thoughtful. It has to be somehow an exercise in narcissism, because why else would you make anything about women?”.

Yet plenty of young female voices have succeeded in breaking through these absurd walls of prejudice, and not with any hint of compromise. Here is a list of ten female directors aged 40 or younger, whose achievements make for refreshing reading, both for content of their work and the way they have established their careers. It is a subjective list, and no disservice to any of the women not included, especially those who simply happen to exceed my arbitrary age limit. My focus on youth need signify no more than an inspiring look to the future, and the many decades of filmmaking we can expect from each of the following.

Sally El-Hosaini
Age: 37-38
Nationality: British
Claim to fame: Turning the urban crime genre on its head
Her story: The British tradition of “gritty realism” may have hit highs through the work of fellow British women Lynn Ramsay, Clio Barnard and Andrea Arnold, but in lesser hands it has also been done to death. Last year, Welsh-Egyptian director El-Hosaini burst onto the scene with “My Brother the Devil”, a film that at first appears to be a fairly conventional, if well-constructed, urban drama about two brothers drawn towards a life of crime. But then the plot veers into totally unexpected territory, transforming the narrative into a bold and vital deconstruction of contemporary masculinity. This makes sense of – and more than justifies – the long struggle El-Hosaini faced to get the film made.

Miranda July
Age: 39
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: giving the indie wunderkind a female face
Her story: The strand of independent cinema forever doomed to be described as “quirky” and “eccentric” has a chequered history, with directors such as Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry representing its zenith, but many below them giving it a bad name. Either way, it has tended to be men who are permitted to express their quirks on film – until the arrival of Miranda July with her 2004 film “Me and You and Everyone we Know”. July has had her fair share of critics – I myself came down hard on her 2011 release “The Future” – but her idiosyncratic filmmaking voice is uniquely hers, and against a landscape of male-constructed manic pixie dream girls, uniquely refreshing.

Celine Sciamma
Age: 32
Nationality: French
Claim to fame: subverting gender expectations
Her story: The press treatment of Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh makes clear that media coverage of childhood gender nonconformity is not exactly enlightened. And whilst we can only dream of Celine Sciamma’s “Tomboy” reaching the kind of audience exposed to that level of tabloid dross, it remains a startling film about a ten year old girl who moves to a new town and announces to her new friends that she is a boy. Before this, Sciamma’s debut “Water Lilies” screened at Cannes at the age of 25. With a striking minimalist style both indebted to French tradition and uniquely hers, Sciamma has won over the critical fraternity without compromising her focus on young female sexuality.

Lucia Puenzo
Age: 39
Nationality: Argentinian
Claim to fame: narrating the intersex experience
Her story: Not dissimilarly to Sciamma, Lucia Puenzo announced her arrival with 2007’s XXY, a film about an intersex teen facing adolescent struggles both familiar and unique. The film scooped the Critics Week Grand Prix at Cannes, and Puenzo was back on the Croisette this year, with her third feature “Wakolda” screening as part of Un Certain Regard. A well-received drama about a Nazi physician who develops an unhealthy obsession with an aryan Argentinian family, it is evidence that Puenzo’s storytelling scope remains as wide as ever.

Dee Rees
Age: 35-36
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: breaking ground for lesbian cinema
Her story: When “Blue is the Warmest Colour” won the Palme d’or earlier this summer, there were voices that wondered whether Cannes would have been so quick to embrace a teenage lesbian drama had it not had a middle aged straight male director at its helm. Yet two years earlier, Dee Rees proved that such narratives do not need the hand of patriarchal guidance in order to break through. Her semi-autobiographical film “Pariah” scored a 95% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and awards from all quarters including the Indie Spirits, the National Board of Review and Sundance. An unprecedented level of industry endorsement for a black lesbian narrative from a black lesbian director, Rees’ cinematic voice is compelling on its own terms and essential in the context of the heterocentric, white male-dominated landscape it inhabits.

Mia Hansen-Love
Age: 32
Nationality: French
Claim to fame: Conquering Cannes in her twenties
Her story: It is rare enough for female directors to win acclaim at notoriously male-dominated Cannes. It is even rarer to do it young. Mia Hansen-Love was 23 when she made her feature debut, and 28 when her third feature – 2009’s “The Father of my Children” – won the Special Jury Prize from Cannes’ Un Certain Regard line up. Recently listed among the Top 20 directors in the world today by The Guardian, it seems that her already prolific career is only on its opening chapter.

Lena Dunham

Age: 27
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: showing Hollywood that girls can do the “boy genius” thing
Her story: Soderbergh won the Palme d’or at 26. Spielberg directed Jaws aged 27. For her part, Lena Dunham has written and directed a feature film and two television series, and won a DGA award for her direction of the latter. Dunham has refused to apologise for maintaining her dramatic focus on her own privileged young white female worldview. And though it has meant facing ten times the criticism of say, Wes Anderson or Noah Baumbach, she has succeeded in proving herself, creatively speaking, as their equal.

