Hey, I'm Barbara Ann !

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with films #DirectedbyWomen.

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Mildly Different

Maynooth, Ireland Film Short
Drama, Other

An edgy drama about a young woman on the autistic spectrum who struggles w/ all around her until the kindness of one person changes her life

101%

This project got the green light!

Scratch This

New York City, New York Series
Action, Comedy

Featuring three self-centered sisters who make a futile attempt to overcome their sibling rivalry resulting in riotous physical comedy.

106%

This project got the green light!

Go Go, Boy!

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Comedy, LGBTQ

A boy finds comfort in his own skin when he dumps wrestling for fabulousness

83%

This project got the green light!

Hello From Taiwan

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

A Taiwanese American family living in California in the late 1980s struggles to re-unite across cultural and language barriers.

110%

This project got the green light!

Making the Scene

Bloomington, Indiana Film Short
Sci-Fi, Experimental

Future is past. Andy and Al are desperate. Their 1965 press junket is hip. Their new sci-fi film is groovy. But is that enough?

141%

This project got the green light!

Paris is in Harlem

New York City, New York Film Feature
Drama, Musical

A multi-character mosaic set in 2017, on the day the infamous Cabaret or No Dancing Law was repealed in NYC.

111%

This project got the green light!

Hysterical Women

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

What do you do when your friend (and boss) is accused of sexual assault? Alexa realizes the answer is never black and white.

144%

This project got the green light!

Brown Town

McAllen, Texas Film Feature
Musical, Romantic Comedy

A loner beat boxer finds family in her college's South Asian acapella team.

80%

This project got the green light!

Hatched

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

After a recent personal loss, one woman's grief turns to obsession as she searches for clues about missing children in a national forest.

87%

This project got the green light!

Miles Underwater

San Antonio, Texas Film Feature
Drama, Family

13-year-old Miles is struggling to find where he belongs when an unusual event forces him to face his biggest fear and take a leap of faith.

106%

This project got the green light!

MOTHERSHIP, the documentary

Sacramento, California Film Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

A time capsule of millennial feminism taken from MOTHERSHIP, one of the few remaining women's festivals.

80%

This project got the green light!

Stallion of a Dream: California & the Camarillo White Horse

Ojai, California Film Feature
Documentary, History

Before low-riders and hotrods, California was the birthplace of an endangered horse that became part of our California cultural identity.

81%

This project got the green light!

The NEW FREEDOM

Denver, Colorado Film Feature
Horror, Thriller

It's not just about survival. It's about a community.

124%

This project got the green light!

One Bird at a Time

Portland, Oregon Series
Comedy, Drama

When do-gooder and lovable neurotic Julie strives to save the neediest and the craziest in the world, she has to start in her own backyard.

105%

This project got the green light!

Shield

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Family

Zoe overcomes her unusual attachment to a blanket with her foster mom's creative use of comic books.

104%

This project got the green light!

Romance Analyst

New York City, New York Film Feature
Comedy

A platonic love triangle between a woman, her best friend, and her therapist.

102%

This project got the green light!

Rendezvous in Chicago: Three Tales of Love in the Windy City

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Drama, Romantic Comedy

RENDEZVOUS IN CHICAGO is a short comedic feature comprised of three vignettes, each corresponding to the different phases of a relationship.

101%

This project got the green light!

Roots of Fire

Lafayette, Louisiana Film Feature
Documentary, Music

The story behind a new generation of musicians keeping one of America’s last true cultures alive in the heart of Louisiana.

102%

This project got the green light!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema

New York City, New York Film Festival
Film-related Business, Shorts Program

Show us your film. We'll show you success.

81%

This project got the green light!

Talk to the Hands

Riverside, California Film Feature
Comedy, Romance

When a couple is in love, different languages and cultures just fall on deaf ears, for real!

82%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

Junie & Frank

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy, Family

Frank's granddaughter, Junie, won't answer his calls. So he fibs a little.

81%

This project got the green light!

Tales From the Dancing Maenads

Austin, Texas Series
Thriller, Drama

An anthology series of short films exploring female archetypes in vintage style.

100%

This project got the green light!

