One of the greatest benefits of being a part of The Reel Women is meeting amazing professionals. I had the wonderful opportunity, thanks to Cynthia Bemis Abrams and her Advanced TV Herstory, a podcast, to help interview some amazing women, including several from The Reel Women community! Episodes with Danielle Earle and Sanicole Young are… Read More Podcast Series on “Voices of Representation” with “Advanced TV Herstory”
We’re excited for the premiere of “#realtalk with Lynda Furlow: In Conversations with Black Female Creators” Hosted/Moderated by Lynda Furlow (https://manylink.co/@LyndaFurlow) – Writer, director, founder of FTVP & advocate for Women of Color in the media Special Guests: Yolonda Ross – Actress, writer, director, plays Jada Washington on “The Chi” – Showtime Tonya Pinkins – Tony… Read More #realtalk with Lynda Furlow: In Conversations with Black Female Creators
I am so humbled and excited to share a 5-part series with Cynthia Bemis Abrams and “Advanced TV Herstory”. Because Cynthia says it so much better than I can: “Sometimes we lose sight of the adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since lockdown I’ve connected with people and organizations that… Read More 5-Part Podcast Series with “Advanced TV Herstory”
Work with other women. Hire other women. As a marginalized identity in the filmmaking industry, we must support and uplift each other. As a queer Latinx woman, I also keenly feel a responsibility to expand the narrative scope and widen the field by using whatever power and privilege I have to work with, hire, cast,… Read More @rodriguez545: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
Honestly, as a first-time filmmaker, who was part of a two woman crew with a shoestring budget, I wasn’t confident that my documentary “Stories Happen in Forests” would be well received, but so far it’s been accepted at 5 film festivals and counting. It’s an important reminder that story is everything. People are hungry for genuine,… Read More @rodriguez545: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
That the change we so desperately need as a species won’t come fast enough. Our house is essentially on fire, and many of the people inside it are on fire. Too many people, though, don’t see the flames. From the perils of climate change to the related systems of racism, wealth inequality, and gender and… Read More @rodriguez545: What is your biggest concern with the future?
“Bootcamp for the revolution” was the tagline for @AntiochCollege where I was an undergrad, so you could say I’ve always had the heart of a rebel. But our school motto was “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity”, and that has really been the organizing principle of my life, my… Read More @rodriguez545: What’s a defining moment in your life?
I accidentally discovered filmmaking through my love of storytelling. I’m a writer by training, and I’ve published poems, short stories, lesbian erotica, creative nonfiction, and essays, including intersectional feminist media critiques on @bitch.flicks. I’ve always been drawn, though, to film and visual media. I’m the Marketing Director at Southern US forest protection nonprofit @DogwoodAlliance, and… Read More @rodriguez545: Why did you decide to get into this industry?
Few things I can’t speak about YET, but it involves a TV series I’ve created called CIVILIZED that will tell the true history of America from the eyes of a Cherokee woman. IG: @A.samaroo Twitter: @Asamaroo613
Books and plays. I love to read.
Don’t stop. Don’t give up until you’re where you want to be. Don’t let sexism or ageism in this industry define you. Be yourself. That’s your greatest gift.