Haifaa Al-Mansour
Age: 38
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Her claim to fame: re-writing cinema history
Her story: Al-Mansour’s narrative is no less remarkable for having been oft-repeated. “Wadjda” is both the first ever feature film directed by a Saudi woman, and the first ever feature film shot entirely within Saudi Arabia. Al-Mansour had to direct some scenes hidden inside a van, so as not to be witnessed directing male crew members. It is a story so remarkable that it risks overshadowing the film itself, but the enthusiastic worldwide distribution the film has received – opening in the UK last week – is proof that its on-screen narrative is equally compelling. In a country where cinema has been effectively banned for decades, and where women’s rights are some of the most oppressive in the world, Al-Mansour’s is now a hugely vital voice, on screen and off.

Sarah Polley
Age: 34
Nationality: Canadian
Claim to fame: telling stories on her own terms
Her story: Polley is not the first director to straddle documentary and fiction genres, but the variety of her career output so far is pleasing evidence of a creative sensibility in full flight. Aged 27, her directorial debut “Away from Her” was a huge success, twice Oscar-nominated and widely embraced by her peers. Both of her films since then have been refreshingly idiosyncratic – 2012’s “Take this Waltz” polarised reviewers but drew raves from many for its dry emotional honesty. This year, it is hybrid documentary “Stories we Tell”, an unclassifiable exploration of Polley’s own family history, which has been garnering acclaim worldwide. Up next is an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s “Alias Grace”.

Ava DuVernay

Age: 40
Nationality: American
Claim to fame: being a game changer
Her story: Ava DuVernay is a revitalising voice on the indie film circuit. After becoming the first black woman to win the Best Director award at Sundance for her second feature “Middle of Nowhere”, she has shown herself to be a passionate advocate for disrupting traditional forms of filmmaking and distribution. A constant champion of her fellow directors, she is always happy to acknowledge her status as a black female director, if only because she appears to see it as both a necessary conversation and a cause for celebration. Earlier this month, it was announced that she would direct the Martin Luther King biopic “Selma” following Lee Daniels’ departure from the project. An appointment like this is highly significant – as Women and Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein pointed out, “movies about epic male historical figures are usually reserved for [male directors]”. But DuVernay has already proven herself as no prisoner to establishment convention.

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Matthew Hammett Knott is a London-based filmmaker and writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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p.s.s.rama murty

Kindly add Smt Bhanumati Ramakrishna & savitri in the list

Julie

What about Marina Bruno? I heard she’s made like 6 short films and a feature film and she’s 19-years old or something.

Belleville

Meet Fanny Hoetzeneder. A young french film director based in London. With her biggest project to date, "Belleville", being screened at the London BFI in June 2014.

Belleville

Meet Fanny Hoetzeneder. A young french film director based in London. With her biggest project to date, "Belleville", being screened at the London BFI in June 2014.

Belleville

Meet Fanny Hoetzeneder. A young french film director based in London. With her biggest project to date, "Belleville", being screened at the London BFI in June 2014.

Belleville

Meet Fanny Hoetzeneder. A young french film director based in London. With her biggest project to date, "Belleville", being screened at the London BFI in June 2014.

Belleville

Meet Fanny Hoetzeneder. A young french film director based in London. With her biggest project to date, "Belleville", being screened at the London BFI in June 2014.

Georgie

And you might want to add Annemarie Jacir, Palestine's first female feature film director and a multiple award-winner. Her current film, 'When I Saw You' is playing at the Melbourne film festival right now and is already released elsewhere in the world. She is 39 and was 34 when she made her first feature, I believe.

Lee

You may want to check out Berlin-based Esther Loewe, whose latest short film is premiering this month at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival. Here's a link to the trailer:

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One of her next major projects will be a full-length feature film.

Lee

You may want to check out Berlin-based Esther Löwe, whose latest short film is premiering this month at the São Paulo International Short Film Festival. Here's a link to the trailer:

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One of her next major projects will be a full-length feature film.

Martin Olson

What an excellent and fascinating list. I'd add to it the Canadian indie film directing team Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, twin sisters whose amazing indie film "American Mary" was released this year. Thanks for the article!

Martin Olson

What an excellent and fascinating list. I'd add to it the Canadian indie film directing team Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, twin sisters whose amazing indie film "American Mary" was released this year. Thanks for the article!

Martin Olson

What an excellent and fascinating list. I'd add to it the Canadian indie film directing team Jen Soska and Sylvia Soska, twin sisters whose amazing indie film "American Mary" was released this year. Thanks for the article!

