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Project of the Day: Doc about the First Woman Film Director

Project of the Day: Doc about the First Woman Film Director

Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.


“Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Tweetable Logline:

Ever heard of the 1st Female film director ? Her name was #aliceguy and she is woman we ought to know #savealice http://kck.st/13bDln4


Elevator Pitch:

Alice Guy was invited to the Lumière
Brothers’ screening in 1895. In 1896, at 23 she made one of the first
narrative films. Alice later headed the production of Gaumont studios.
Gaumont still exists, making films like “The Fifth Element”, “The
Intouchables”. Alice went on to become the first woman to build her own
studio Solax in Fort Lee, NJ in 1912. She wrote, directed, or produced
1,000+ films of all kinds and then vanished from history. With Alice as
our guide, we’ll take you back to the past, stand next to her and look
into her future, our present

Production Team:

Emmy nominated Producers for Bhutto.
Pamela Green Director
Jarik Van Sluijs Co- Director

Narrator- Jodie Foster

About the Production:

“When we first heard about Alice, we were surprised that we didn’t know
about her and even more surprised that the film industry didn’t either.
We had to tell her story.Alice had it all ,dreams, passion and
determination. With our unique storytelling approach will shed light on
Alice’s story and show the world what an amazing pioneer she was setting
an example for future generations. It’s an amazing time to explore and
there is no better guide than Alice herself. We are hoping not only to inform but also entertain and finally put Alice back into history where she belongs.” —

Current Status:

 In production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website
Kickstarter Page

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