Amma Asante is a British director, writer, and actress who is known for her films that shed light on little-known history.
The puppeteering act of “Punch and Judy” has an origin story written from Judy’s perspective thanks to the unrestrained imagination of first-time writer and director Mirrah Foulkes in her new film “Judy and Punch.” Note the order of the names in this version and you have an inkling of the power behind the film. “Judy […]
As part of our Celebration Series, FF2 Media pays tribute to the work of female filmmakers. Be sure to click on the film titles for full reviews & see where you can stream on JustWatch.com. Director and writer Kimberly Peirce, born on September 8 1967 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, created a successful career for herself, directing […]
Composing film scores is a field within the movie industry that is still overwhelmingly monopolized by men. A study published last year found that of the 100 top-grossing movies of the last twelve years, only 1.4% had a score composed by a woman. And yet, there are female composers: a handful who have been steadily […]
Asians are given very little screen time, and when they are given roles, many fall into stereotypes—we’ve all seen the tech nerd or introverted awkward character played by an Asian. Almost six percent of America’s population is Asian, yet as a minority, many still experience “perpetual foreigner syndrome,” which is when minority group citizens are […]
I can’t believe I’m writing this piece. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about Lynn Shelton, urging people to support her work and help her succeed as a filmmaker. I went on and on about how wonderful I thought she was. On May 16, she died from a blood disorder at the age […]