Trish Clark of Connecticut. City Producer for the New Haven 48 Hour Film Project & CEO Nutmeg Institute
What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? I think as a women in the industry I have had to work harder, longer, and with more determination to get ahead. The good thing is that in this industry hard work gets noticed and gets you the next job or connection!
In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry? I hope to see women support each other and reach out to each other first for the next job/project. Train each other to do as much as we can to create more projects together. Believe in each other!
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”? I love the idea of inclusion riders – but as I said before train women in all aspects so that they are part of the pool, to begin with when looking for crew. Don’t shut someone out, train them to do the jobs better. Any man or woman can fill any role on set.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker? Keep going, keep creating, get your voice out there. Find your people that keep pushing you forward and create with them. Don’t give in and pander to what doesn’t speak to you or your vision. Make your vision the new vision that others want to be part of going forward.
What goals do you have for this year? To make the New Haven 48 & Nutmeg Institute more widespread and more of a haven for creatives.
What women in the region (New England) inspire you? Alicia Ghio from rmedia! Alicia is a producer extraordinaire! She runs all aspects of production at rmedia as well as serves on several Boards in the Danbury area. She uses her production skills to highlight the town she loves. And she is a pleasure to collaborate and work with at every turn! Another woman is Caissie St. Onge of CT, who is now out in LA making a little show with Busy Phillips. And it’s all about women working!
Upcoming Events or Announcements? What are you working on? The New Haven 48HFP will be filming July 26th – 28th this year. Screening on July 31 & August 1st. Awards night later in August.
Nutmeg Institute is teaching after school PSA production classes this entire school session as well as working with the Boys & Girls Club. Some of those will screen at EdAdvance Skills 21 Awards night later this year. Nutmeg is also producing a 2nd annual short film competition in October with Two Roads Brewery. And a new short film competition will be happening in Danbury in the fall as well.
How can your fans find you!? https://www.48hourfilm.com/newhaven/ https://www.nutmeginstitute.com/ We’re on FB, IG, & twitter too!