The Film Fatales Podcast

Giving Ourselves Credit

While the world is pulling us in so many different directions, accomplished filmmakers Jenni Olson (The Ruby Road) and Yvonne Welbon (Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100) share the importance of self-reflection, empowerment and learning how to curb your inner critic.

Journey Through Non-Fiction

In this episode, documentary filmmakers Alice Gu (The Donut King) and Ciara Lacy (Out of State) discuss the power of framing, the true value of collaboration, and their recent transition into narrative spaces.


March 29, 2022

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Compassionate Storytelling

Cinema is a vehicle for empathy and a powerful tool for social change. In this episode, directors Molly Calliste (Humanity Last: Refugees Still Hope) and Sophie Constantinou (Divided Loyalties) continue to put a lens to social issues as they question how much we can ask films to truly change the world.


April 19, 2022

Embracing Gender Identity Through Filmmaking

As we continue to advance inclusion for transgender artists, listen to multi-hyphenate filmmakers Chet Pancake (Queer Genius) and Isabel Sandoval (Lingua Franca) discuss how their identities and personal experiences inspire the stories they tell and in turn, the stories that inspire them.


May 17, 2022

Telling Underrepresented Stories

Two very unique filmmakers Lisa Donato (Gossamer Folds) and Veronica McKenzie (Nine Nights) discuss how they started their careers, breaking through societal boundaries in storytelling, and sharing the experiences of underrepresented communities through their films.


May 31, 2022

Filmmaking as Community Building

Improvisation is key for these two highly collaborative filmmakers, Maria Breaux (Mother Country) and StormMiguel Florez (The Whistle) who discuss what improvisational filmmaking is like and how to use film to advocate for something you truly believe in.


June 14, 2022

Breaking the Rules of Narrative

In this episode, Latinx filmmakers Adriana Barbosa aka Chica (La Flaca / The Bony Lady) and Kryzz Gautier (Keep / Delete) dive into their experiences growing up in Latin America, the continuing influence that has on their work, and the significance of diversity both in front of the camera and behind.


June 28, 2022

The Power of Story

Prolific documentary filmmakers Gilda Sheppard (Since I Been Down) and Tania Cypriano (Born to Be) understand the unique ability cinema has to connect humans and transform opinions. Listen as they discuss the power of story, how it can transcend statistics and the importance of finding growth in discomfort.


July 12, 2022

Expanding Our Horizons

Cinema can be a powerful instrument to illuminate how our society and culture operate. In this episode, LGBTQ+ filmmakers Fiona Dawson (TransMilitary) and Ky Dickens (The City that Sold America) discuss topics ranging from universal consciousness to breaking the world view of gender and sexuality.


July 26, 2022

Giving Ourselves Credit

While the world is pulling us in so many different directions, accomplished filmmakers Jenni Olson (The Ruby Road) and Yvonne Welbon (Living With Pride: Ruth Ellis @100) share the importance of self-reflection, empowerment and learning how to curb your inner critic.


August 9, 2022

Advocacy in the Arts

This episode showcases the importance of community and connection; from the queer community in San Francisco to the communities formed in a refugee camp in Thailand. Listen to filmmakers Lisa Ginsburg (Override) and Ruth Gumnit (Visible Silence) weave through the history of their friendship as they discuss their careers, collaboration and the people who have helped them along the way.


August 23, 2022

The Dark Side of Comedy

Filmmakers Elaine Chu (The Purgation) and Jessie Kahnweiler (The Skinny) discuss highlighting dark subjects, whether it be through comedy or horror, and how they both channel difficult topics through their art. They also touch on the different paths they’ve taken in their careers and how being a woman in your thirties impacts on-set life.


September 6, 2022

Photographers Turned Filmmakers

Experienced photographers turned filmmakers Deborah Attoinese (Woman and Fire) and Sara Terry (A Decent Home) both encountered moments in their careers that required them to be bold and say yes. Listen as they discuss the transition from still to moving images, and the difference between the creating worlds and entering them


September 20, 2022

Outspoken Latinx Voices

Award winning queer Latinx filmmakers Anna Margarita Albelo (Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?) and Aurora Guerrero (Mosquita Y Mari) delve into the power of the camera, and how storytelling is a direct way to contribute to culture, build community and be an agent for change.


October 4, 2022

Journey behind-the-scenes with Film Fatales for in-depth chats with independent filmmakers of all marginalized genders as they share their points of view, on-set experiences and hopes for the future.

The format is democratic: no host, no hierarchy, and no small talk as creators dive straight into the nitty gritty of getting their films made and seen.

Join us to learn from the voice redefining the film industry through the stories they tell and the lenses through which they tell them.