Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Visual and Performing Arts
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Film and Media Studies | Performance Studies
The Honors Capstone project I created explores the inequalities women face in a predominantly male film industry. The focus was on how gender identity permeated their own artwork, their inspiration and drive, and the need for female voices to be heard.
The documentary was filmed in New York City, Los Angeles, and Syracuse. It was shot on Mini-DV and edited using Final Cut Pro. The film includes both interviews with female film professionals and students juxtaposed with my own life experiences.
The project was a journey of discovery, understanding, and inspiration. The film chiefly illustrates how collaboration, respect and assistance between women can bring change to a male dominated field. These women represent hope to an emerging generation of female filmmakers.
McManus, Allison, "Inspired Women: Changing the Face of the Film Industry" (2007). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 558.
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