Girl on Girl: A Documentary Film
1) Funding for travel and to shoot interviews out-of-state
2) Supplementary camera rentals and sound equipment
3) The recording costs of our original film score
4) A post-production crew to edit and complete the film
5) Professional sound mixing and mastering and color correction services
6) Insurance and legal fees
7) Festival applications and marketing materials associated with these festivals.
8) To bring Girl on Girl to you. With 250,000+ fans online, we need funding to interact our community in person, to host talkbacks and educational workshops, and cover the cost of other outreach programs.
The film follows seven women: Lauren, the ex-reality star; Kris, the feminist activist turned spiritual leader; Ashleigh and Destini and their toddler daughter, Saibra, a family hoping to get pregnant again; Lyndi, the Air Force veteran; Celina, a formerly bullied college student; and Karen, an aspiring designer and formerly homeless LGBTQ teen. All of the women identify with feeling delegitimized due to their femininity, and feel invisible either within the LGBTQ community, the outside world, or both.
These stories are interlinked through a series of home-movie vignettes and confessional style interviews that reveal each woman’s backstory and her present circumstance with regard to her sexual identity. The footage is visually and contextually diverse, from hotel confessions and Christmas morning, to sonograms, song circles and steamy (literally!) hot tub conversations. It is surprising, funny, touching, intimate, thought provoking, and as real as it gets.
Girl on Girl has become an entity greater than the documentary itself. It is a community driven movement and platform for fan engagement that goes beyond the scope of a traditional film release.
(ABOVE) Girl on Girl has received thousands of letters from women who feel invisible. The video's script is made up entirely of letters written to us on the page! The video played on HuffPost GAY Voices!
The MOST impressive part...When we put out a post, we ENGAGE 87% women. That means that those people who want to see the posts, are seeing the posts!
JODI SAVITZ is an independent documentary filmmaker based out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She grew up in Plantation, Florida, and was lucky to feel safe and supported enough to be open about her lesbian identity as a teenager. She has been out to her family and friends since she was 14 years old, and has been passionate about LGBTQ activism ever since. Jodi produced her first film, Yo Soy Asi, in 2010 in association with the National Institute of Art (IUNA) in Buenos Aires. Jodi's goal is to fill a void in LGBTQ women’s programming through both fiction and non-fiction film work. She currently writes for Huffington Post Gay Voices, and has guest written on LGBTQ social issues on popular media blogs such as XO Jane.
DAHLIA HEYMAN is Vice President of US Development and Production at World Film Group where she has worked for eight years. In that time she has developed multiple shows including the game show, “No Limits.” Dahlia co-wrote and executive produced Someday This Pain Will be Useful to You, a feature length film based on a novel of the same title (for which she received the Italian Golden globe [Globo D’oro] for best screenplay 2012). The film stars Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Lucy Liu, Peter Gallagher, and Deborah Anne Woll. She most recently produced the documentary, Shooting Serrano, that began airing on Vice.com in October, 2013.
LAUREN SAVITZ is experienced in marketing and public relations, having worked at the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Public Library for a combined eight years. She is currently a student at City University of New York's School of Law.
MEREDITH GUNNING is a field producer and camera operator based out of Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Full Sail University, she has fifteen years of experience shooting in broadcast news and reality television. She is best known for her camera work on the hit TLC reality show, "Say Yes to the Dress."
MARÍA PIEN is a composer living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since late 2008, Maria has been very active in the BA music scene. She released her debut album, La Vuelta Manzana in 2012, and her second album in 2013 through the independent record label Elefante en la Habitación!