We are very happy to announce that Operator has been selected by UNDERWIRE FILM FESTIVAL (London) and LA FEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Los Angeles). In Underwire we are nominated in the BEST SOUND DESIGN category, so congratulations to our Sound Designer, Lisa-Marie McStay!
Both these festivals celebrate and promote female filmmakers, with their films either featuring strong, interesting and complex female characters, or having a female heavy crew - or both in our case!
The statistics for female representation in the film industry are not great, for example in the 700 top-grossing films from 2007 to 2014, only 30.2 percent of the 30,835 speaking characters were female.
With people from Carey Mulligan to Meryl Streep calling out sexism in the film industry, the topic has never been more on the radar, and the conversation is only getting louder.
Festivals like Underwire and LA Femme exist to challenge the status quo, and to give female filmmakers the platform they need to get their voices heard.