Filmmaker: Amy Adrion
Runtime: 95 min
Half The Picture consists of interviews with high profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Miranda July, among many others, discussing their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, how they balance having a demanding directing career with family, and challenges and joys along the way.
We also interview experts about gender inequality in Hollywood including the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Sundance Institute’s Caroline Libresco, Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan, USC’s Dr. Stacy Smith and San Diego State University’s Dr. Martha Lauzen, who establish the magnitude of this employment discrimination issue as women are shut out, across the board, of an industry that systemically denies their expression and point of view.
About The Filmmaker
Amy Adrion is a director and writer whose work has played at the Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca and Los Angeles Film Festivals, been broadcast on PBS and MTV, and won awards including a Directors Guild of America (DGA) Student Film Award. A graduate of the MFA film directing program at UCLA, with an undergraduate degree in Literature and Theology from Georgetown University, Amy has worked in indie film distribution, as a Producer on Awards shows and as a festival programmer. Amy grew up in Hillsdale, New Jersey and now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. Half The Picture, Amy’s first feature film, had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.