JD

Bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. Filmmaking is a tough game, whether you're male or female. A huge mount of male filmmakers struggle just as much, so get over it. In 90% of cases IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER.

sara

I was wondering how many of these women have children? I know it's a personal question but it would be really interesting to find out. I find there are very few examples of successful female directors with kids. Are the two really incompatible? My current experience (as a mother trying to direct) seems to be saying so.

Grapost

Women never last as movie makers because they always move on to their next production which is having kids and raising a family.

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Nadine Labaki?

Joe

You decry the sexism in the film industry, then blithely remark "My focus on youth need signify no more than an inspiring look to the future." Yeah, we really should rule out great women because they're old, that makes perfect sense. I hear very similar justification from apologists for the sexism we see. "No disrespect intended but…"

Joe

What, no Sofia Coppola?? Come on.

Jo

"Dunham has refused to apologise for maintaining her dramatic focus on her own privileged young white female worldview."

Wait. So its a point in her favor that she refuses to apologize for contributing to the marginalization of People of Color through irresponsible representation and horribly offensive tweets and articles? There are plenty of other young female directors who are less problematic than Lena Dunham who belong on this list. Let's please stop glamorizing her hipster racism.

Kathy Pihlaja

Keep an eye out for Rachael Joy, a producer with an incredible perspective, experience and savy. What she does, works.

billy

Congratulations on mentioning two young french female directors and yet managing to forget Rebecca Zlotowsky

vandalu

It's not who is most talented, capable, determined and productive, it's who "gets the most attention and publicity"…and statistically male writer, producers, critics and other gate-keepers seem to often be on gender auto-pilot…male screenwriters and directors simply don't have to try as hard to get a meeting or a green light or a glowing review, all of which are seen as somehow reflecting great ideas and/or economic worth. My aim as a filmmaker is to entertain, in my peculiar voice, without permission and industry ego status, it just seems to be a helluva lot more fun. (director of 2 indie features & wrote/directed "Easy Abby" lesbian web series, which has 9 Million Views w/o a marketing budget or even one famous person).

Jen Zal

Fascinating how the one thing that seems to set women apart in the public arena – the glass ceiling determined by our age – is the very thing that has been used here to segregate us yet again by guess what? A man. Who by his very rationalisation of the age bracket imposed, negates the very thing that he is attempting to get us to 'see'. Yep one would never expect such a thing to be imposed upon the sanctified world of male filmmaking dominance. The fact that such 'lists' are not labelled specifically for men shows that such a list would never be assumed as is in this article about women filmmakers. Over 40 and most certainly over 50 women (like myself) are having monumental problems breaking into the industry. it is no different if I had been an actor and found myself at the rotten end of the deal because of my age. The majority of women attending this article online are under 40 and probably are not even aware nor care about the discrepancy that comes with age in our culture and therefore society.

Being pinned – yet again – and finding myself out in the cold I am dismayed at the continuing lack of persistence of vision (pun intended). Your examples that you use in the post below are shallow as these women have either had a serious heads-up from their families – Coppola being born with silver nitrate coated spoon in her mouth, and Campion having graduated from VCA having made her first feature all before her 40th birthday so the reference placing them with women over 40 doesn't really count.

While I admire her work immensely this forum does not have space to use these examples to justify your position to make what you are writing ok. And maybe you haven't swatted up on your history. I will give credit where it is due and I thank you for highlighting the dilemmas faced by women in this profession but I do think that you have missed the boat on some of the seriously gaping holes in our culture that allow this type of discrimination to self-seed. Sophie says that 'You would never make a list of 'best young male directors' because all of the lists of 'best young directors' are (sexistly) packed full of men anyway. They don't need their own list!'
This does not justify the explanation for creating a list as such for women. So guess what? Nobody does. Well women don't need their own list either and it is high time that women are included on such generic lists where they exist regardless. 'Making a list' such as this one does not fix the problem – it adds to it especially in the realm of the subconscious and how we regard women in our society.

Considering some of your other posts re: 'She's over this list's arbitrary age limit' – how can you say that this is arbitrary? It is not arbitrary. 94 is not arbitrary. This is the age that Imogen Cunningham made her last Photograph before she died at age 96. And well you may say that this is not about Photography – no it is not, but this is about age and therefore the medium becomes irrelevant. …and, 'She's over 40 – still great! (Sofia Coppola). Well of course she is and this needs to be celebrated – not excluded as 'still …whatever' as if it were some kind of use-by date that you can impose on women.

