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#HerStory Laina Barakat

Laina Barakat of New Hampshire – Writer/Director/Producer What’s the best part of your work? I love storytelling. It’s magic. The power of story is everything. I also love the community that gathers around filmmaking. As an art form, it is completely depending on so many individuals getting behind a vision. I get the privilege of […]

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#HerStory Sissy O’Hara

Sissy O’Hara of Rhode Island – Actor What’s the best part about your work? The people What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? (Or otherwise) Agism In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in our industry? Equal respect What’s […]

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#HerStory Leandra Sharron

Leandra Sharron of Massachusetts – Assistant Director of The Boston SciFi Film Festival – Member of WIFVNE What’s the best part about your work? What I enjoy most about my work is getting to experience and advocate for what I believe to be innovative, new, independent film and finding how it can connect with the […]

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#HerStory Nerissa Williams Scott

Nerissa Williams Scott of Massachusetts – Producer – WIFVNE Member What’s the best part about your work? I am able to give people jobs. I love to see their faces as they work and Love what they do. What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? The largest challenge for me would […]

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#HerStory Portland Helmich

Portland Helmich of Massachusetts – Producer/Writer at Northern Light Productions; I also freelance as an on-camera talent (TV host, spokesperson, VO talent, actor) What’s the best part about your work? Telling stories that have meaning and getting the chance at times to meet and interview intelligent, fascinating, and inspiring people who broaden my perspective and/or […]

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#HerStory Karen Stark

Karen Stark of New England + NY. Location Manager + Scout. Member of WIFVNE What’s the best part about your work? Scouting and discovering new, interesting places to film in What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? Locations used to be very much a “Boys Club”.  I was one of the […]

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#HerStory Rachel Cann

Rachel Cann of Massachusetts – Writer – Member of WIFVNE What’s the best part about your work? Humor What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? (Or otherwise) Keeping up with technology. In the age of #MeToo & #TimesUp, what do you hope to see happening in the future for women in […]

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#HerStory Miriam Olken

Miriam Olken of Massachusetts – PA / AD Member of WIFVNE What’s the best part about your work? I get to work with incredible people, creating awesome projects, learning lots of skills I hope to use in the future for my own projects. What challenges have you’ve faced in this industry as a woman? Sometimes […]

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#HerStory Susan Bryant

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 […]

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#HerStory Raeshelle Cooke

Raeshelle Cooke of Massachusetts – Award Winning Filmmaker What’s the best part about your work? 1) Being able to tell a story about love, loss and life through beautiful music; 2) sharing stories about women that look like me, without all the stereotypes and foolishness; showing that we are humans like everyone else, who live […]