Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from To Each, Her Throne. I am incredibly excited and thankful for the opportunity to Produce this series. I am pleased with how everything turned out thus far; our guests were amazing and I cannot wait to share this project with the world. Check out these BTS pics from the shoot by Photographer, Victoria Lewis @veedotk.
In April 2019, I had the pleasure of being selected to participate in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge in New York. My crew, Team Banks created Daughters of Solanas which was screened at the Museum of Moving Image. I detailed my personal experience from that night here, but wanted to share some of the incredible images captured at the event from Photographer, Terrence Hamilton – @theimagetaker
Last night, we finished shooting season one of To Each, Her Throne. TEHT is a female-centric docuseries where diverse women participate in discourse about preferences, views and struggles in today’s society. This project was partially funded by an IndieGogo campaign which secured over $2000 from 44 backers. Each episode will focus on a different obstacles and how it affects the everyday life of a woman. Learn more about the project here. Visit the Instagram account here.
Below, meet some of the talented women behind To Each, Her Throne.
Giovanni Jackson is the DP on To Each, Her Throne.
Giovanni is an NYU Tisch alumni who majored in film and television. Her passion is being a writer and videographer. She also loves to travel and make new experiences for storytelling.
Julie Gribble is a Producer on To Each, Her Throne.
After 19 years and 2 Emmy nominations in sound mixing, Julie left a successful career at NBC Universal to launch New York Media Works, LLC, a creative production company which provides content for New Media, Film, Television, Theater and Publishing and creates “street docs” – short films that document citizen action. As a screenwriter and independent filmmaker with strong storytelling skills and technical ability, she provides narrative fiction and documentary content for NYMW projects. Her specialties include writing, directing, and producing narrative films.
Morgan Jones is the Sound Mixer on To Each, Her Throne.
Morgan is a sound artist from Milwaukee. She loves to record, mix and edit sound. She also loves experimental cinema.
Victoria Lewis is the Gaffer on To Each, Her Throne
Victoria Lewis is a New York based creative: photographer/lighting tech. As a photographer she specializes in portraits of young people of color. She upholds a high level of sensitivity for her subjects, and high attention to detail to achieve accurate skin coloring. This plays right into her work as a video lighting tech, in which she blends colors to create great lighting for skin. She also focuses on storytelling via color. Victoria currently works at a digital media company as a studio manager, and her biggest goal is sharing her knowledge as a visual artist with the youth.
Here is the 3rd and final installment of Behind the Scenes – Meet the Team from Daughters of Solanas. If you missed the last post, check it out by clicking here. You can also visit the Instagram and Facebook pages. Be on the lookout for upcoming posts to Meet the Team Behind Female-Centric Docuseries, To Each, Her Throne produced by BibbyFame Digital, LLC’s own Briana M. Andrews.
Angele Cooper is the Director of Daughters of Solanas. Angele is the co-founder of Alpha Female Films and the only African American female union electrician working within IATSE’s New York Local 52. She stays abreast of the latest technology and tools and has played many roles from Gaffer to Best Boy. She developed a love for film and writing while attending the University of Texas at Austin on a full athletic scholarship. Her recent credits include Gotham (Fox), Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, and Day 5 (Rooster Teeth).
Jennifer Liu is the 1st AC for Daughters of Solanas. Born and raised in Queens, NY, Jennifer got her start by teaching Photography. She was trained on 16mm and DP’ed her first film at 16. She is also a talented gaffer, 1st and 2nd AC. She has DP’ed over a half dozen projects as half of the Take Two XX Duo. You can learn more about Jennifer by visiting www.TakeTwoXX.com
Mayunah Kelly is the 2nd AC for Daughters of Solanas. She is an aspiring DP from Orange, NJ who freelances as a photographer. She is also a graduating senior at Montclair State University. She grew up in Orange, NJ. Few fun facts at Mayunah: She hates cheese but loves pizza.
Asha Smith is the MUA who handled Make Up for Daughters of Solanas. Her experience is so extensive, it’s difficult for her to summarize, however … you can visit her website, www.facesbyasha.com for a comprehensive overview containing bio, reel and portfolio. Fun fact about Asha: She has hardcore aerial hobbies: Lyra, Fabrics, Pole.
Briana M. Andrews handles BTS Photo / Video and Social Media for the Daughters of Solanas. The owner of BibbyFame Digital, LLC, Briana freelances in photography, videography and editing. She also works as a studio photographer in a retail setting and is a graduating senior at Rowan University. Fun fact about Briana: She loves sushi and tacos.
I had an incredible time working on Daughters of Solanas with the talented Team Banks cast and crew for the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge. Creating a film with a diverse group of women in each role above-the-line and below-the-line was something on my filmmaker bucket list for quite some time.
Our dramedy-short film premiered at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, New York on Thursday, April 18, 2019 with an after-party at George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios. I’m proud of our work and can’t wait for the festival submissions to see this project really take flight. I’m Producer for To Each, Her Throne which is another project with an all-female cast and crew, slated for shoot next weekend.
Increasing diversity in storytelling, inclusion and representation in TV/Film are causes near and dear to my heart, and also a major part of our mission here at BibbyFame Digital, LLC. I am grateful for having the opportunity to work with so many skilled and experienced women in the industry.
The film, Daughters of Solanas is now complete and on IMDb. I am credited under Camera and Electrical Equipment for my work on the set handling BTS. I also manage the social media presence for the film; you can read about this in the previous blog post. The screening for Daughters of Solanas will take place next week at the Museum of Moving Image. Here are a few photos I took of the crew, which consisted of 27 women. Bravo!
Creating the dramedy, Daughters of Solonas was an incredible experience and I’m excited about our screening next week at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, NY. One of the items on my filmmaker bucket list was to work on a film with an all-female cast and crew. This month, I will have the opportunity to complete that, twice over. The Women’s Weekend Film Challenge bought together women from all walks of life … different races, different socio-economic statuses, different religions, different education levels … complete strangers, all coming together with the common objective of creating a short, in a really short period of time. The footage looks amazing, the film was submitted, the screening is next week and at a later date, the festival submission activities will commence.
Personally, I would like to thank Tracy Sayre and Katrina Medoff for their work organizing the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge, and for all of their efforts for women in film. They emphasize how much representation and diversity matter. These are causes that are obviously very close to my heart. Some of the challenge sponsors include RED cameras, Gotham Sound, IDX, Zeiss Lenses, AbelCine Brooklyn Lighting and Grip, Lightbulb Grip and Electric and Below the Line.
I handled BTS photo / video on this project. I also created and manage the socials. Check out and follow @DaughtersofSolanas on Instagram and Facebook. A photo-story BTS montage can be found below. I’ll be sharing some video of the crew (Team Banks) in action in the near future, stay tuned.
I am absolutely thrilled to share that I have been selected to work on the upcoming Women’s Weekend Film Challenge taking place April 4-7, 2019 in New York. They fielded hundreds of applications, and I am happy for the opportunity to be a team player for the challenge. This women in film initiative places professional female filmmakers on crews to write, shoot and edit a short film over the course of a weekend. This will be highly collaborative and intense experience where we pool resources and talents to conceptualize and create a polished competition-worthy short-film in an incredibly tight time-frame.
Screening of the completed film will take place at The Museum of Moving Image on April 18, 2019. Visit Women’s Weekend Film Challenge to learn more.