Below Her Mouth| by April Mullen

Below Her Mouth is an uninhibited drama depicting a weekend affair between two women who meet after a chance encounter. The film was shot with an all-female crew and was written by Stephanie Fabrizi, directed by April Mullen and produced by Melissa Coghlan. MORE

  • Women of Sundance: What indies can teach Hollywood about equality

    From: Mashable by Valentina Valentini

    PARK CITY, Utah — Why are women represented so much better at Sundance than in Hollywood at large? In the broadest of strokes, Sundance movies are written and directed by women at a far greater rate (about a third) than at the studio level (about 3% of the top-grossing films). Festival programmers maintain that they don't pick female filmmakers on purpose — it just always seems to work out that way. For whatever reason, indies are more friendly toward diverse voices. It's surely why Vimeo chose Park City to announce its pledge to support at least
    Women of Sundance: What indies can teach Hollywood about equality
    five film projects created by women, starting with SNL castmember Aidy Bryant's short film. There's been no shortage of talk about the issue, but what to do about it has proven confounding and elusive. Is there anything the independent film world can teach Hollywood about gender equality? Mashable spoke with several prominent female filmmakers at this year's Sundance Film Festival to find out what they thought can and should be done to effect substantive changes in the entertainment industry at large.


    "Be the change you want to see," says Alysia Reiner (above), the Orange is the New Black star who co-produced and stars in Equity, the story of the women of the Wall Street crash in the U.S. Dramatic competition section this year in Park City. "Being on two shows that are so female-driven (she also plays D.A. Wendy Parks on How to Get Away with Murder), and having showrunners like Jenji Kohan and Shonda Rhimes, you can’t help but be deeply inspired. We don’t see that in the film world, and it’s time." Sian Heder, a writer on Orange who's at Sundance with her feature directorial debut Tallulah, feels torn. On one hand, she loves that this is the conversation now, and on the other, she just wants to know how it’s actually going to translate into hiring practices. "I do think that someone needs to write about it in a different way," Heder says, "and you’re getting there by asking us how to [put it into action]." So we kept asking. And a handful of directors at this year’s Sundance gave us their thoughts what can be done about Hollywood's gender disparity. Does the volume of conversation about female directors this year make...