Wise Gals

Boston, Massachusetts Film Short
Crime, Drama

In an alternate 1980s underground, organized crime is ruled by women. Up-and-coming mobster Sophia is ready to take the throne.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Atavist

Pittsfield, Berkshire County Film Feature
Adventure, Sci-Fi

A young woman travels to the past, but when the things she leaves alter history, she must get them back to save the future.

292%

This project got the green light!

Epiphany

Tarpon Springs, Florida Film Feature
Drama, Family

A young girl struggles to create a relationship with her father after the death of her aunt who raised her.

103%

This project got the green light!

Fantastic Santa Monaco

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama, Satire

A film about a group of performance artists who are looking for love, connection and significance in Los Angeles.

80%

This project got the green light!

Rainmaker

Missoula, Montana Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A young mother struggles with the demon of her eating disorder and the implication that it holds for her six-year-old daughter.

83%

This project got the green light!

The American Mistake

Nashville, Tennessee Film Short
Comedy, Shorts Program

A woman wakes up after a night of heavy drinking and, well, you know the rest. Or do you?

129%

This project got the green light!

Leia's Army

Silver Spring, Montgomery County Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

A family comes apart at the seams when a teenage girl attends the Women’s March without telling her Born Again Christian mom.

101%

This project got the green light!

Control

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Drama

A woman suffering from OCD tries to write a suicide note that takes into consideration every single loose end in her life.

181%

This project got the green light!

Lily 'N' Rose

Denver, Colorado Film Short
Drama

Lily and Rose are best friends. When Rose abandons her, Lily flees into the wilderness, confronting something even more profound.

115%

This project got the green light!

Lady Parts Justice in The New World Order

Chicago, Illinois Film Feature
Comedy, Documentary

Lizz Winstead's band of Merry Pranksters defends reproductive rights in this documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ruth Leitman.

105%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York City, New York Film Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York City, New York Film Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Commercial for the Queen of Meatloaf

Baltimore, Maryland Film Short
Experimental

In a surrealist take on a 1950s commercial, a housewife attempts to spice up her marriage by preparing a delicious meatloaf for dinner.

84%

This project got the green light!

Forbidden Steps

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Global Celebration, Family

A Muslim police officer stuck between his dancer daughter & orthodox father must grapple with ties to tradition & his own American dream.

101%

This project got the green light!

Hide and Seek

Washington, District of Columbia Film Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

An indie rock musician turned stay-at-home dad makes an impulsive wish, propelling him into an alternate reality.

130%

This project got the green light!

Biophilia

Petaluma, California Film Short
Thriller, Shorts Program

When an animal dies under her watch, an isolated new farmer is pushed to prove her worth.

103%

This project got the green light!

HERE NOW

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Family

HERE NOW is a magical reality about the power of a parent’s love.

142%

This project got the green light!

The Fob and I: Season Two

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

A webseries about 2 Indians that are different.

113%

This project got the green light!

The Future of Man

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A young mother defies a strict religious cult to obtain critical medical care for her dying son.

94%

This project got the green light!

Devoti Tutti

Catania, Province of Catania Film Feature
Documentary

Saint Agatha of Catania was killed for resisting the advances of a Roman governor. Her story has always been told by men — until now.

135%

This project got the green light!

Pin Up! The Movie

Boulder, Colorado Film Feature
Documentary, Transmedia

Dangerous. Sexy. All American Girl.

101%

This project got the green light!

Black Kungfu Chick

Los Angeles, California Series
Action, Drama

Just an ordinary girl from South LA learns kungfu from her premed teacher to protect her community from local menaces in more ways than one.

90%

This project got the green light!

Inner U Diagnosed?

Bethany, Connecticut Film Feature
Documentary

IUD horror stories flood social media with side-effect forums and self-removal videos raising concerns about the device's actual safety.

84%

This project got the green light!

ACID TEST (short film)

Houston, Texas Film Short
Drama, Family

A short film about dropping acid and going home to your parents! Trip alongside Jenny as her concert night turns into family absurdity.

89%

This project got the green light!

SHE SINGS TO THE STARS

Bristol, Vermont Film Feature
Drama, Mystery

The desert. A Native American grandmother. Her half-Mexican grandson. A white, aging magician. What's real? And who are the real magicians?

