#4 - Female Directors

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Helen O’Hara is joined by Phyllida Lloyd, Tina Gharavi, Amy Adrion, Sarah Grant and Cathy Brady to discuss their experiences as female directors. We’ll hear about their struggles, their triumphs, and their hopes for the future.


You can find our host, Helen O’Hara (she/her), on Twitter @HelenLOHara.

You can also find Helen on The Empire Film Podcast.


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Our Guests This Week Were:

Phyllida Lloyd (she/her): @PhyllidaLloyd on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://www.herself.film/home/


Tina Gharavi (she/her): @Gharavi on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://bridgeandtunnelproductions.com/


Amy Adrion (she/her): @amyadrion on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://www.halfthepicture.com/


Sarah Grant (she/her): @SGrantCreative on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://www.sarahgrantcreative.com/


Cathy Brady (she/her): @Cathy_Brady on Twitter

Find out more about her work at https://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/elevate/cathy-brady


This week’s recommended films were:

Valley Girl (1983), directed by Martha Coolidge, recommended by Amy Adrion

The Decline of Western Civilization (1981), directed by Penelope Spheeris, recommended by Amy Adrion

Alexandra (2007), directed by Alexander Sokurov, recommended by Phyllida Lloyd

The House is Black (1963), directed by Forugh Farrokhzad, recommended by Tina Gharavi

Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), directed by Marielle Heller, recommended by Sarah Grant


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Host: Helen O’Hara (she/her)

Producer: Maddy Searle (she/her)

Executive Producers: Kobi Omenaka (he/him) and Ella Watts (she/her)

Artwork: Steve Leard (he/him)


Music: Jazz Apricot – Joey Pecoraro; Jazz Mango – Joey Pecoraro; Walk Through The Park – TrackTribe; On Hold For You by Kevin MacLeod - Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/6928-on-hold-for-you - License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license; Members Only – Track Tribe


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