Susan Bryant of Massachusetts – Sound Recordist – Member of WIFVNE
What’s the best part about your work?
Adventures, interesting projects, cool teammates.
What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman?
Due to the intimate places we have to mic, I feel women are more appropriate for my role.
In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry?
I hope that no one ever thinks that kissing ass (or more) is mandatory for succeeding in the business.
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”?
When women bow out of being on camera, I’ve been explaining to them that they become part of the problem — allowing the media to portray their expertise/their contributions/their roles, without them. Without their identities present to diversify what younger people are able to see on the screen they are not helping balance gender representation in the media. (This goes for any underrepresented group of course).
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Say yes to work. Get a good rental house that you can call to back you up. Hire good people.
What goals do you have for this year?
Work on film projects that make an impact on the world.
What women in the region (New England) inspire you?
Beth Cloutier, Nikki Bramley for their dedication to their sport of DP.
How can your fans find you!? (Please add your social media & websites so we can tag you!)
Through WIFVNE or Tim at Central Booking.