28 episodes

Hosted by Alexandra Chando and Blair Bomar, The Her Voice Podcast is about getting candid and having meaningful conversations with female filmmakers in regard to their challenges and triumphs in the film and television industry and their unique experience of finding their voice. Male entertainment industry professionals who are opening doors for gender equality will be invited to the conversation as well, providing their own insights and perspectives on an evolving industry.

The Her Voice Podcast ACTIONPARK MEDIA

    • TV & Film
    • 4.3 • 69 Ratings

Hosted by Alexandra Chando and Blair Bomar, The Her Voice Podcast is about getting candid and having meaningful conversations with female filmmakers in regard to their challenges and triumphs in the film and television industry and their unique experience of finding their voice. Male entertainment industry professionals who are opening doors for gender equality will be invited to the conversation as well, providing their own insights and perspectives on an evolving industry.

    Sujata Day

    Sujata Day

    Sujata Day (The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, Insecure) is here with us for episode 27 and brings with her no shortage of knowledge and inspiration. Fresh from directing her first feature (Definition Please), Day explains to us the perks of writing for, directing, and finding a way to fund and raise money for her own projects. She’s had several doors open from the film festival circuit, Sundance in particular, now serving as a Sundance Collab advisor. Showcasing more than a few perks that come along with having her own skin in the game as a filmmaker, she makes it a point to banish any belief in possible missteps. She’s had several projects lead her in directions she never saw coming and is now an HBO visionary ambassador for Asian American filmmakers. You can even find her on the stage as part of the Asian AF improv group at UCB in her spare time. She may not look Indian enough to book Indian roles according to Hollywood’s standard (a ridiculous notion), but she’s certainly not letting that deter her in any way from utilizing her voice and effecting change in a lasting way.

    Follow Sujata on Social Media:
    Instagram: @sujataday
    Website: https://www.SujataDay.com/

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    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr
    Courtney Hoffman

    Courtney Hoffman

    Episode 26 drops in with very lauded former costume designer turned burgeoning director, Courtney Hoffman. We listen as she explains how she worked her way up from the bottom of the costume department to eventually lead the department on sets such as The Hateful Eight, Captain Fantastic, and Baby Driver. We discuss her directorial debut short, The Good Time Girls, the grueling process of actually getting a film made, and empathize around her process of realizing she wanted to be a director (especially after working on 40 films, 38 of which were directed by men). We ask about the new database for female filmmakers, Free The Bid, what it’s been like for her to witness the legend that is Alma Har’el in action, and the disparity between talking about pushing gender parity forward and actually making it a reality. At last, Hoffman makes it clear she doesn’t classify herself as someone who just makes art for art's sake. By “creating characters with a cultural pervasiveness that really penetrate society” there is a unique opportunity to further familiarize herself with this intersection of art and commerce — a place where female filmmakers will undoubtedly continue to make themselves quite at home.

    Follow Courtney on Social Media:
    Instagram: @courtneydirects
    Twitter: @courtneydirects

    Follow Alex & Blair & #TheHerVoicePodcast on Social Media:
    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Laura Lewis

    Laura Lewis

    Laura Lewis joins us in episode 25 for an eye opening and frank conversation about female representation and inclusivity across the board. Rebelle Media is a female forward multimedia company for bold storytellers whose mission is to put women and girls at the heart of their narratives. Lewis is the founder and CEO of Rebelle, along with being a founding member of Time’s Up, an executive member and former board member of Women in Film, and a proud mentor to aspiring filmmakers and entertainment industry executives. We talk about the need for women to be able to harness economic power and ask for what they're worth. At the end of the day, the entertainment industry is a business and the bottom line matters. The fact that men have far more access to capital means they are largely in control of what gets made and how. How people are positioned on screen infiltrates brains on a global scale. This is one of the largest hurdles facing women in our collective journeys to date. Taking a bet on herself and having a strong voice within this industry, Lewis continues to push the needle forward for representation on screen and off.

