That's a wrap! On August 5th, we completed principal photography on MAXINE! Support us in post-production. Let's get this film locked! Make your tax-deductible donation now and support women filmmakers. Click here to see our thank you gifts!
Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth has always been given a bad rap. Ambitious (the negative kind), devious, manipulative. Instead of ambitious (the positive kind), intelligent, strategic! What is often overlooked in Macbeth is that Lady Macbeth, not her husband, drives the story. She channels all of who she is into the advancement of her husband’s career. It was the only option open to her. Not anymore. Today, Lady Macbeth would have been able to wield her considerable talents for her own advancement. It’s time to rehabilitate Lady Macbeth’s reputation.
Inspired by organizations focused on providing financing for women-made feature films, A Lady Macbeth Initiative (ALMI) was created to facilitate a toehold in the film industry for women who have the talent but may not have the access or opportunities to achieve their goals. This Initiative provides mentorship, connections and resources for funding to produce short films with behind-the-camera teams composed primarily of women. Why short films, you may ask? Festival exposure for short films is one of the best ways to get noticed by the industry.
A Lady Macbeth Initiative flips the paradigm & fills the gap for women in film on the micro level!
The story of Maxine posits: What it means to have a career. What it means to be a mother. What it means to be a woman.
This film was made by women! 100% of our department heads and 63% of our total crew were women! Well above the average of a feature film made in Hollywood.
Want to learn more about the film? The cast and crew. The story. The journey. Click on the link below and immerse yourself in all things Maxine.
By clicking on each category you can learn more about the incentive and let us know if you would like that incentive for your contribution.
As a thank you, if you opt to receive this, you will receive a “Maxine: Women Who Came Before” digital flashcard. Want to collect them all? Post to your SM site, tag us and we’ll send you another! Click here if you want this incentive for your contribution.
As a thank you, if you opt to receive this gift, you will receive a private link to the first viewing of the completed film, as well as the Radio Listener thank you! Click here if you want this incentive for your contribution.
See your name on the silver screen! If you opt to receive this thank you, you’ll be included in the “thank you” section of the closing credits of the film…plus you get all the Radio Listener thank yous! Click here if you want this incentive for your contribution.
As a thank you, if you opt to receive this, you will receive a 30-minute Zoom with the writer-director of the film to learn about the inspiration and journey of Maxine from script to screen. Of course, you’ll receive all the On Air thank yous as well! Click here if you want this incentive for your contribution.
You’ve achieved Anne Hummert status – one of the most prolific radio writer/producers during the Golden Age of Radio! For your contribution, if you opt to receive this incentive, you will be given an opening credit as an Executive Producer on the film. Plus, all of the “Soap Opera Writer” incentives for your incredible generosity. Click here if you want this incentive for your contribution.
A Lady Macbeth Initiative, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by tax laws. Please check with your financial advisor if you have more questions.
(1) Pauline Frederick (1883 – 1938) on the set of the film ‘The Woman In Room Thirteen’. Photo by Edward Gooch; (2) Film Festival Photo by Gela; (3) Woman screewriter Photo by Ron Lach; (4) Woman with mirror Photo by Elizaveta Dushechkina.