Unleashed — Call for Directors
#ConnectingThread documentary short series is seeking emerging filmmakers for upcoming episodes.
UNLEASHED is a NYC-based nonprofit organization founded by Kara Ross. Kara is an entrepreneur, donor activist and an award-winning jewelry designer whose work is recognized by the White House and art museums across the country.
The mission of UNLEASHED is to support and celebrate female artisans and entrepreneurs around the world. They are currently working on an ongoing series of documentary shorts called #ConnectingThread that focuses on female empowerment and highlights entrepreneurs and artisans through authentic storytelling.
UNLEASHED also focuses on long-term impact and sustainability through their various partnerships (the goal is to help where it’s needed): KIVA, Novica, & Mpowered to name a few. You can view them all here. Their Board of Directors is made up of Kara Ross, Susan Rockefeller and Regina K. Scully.
They have completed 3 episodes of #ConnectingThread, all directed by top Oscar®-nominated / award-winning female directors. Through intimate vérité profiles and unfettered access, the episodes provide a first-hand intimate look into the lives of the female entrepreneurs and artisans through authentic storytelling. The series is exploratory, and taps into an educational entertainment “armchair philanthropist” approach.
DIRECTOR: Oscar®-nominated director Amy Berg
Featuring female artisans in rural India, beading & embroidery
DIRECTOR: Academy®-award winning director Chris Hegedus
Featuring young women in the foster care system learning to crochet
DIRECTOR: Oscar®-nominated director Lucy Walker
Featuring female entrepreneurs in the food sector and urban farming
*Links coming soon*
They are further developing the series, and will continue to create documentary shorts geared toward a digital media approach that are about 6-8 minutes in length.
UNLEASHED has vetted over 200+ artisans and female entrepreneurs globally, with unique compelling stories. They are working on the creative strategy for FALL 2018 and the next 2 films:
#1 New York Fashion Week Sept. 6-14
They would like to profile 1 designer, a hair stylist, a PR Agent, a photographer, and a model to show the different perspectives and lead into a large NYC runway show.
#2 ART MIAMI Dec. 4-9
They will be profiling a female gallery owner based in NYC and a talented artist leading into Art Miami week.
At this time, we are securing talented/emerging filmmakers that have the ability to also edit and have access to film equipment.
Please contact Jaclynn Brennan, Vice President & Creative Director, UNLEASHED, if interested.