Maybe you need to write in this fashion so that what you are writing about will somehow be acceptable to the men you envisage may read this – and therefore tick off all your boxes as being acceptable. Women under 40 continue to be of interest to men because this is the age where they are still by that age remotely fecund. Women over 40 are somehow considered otherwise and therefore rendered dysfunctional – socially and therefore professionally, hence the reason why so many men and some women subconsciously use this age as a benchmark and then backpedal furiously or make off-hand remarks when they are shown their error. You betray yourself at each twist and turn.

Kathryn Browning

Phrases like "defining the lesbian experience," "narrating the intersex experience" and "subverting gender expectations," make me yawn. Women – and men for that matter – become great directors by getting out of their quirky little corner. Writers are told to write what they know, but directors should direct what they don't know. Expand their reach. It's the difference between Ang Lee and Spike Lee. It's why Kathryn Bigelow is so terrific, why Penny Marshall has become this wonderful producer/director. Yes, they direct films with strong women characters, but they didn't settle in to direct "the woman thing." Sorry, but several on this list are already heading down the wrong path.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

Can Do

By choosing to define these women by their age — look at the title of the piece — you are treating them in a sexist manner. You would never make a list of male directors as defined by their age. I would appreciate if the male writer of this piece would recognize his own sexism and change the title and listing ages of these talented artists. I appreciate he chose to give recognition to these talented artists but since women are most likely to be treated as washed up and useless by society after 40 to do that here seems pretty shameful.

msstone

Hats off to all the ladies!

ms.jjstone

The facts are wrong under Dee Rees. Dee Rees didn't direct "Blue Is the Warmest Color." That film was directed by Abdellatif Kechiche.

Grace

Graduated with mfa from NYU in early 90's – a few women graduated from a class originally of 35. The only women from my year and the years after me who got to make movies were either black or gay. It doesn't seem like ANYTHING has changed in America. Boys in backwards baseball caps were de riguer, and I can't say any of them got to make movies. Many men went up the production ladder: locations manager to eventually producer. My mother told me when I was 16 and said I wanted to be a film director, women don't direct movies, and I guess, like in most things, although I never listen, she was right.

lababarde

Keep an eye out for up and coming writer, director, producer Ileana D Vasquez. Expect great things from her!!

Kenneth

she shooting on super 8?

jeanrobie

You really need to take a look at Yesim Ustaogalu, a fantastic female director from Turkey.

gartiligio

Claudia Llosa!!!!!

kevin

amy seimetz should be number one!

Starla

Does anyone know where one can view "Stories We Tell"? I missed it at our SIFF screening. Any plans to release it to the general public?

mp

Uhhh . . . Julia Loktev; Song Fang (Memories Look at Me) Hilary Brougher ( Innocence – she might be just 40 or so . . ) Alice Winocour (Augustine) I mean you meant exciting, right?

Chris Conway

Wot no Bollywood?
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar – both 40

Chris Conway

Wot no Bollywood?
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar – both 40

Chris Conway

Wot no Bollywood?
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar – both 40

Chris Conway

Wot no Bollywood?
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar – both 40

Chris Conway

Wot no Bollywood?
Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar – both 40

Chris Conway

Zola Akhtar, Reema Kagti

TREVOR

Leslye Headland and Megan Griffiths

Linda Garcia Merchant

Aurora Guerrero??????

Marian

And coming soon, I reckon: Ana Lily Amirpour.

Fernando Montero

I'm sure she finished 11th in the running but a shout out to Peruvian Claudia Llosa who is making interesting, challenging cinema.

James McAvoy

40 or under, y'all. It's explicit.

Dean Treadway

Definitely missing Kelly Reichardt, director of Meek's Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy, Old Joy and River of Grass.

simon

yeah…amy seimetz should be here.

spassky

"And though it has meant facing ten times the criticism of say, Wes Anderson or Noah Baumbach, she has succeeded in proving herself, creatively speaking, as their equal."

Loved the article, but I think it's ignorant to say that Anderson and Baumbach don't get shit for their limited worldviews featured in their films. Almost every conversation I have about either one of them (with both fans and critics) mentions this.

And to say that Dunham is creatively on the same level as Anderson is quite silly.

jimi

wheres julia loktev?

Victoria M. Johnson

Great list, EXCEPT, hello, you missed my favorite director, Sofia Coppola!!

SaraCsit

Tiffany Shlain would be on my list. http://tiffanyshlain.com/
TED speaker, filmmaker, founder of the Webby's. One of Newsweek's, 'Women Shaping the 21st Century", etc. Obviously, an oversight, right?

Alexandra Boyd

Glad to read that 39-40 is still considered young. I'm starting my film writing and directing career at the age of 50 after 30 years as a film and TV actress…. apparently I was standing on the wrong side of the camera for all those years. Feel like I'm starting at the beginning behind all the male 27 year old film school grads… wonder who has more hours clocked on a movie set? Answers on a postcard to… Please check out my work and let me know what you think.
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