    Follow Rebelle Media on Social Media:
    Instagram: @rebelle_media
    Website: https://www.rebelle-media.com/

    Follow Alex & Blair & #TheHerVoicePodcast on Social Media:
    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Andrea Quinn

    Andrea Quinn

    In episode 24, we're doing something a little different as we talk to empowerment activist, Andrea Quinn. As a life and business coach, she is an expert in facilitating the conversation around women and our ability to be resilient and persevere. Since starting her business in 2006, Quinn has put together nine tools (The Quinn Essentials) to awaken greatness and allow women to sustainably live in their power. She explains that although these times may feel uncertain, the truth is that nothing has ever been certain and that our greatest tools for navigation have always been our intuition and gut instincts. The challenge, of course, is to learn how to listen to these internal cues independent of hesitation or doubt. In this episode you'll get insights from Quinn, as she is committed to stopping unhelpful narratives of the mind and instead refocusing attention to a healthy relationship to ourselves. We talk about fear, money and our relationship to it, a new way of self-acceptance and how to align ourselves with the abundance and happiness we crave — especially when we learn to trust ourselves and support one another as a unified front.

    Follow Andrea on Social Media:
    Instagram: @andreaquinncoaching
    Website: https://thequinnessentials.com/

    Follow Alex & Blair & #TheHerVoicePodcast on Social Media:
    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Karena Evans

    Karena Evans

    Episode 23 graces us with the major talent and old soul that is Canadian born director and actor, Karena Evans. We begin by hearing about her hands on, practical and driven approach to directing music videos. Her innate understanding of story, combined with a desire to learn how to communicate that technically, propelled her to take a significant leap of faith by seeking out renowned Director X early on. She quickly gained an internship, and through understanding his process, was able to break into the scene and establish herself. Having directed videos for artists like Drake and Coldplay, and with her career expanding into film and TV, she explains — “I don’t really consider myself an activist, however I do feel that art is a form of activism, and we need to continue telling the stories that we’re interested in telling, and tell the stories that will move humanity forward.” In this episode you’ll learn how Evan’s “inherently black, inherently female” perspective is expanding the female gaze, why representation is so important, and the strength in her commitment to authentic storytelling.

    Follow Karena on Social Media:
    Instagram: @karenaevans
    Website: https://karenaevans.com

    Follow Alex & Blair & #TheHerVoicePodcast on Social Media:
    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tara Wood

    Tara Wood

    Episode 22 with return guest, Tara Wood, is a round two worth listening to for a myriad of reasons. Wood has carved out a very unique path for herself as a documentary filmmaker. She has a knack for picking out fascinating subjects and arriving at deeper truths. From Linklater, to Tarantino, to (shhh... it’s a secret) next on the docket — Wood has found a multitude of compelling ways to humanize larger than life figures, who we usually only find behind the camera. An artist from a young age, she planted seeds that today have grown into her very own Wood Entertainment. We delve into what kind of criteria has driven her along this path, circle back to the Harvey in the equation, and explore what it means to acquire and distribute a film after it’s been made. “I’ve overcome a lot because I’ve stared it in the face and kept going”, she says. Wood’s interview is a strong reminder of the power of persistence, how to be an effective advocate for women, and one’s innately valuable ability to press on.

    Follow Tara on Social Media:
    Instagram: @woodentertainmentfilms
    Twitter: @TaraWood66

    Follow Alex & Blair & #TheHerVoicePodcast on Social Media:
    Instagram: @achando @blairbomar @hervoicemfs
    Twitter: @alexandrachando @blairbomar
    Facebook: @hervoicemfs
    Email: hervoice@mammothfilmfestival.org

    The Her Voice Podcast is in association with Mammoth Media Institute and produced by ActionPark Media.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

capydan ,

masterful duo

i missed the first few podcasts, but once i discovered it, i was able to catch up & the quality is consistently great. very enjoyable. highly recommended

iambenlyons ,

Big Fan!

I’ve loved every episode of HER VOICE. As a fan of film, it’s great to learn about everyone’s experiences bringing their stories to the screen. Keep up the great work...

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