Check out the official trailer for “To Each, Her Throne.”
Each, Her Throne is a five-episode
web docuseries bringing together women from different ages, backgrounds,
sexualities, religions, races and ethnic groups. This is a female-centric
project boasting an all-female cast and crew.
Thus far, support for the
project has been overwhelmingly positive, partially securing funding through a
successful IndieGogo campaign with over 40 backers. Under the artistic direction of Danielle
Privat, the cast came together for judgement-free discourse on the female
experience, with the goal of breaking societal mandates.
Be on the lookout for
the dates of our upcoming screening in NYC and project release.
This is a very important question. One that doesn’t have a straightforward answer. It’s easy to slap together statistics to paint the dire picture of what is transpiring with women in the television and film industries. However, generating a solution or corrective action plan isn’t quite so simple. With the creation of Women in TV and Film, I was extremely cautious not to make this a finger-pointing, blame-game or pity-party because no one is rolling out the red carpet for us to access the boys club. I wanted to highlight positive attributes and micro-level methods to evoke change that both you and I can implement NOW. In the introductory stages of conceptualizing the project, I asked myself two fundamental questions:
What can I do to help?
How can I build awareness and change perception?
I don’t have money. My career is still in infancy stages. I don’t have the power to create macro-level change.
Do I delve into why things
are the way they are, or do I paint a picture that visualizes HOW IT COULD BE? I chose the latter.
My approach with this project was to:
in a filmmaker capacity
Work alongside other
women in TV and Film
various women in TV and film through my social media and web platforms
Document the innerworkings
of film sets with exclusively female cast and crews
conferences and screenings that support female filmmakers
Network and build
relationships with experienced women actively working in the industry
Develop a rolodex
(contact list) of women that can fulfil various above and below-the-line roles
for future usage, reference and recommendation
Show the world WOMEN
MAKE MOVIES and WE ARE BADASS
Now, it’s YOUR TURN.
Companies: You should HIRE female filmmakers.
Filmmakers: You should recommend female filmmakers and take steps to ensure you have an inclusive work environment.
Consumers: You should support, watch and buy diverse and inclusive projects.
We can talk about corporate big-wigs but the reality of the matter is CONSUMERS HOLD THE POWER. When you buy food, you read the label. Similarly, when watching shows and films … you should research the credits. You should know about the content you are consuming. Female filmmakers know about the problems that exist, however, a large chunk of the TV-watching and movie-going population are completely oblivious. The program you love:
Did a woman write it?
Did a woman direct it?
Did a woman edit it?
Did a woman shoot it?
How many women were involved in the production?
The population is 50/50 and women represent roughly half of movie-goers but we have less screen-time and less control of the narrative. YOU have the power to decide and evoke change.
I am forever thankful for the opportunities that were presented over the course of this semester and took advantage of as many as I could. I had to travel quite a bit and put a considerable amount of mileage on my car traveling back and forth between Manhattan and Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ (where I reside during the academic year). My residence is in Northern NJ, relatively close to New York City. My family … grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins are all in New York. I luck out in a sense where there was always a local place to crash when I head into the city, but I also had classes and campus activities, so it was never long before I had to drive back to school.
Not-so-fun Facts: The Verrazano Bridge is $19. There is an EZ-Pass toll discount, however it only applies to NY pass holders and the deep(er) discount is only for Staten Island Residents. The Port Authority tolls (Goethals Bridge, Lincoln or Holland Tunnel) are $12.50 with the discount. The NJ Turnpike Tolls vary anywhere between $5 and $11. A typical trip from Rowan University (exit 3) to Lower Manhattan (exit 14C) can run about $11. I took the train to Astoria, $17 round-trip on New Jersey Transit plus another $5.50 on the MetroCard for the MTA.
To Each Her
Throne was shot in TriBeCa, NY
Solanas was shot in Staten Island, NY (main shoot site and on-location cemetery
Film Challenge Pre-Production was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Daughters of Solanas at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NY
Girl Power Film
and Media Summit was in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
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.
Our shoot of To Each, Her Throne took place this past weekend and I couldn’t be more proud. Everything went according to plan and we will continue to promote through post-production, leading up to the release of the web series. This project has an all-female cast and crew and I am pleased to introduce you to this talented group of women in film. If you missed Part I of the Introductions, click here. To learn more about the project, click here.
Meet some of the talented women behind To Each, Her Throne.
While working as an HMU on countless film sets, Danielle was inspired to create her own project. Merging her love for docs and her passion for women’s rights, she came up with “To Each, Her Throne” as a platform for women to share their stories.
Alicia is an NYU Tisch alumna who majored in Film and Television. She is the founder of Therapeutic Films and has worked on many productions as a cinematographer and director. In addition to being a talented filmmaker, she is also a lyricist and her music will be featured on the project soundtrack.
Briana is a talented shooter
and creative editor with a deep passion for digital video, photography and
storytelling. The 19 year-old Brooklyn native of Guyanese and Trinidadian
descent currently calls New Jersey home. A staunch advocate for diversity and
inclusion in the Film and Television industries, Briana is the brainchild
behind BibbyFame Digital, LLC. Currently finalizing her studies at Rowan
University in New Jersey, she will earn a B.A. in Radio, Television & Film
with a Production concentration and New Media minor.
I am super proud of the three projects I worked on during April. I wrote and Directed one of the projects, Thug Motivation, which is currently in post. I Produced To Each, Her Throne where we recently completed the shoot for our five-episode series. I was also selected to participate in the Women’s Weekend Film Challenge where I shot Behind-the-Scenes Photo / Video and managed the social media presence of Daughters of Solanas.
Two of these projects had an entirely female cast and crew, and one was a culminating project for my Film Production II course at Rowan University. In May, I’ll be participating in the College of Communication and Creative Arts Showcase and I’ll also be at the New Media Practicum Showcase debuting my Women in TV and Film project. I am scheduled to handle a project with Inspimind as well (details to follow).
This June, I will resume freelancing and I’m currently working out details to document the Veterans film premiere at the Broadway Theater in Pitman, NJ. Be sure to bookmark this site and keep up on socials. As always, I appreciate all of the encouragement and support.
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.
I’d like to start off by wishing all of our female readers a Happy Women’s Day / International Women’s Day!
You may ask, what is the specific correlation between Women’s Day and Female Filmmakers? However, there is much to celebrate, and 2019 has been a great year thus far for women in film above the line and below the line.
To name a few examples, this year was historic with a record number of women winning Oscars. Also, for the first time in history, each of the major movie studios have at least one female-directed movie slated for release this year. Many are stepping up to the plate with the 4 Percent Challenge and we’ve seen both France and the City of New York issue grants or subsidies to female filmmakers.
There were notable milestones and I am excited for what’s in-store. As women, we need to continue to find our own voices. We also need to push to control both the narrative and our portrayal in film.
I am pleased to introduce you to “To Each, Her Throne,” a docu-series with an all-female cast and crew. The Director, AD, Producer, DP and even the studio-owner are female. Visit to contribute and find out more. You can donate to obtain merch and/or tickets for the upcoming screening in New York.
We are on the heels of Black History Month and now Women’s History Month is underway. This project was conceptualized by black female filmmakers with the goal of breaking the ice on societal mandates. Women from different ages, backgrounds, sexualities, religions, races and ethnic groups will come together for judgement-free discourse on the female experience. Be on the lookout for details.
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.