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Listen: Women and Hollywood Podcast #13: ‘I Believe in Unicorns’ Writer-Director Leah Meyerhoff

Listen: Women and Hollywood Podcast #13: 'I Believe in Unicorns' Writer-Director Leah Meyerhoff

Leah Meyerhoff’s directorial debut, “I Believe in Unicorns” finds a young girl, Davina (Natalia Dyer), on a road trip to “anywhere but here” with her older and increasingly moody boyfriend (Peter Vack). In the well-received coming-of-age tale, which debuted at SXSW, Davina flees her cramped life with her MS-afflicted mother (played by Meyerhoff’s own mother Toni), but discovers that an open future, especially saddled with an unstable guy, isn’t quite what she dreamed of. 

Women and Hollywood spoke with Meyerhoff about being on the film-festival circuit for the past year, the challenges and rewards of working with a 16-year-old performer (Dyer, who has received rave reviews for her performance) and founding Film Fatales, the female filmmaking support/networking group. 

Listen on iTunes or SoundCloud below. 

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