Unfinished Business: Women In Film and the Quest for Equality

March 21, 2023

Episode Description

This episode is sponsored by Buffalo 8 Distribution: A Bondit Company. Buffalo 8 is a full-service film and media company focused on production, post-production, distribution, design, and finance. CherryPop host Meg McCarthy and Head of Buffalo 8 Distribution Nikki Stier Justice discuss the future of women in film, spotlighting Marcella Cytrynowicz’s gripping thriller romance, American Cherry, and Em Johnson’s coming-of-age story, Balloon Animal.

American Cherry producer Taryn Sims and Balloon Animal writer/director Em Johnson join the conversation to grapple with gender disparity in front of and behind the camera while shedding light on how to support women in film from inside and outside of the industry. The group’s respective experiences give unique perspectives on the indie filmmaking landscape, festival support, and more.

“We still have a long way to go. It helps when you have female producers and people in those positions that can champion women directors and leads in departments. We're not even close to scratching the surface, and we have a long way to go, but I think that the conversations have been started and there is an awareness that we need more.” - Taryn Sims

With its intense storyline, stunning cinematography, and powerful performances, American Cherry is a must-see and is now available on demand.

And do not miss the chance to experience Em Johnson’s enchanting world of Balloon Animal, available on demand April 7th. Support indie filmmaking by checking out some other Buffalo 8 films: Amy’s Victory Dance Diamond in The Rough Fransgiving CherryPicks is the best place to see what women think about movies, tv, and more.

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