In honor of SADIE's Seattle premiere, for the second installment of SADIE IN 60 SECONDS we are shining a spotlight on our incredible crew. 50% women, 50% men and 100% amazing, these stalwart crewtopians braved the soggy and freezing conditions of January in the PNW with a smile and an enthusiasm that humbled us every day. So grateful to them all for their hard work, their humor, their positivity, and the artfulness that they brought to every frame of SADIE.
We're so excited to unveil the first video in our new series SADIE IN 60 SECONDS. These one-minute videos highlight aspects of our film and the production, providing a glimpse behind the curtain into issues that are important to us. The WOMEN IN FILM piece focuses on the fact that our production was made up of 50% women--more than double the industry norm. This didn't happen by accident--it was a priority for our whole team to not only seek out skilled female crew and department heads, but also to hire up and coming young women for our PA and intern roles in order to nurture the next generation of female filmmakers. We're really proud of the gender parity represented on our set, and thrilled to share this first video on #femalefilmmakerfriday during SADIE's run at Geena Davis's Bentonville Film Festival, which champions inclusion in all aspects of entertainment media.
We had a fantastic world premiere at SXSW 2018. The film was extremely well-received and the great majority of our cast were able to make the trip to Austin to support the film. Sophia Mitri Schloss, Melanie Lynskey, Keith L. Williams, John Gallagher, Jr., and Tony Hale joined Megan Griffiths, Jennessa West, Lacey Leavitt, Jonathan Caso, Eliza Shelden, T.J. Williams, Jr., Amey Rene, and Celia Beasley for an excellent premiere Q&A. Check out the video below (captured by Sophia's proud mom Irene Mitri.) For a fun highlight, go to the six minute mark to see Keith & Melanie's hilarious response to SXSW Festival Director Janet Pierson's question: "What stuck out in this experience for you?"