This page is for ANYONE in favor of a more diverse and inclusive film community. We are here to showcase women in television and film. Female directors, producers, writers, editors, camera-operators, DP, cinematographers, photographers, sound designers, graphic designers, composers AND everyone in between. We’d also love to see professionals in marketing, digital media, distribution, casting, higher education, gear and festivals.
Celebrating our second year of operation, BibbyFame Digital LLC founder, Briana-Makena Andrews expressed the desire for a renewed vision, with operation as a purpose-driven company. For her New Media Practicum at Rowan University, she proposed the creation of a blog and forum dedicated to female-centric creators, with an emphasis on film and TV.
We need film more than ever! Film connects people through the art of storytelling. Much of what we see in film has roots in our backgrounds, upbringing, demographic area, socioeconomic status, cultural norms and gender. The film industry cannot be a monolithic arena and expect to be relevant with diverse communities. Film has to serve our communities, and reflect it. For my New Media Practicum project, I will create a forum for diversity and inclusion in film. Read my full submitted proposal here, and view the associated presentation here.
There is value in each of our experiences; women need to find our own voices, control the narrative and take ownership of our portrayal in film.
TIME – CERTAINLY – FLIES. BibbyFame Digital is a boutique photo and video production company that was started in February 2017. During that month, I produced a comedic short named “How to Watch.” It was completed on a shoestring budget; I conceptualized and wrote it, handled casting, location scouting, shot some scenes with an iPhone, others with a DSLR, edited in Final Cut and presented the project to my Digital Video Editing and Multimedia Imaging class at Union County College. For me, this course was a game changer purely for CONFIDENCE reasons. Prior, my focus was solely on securing a job and finding a place on someone’s set. Afterward, I embraced my skill-set and was comfortable in my ability to take a project from concept to completion.
Since then, I have been blessed to work with numerous clients for both photography and video production; all while developing my film concepts, furthering my education and taking advantage of internship opportunities, freelance gigs and flex-schedule jobs in creative services. This website was created one year ago, primarily to build a presence that didn’t rely solely on word-of-mouth marketing and social media.
Over the next year, there is a lot in store for BibbyFame Digital:
Provide the company with its own socials, branding and identity (that isn’t merely an extension of the company owner).
Seek volunteers and an intern to assist on-location with set-up, lighting, BTS shooting and socials.
Update the website to list service offerings, service areas and availability.
Add secondary blog to this website dedicated to female-centric creators with an emphasis on film.
These are exciting times and I am excited for what’s in store. I appreciate you and THANK YOU for your continued support and patronage.