Your support today isn't just about one film.
It's about flipping the paradigm and filling the gap
for women in film on the micro level!
This story originated from two questions: What does it mean to be a mother? and What does it mean to be an artist?, And like a camera lens, the answer came into focus: their essence lies in the potential to create and then to nurture.
So, in a society which has inextricably - and unfairly - intertwined motherhood with womanhood, what happens when a woman cannot conceive or does not want to? How does that woman, who wants to create and nurture, navigate an unconventional path to these goals? A path fraught with obstacles designed to discourage and sometimes destroy. Out of these questions, I gave birth to MAXINE.
Maxine wants what many women want – to have control over her life, without the definitions and restrictions imposed by a patriarchal society. To create and nurture in the way that she chooses, not the way society has chosen for her. Her dreams. Her choices. Her responsibilities.
MAXINE imagines one woman’s struggle to find her place in the world, when the conventional pathway has been closed to her.
This is her story. This is my story. This is our story.
This has been an ambitious project from the start! A period drama set in the 1930s is not easy to make on a short film budget! Our talented and hardworking crew spent three days in October 2022 transforming a single duplex into...
...multiple locations, reviving 1930s era hair, makeup and wardrobe, and finding creative ways to place the camera and lights in small spaces so our cast could bring the characters of Maxine to life!