Kristen Lucas of Massachusetts – Producer. Member of WIFVNE
What’s the best part
What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? (Or otherwise)This industry is not for the faint at heart. There is a lot of rejection and you can’t take it personally. You just have to persevere and find your audience. For me it’s not necessarily about being a woman, but being outside of Hollywood, you sometimes are not taken as seriously as you might like to be. So you just have to earn the RESPECT by continuing to pitch stories that will appeal to audiences.
In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry?I just want everyone to have a voice no matter who they are, here they come from, what color their skin is, etc. Everyone has a story to tell and share.
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”? I am working on changing the lens in terms of the stories I focus on. I will not discriminate against hiring male crew members (so much amazing talent to choose from), but I will also continue to make a conscious decision to be inclusive. My team is already very diverse and I plan on continuing on growing as we expand. I would encourage others to do the same.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?Network as much as you can. And then follow up and ask how you can get involved if you meet someone that sparks your interests. All they can say is NO, and you never know what or who you might meet as a result of it.
What goals do you have for this year?2019 is a transition year for me and the team. Stay tuned for more!
What women in the region (New England) inspire you?Too many to name. You know who you are. We are already working together.
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on?It’s too early to say… but check out my new website at goldilocks-productions.com for an update on the projects I have in development.
How can your fans find you!?
Instagram: @goldilocksfilm @respectherhustlebrand @snowflakemovie