Page 4 of 5
As a Brooklyn-based independent filmmaker/producer, were there any particular local resources that helped you get off the ground?
I love that there's such a strong network of documentary filmmakers in New York City, as well as organizations that support the development and production of documentaries.The very first grant that we received was from Chicken and Egg pictures, a film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers. But even beyond the cash grant, Chicken and Egg provided invaluable one on one mentoring time, an outreach residency and an editing master class — all of which helped to shape the film we're so proud to be releasing.
We also participated in IFP’s Independent Film Week, which takes place every September in New York City. Independent Film Week brings the international film community together to advance new voices and projects on the independent scene. The event connected us to financiers, executives and decision-makers that we might not otherwise have had the chance to meet. So, in my opinion, just having the opportunity to create and nurture these kinds of professional relationships is really the most invaluable resource available in New York City.