88%

This project got the green light!

The Camel's Back

Nairobi, Kenya Film Short
Drama, Fantasy

A beautiful short film exploring what healing and letting go can mean for a 13 year old teenage girl struggling with growing pains.

123%

This project got the green light!

OMA

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama

To complete her thesis, a PhD candidate must get the Holocaust testimony of her estranged grandmother.

105%

This project got the green light!

Keep the Change

New York, United States Film Feature
Romantic Comedy

A young man struggling to hide his autism falls in love with a young woman who challenges his desire to appear ‘normal’.

106%

This project got the green light!

BRIDES TO BE

Seattle, Washington Film Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The night before their wedding, two women battle sinister forces to save themselves, and each other.

112%

This project got the green light!

Ghost Light

New York City, New York Series
Comedy

Those that work backstage should never be seen or heard. . . until now.

40%

This project got the green light!

Girl Trip

Sacramento, California Series
Comedy, Horror

A fun road trip ends in murder and mayhem when hidden resentments between best friends surface and everyone learns the hard way never to get

106%

This project got the green light!

Normal Valid Lives

Minneapolis, Minnesota Film Feature
Documentary

One community's fight to accept and protect all kids.

81%

This project got the green light!

See You On the Other Side

Seattle, Washington Film Short
Romance, Sci-Fi

Love is a superpower.

111%

This project got the green light!

After Ever After

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Experimental

When is it too late to save a marriage that's been slowly bleeding to death for years?

28%

This project got the green light!

Of Dust and Bones

Santa Monica, California Film Feature
Drama

A desert recluse is visited by her dead husband's best friend, who arrives with an unsettling agenda.

88%

This project got the green light!

Wedlocked

Los Angeles, California Film Short
LGBTQ, Satire

Not one to be held back by unfair legislation, Sydney outsmarts the web of laws keeping her tied down and unable to get divorced.

90%

This project got the green light!

The Light of The Moon

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Drama

After her world is irrevocably changed, a successful New York City architect struggles to regain intimacy and control in her life.

88%

This project got the green light!

Auld Lang Syne

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy, Drama

An annual New Year’s Eve party becomes occasion for disaster as three couples' lives unravel spectacularly over the course of the evening.

80%

This project got the green light!

COLOURING BOOK PRODUCTIONS

Rochester, New York Company
Documentary

Colouring Book Productions uses storytelling to make diversity normal. Help us "colour" outside of the lines.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sea of Fog

San Francisco, California Film Short
Drama, Romance

Strangers pass each other every day, unaware of what exists between them.

117%

This project got the green light!

"Slut: A Documentary Film"

California, United States
Documentary

Sharing personal stories to explore how we can work toward a world that embraces female sexuality and supports victims of sexual assault.

103%

This project got the green light!

To Mike

Savannah, Georgia Film Short
Drama

Struggling to find her place, a recent college grad receives unprecedented encouragement from a young stranger she meets on a train.

80%

This project got the green light!

Between Colors

Fullerton, California Film Short
Drama

A young artist unexpectedly falls in love, losing sight of her dreams of becoming a painter.

116%

This project got the green light!

Ticketed

United States Film Short
Action, Comedy

A small town cop wishes for a little more action in her life, and action is exactly what she gets when a band of thugs come to town!

82%

This project got the green light!

Warne Marsh: An Improvised Life

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A son seeks to elevate his father's musical legacy while discovering the man behind the music.

86%

This project got the green light!

Sleeping With Earrings On

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Maggie’s marrying the woman of her dreams but will tension between her sisters ruin the day?

166%

This project got the green light!

Talking to the Air: The Horses of the Last Forbidden Kingdom

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Adventure, Documentary

Death-defying races are the Himalayan back-drop for man’s ancient spiritual bond with the horse.

102%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.

80%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York City, New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

Charlie & Poppy, A Short Film by Jennifer Potts

Manchester, New Hampshire Film Short
Drama

A young boy cherishes his grandfather who, from a train station platform, creates magical moments.

87%

This project got the green light!

Son of Somerset Files

Alabama, United States Series
Sci-Fi, Transmedia

After inheriting her grandfather’s UFO research, a young woman documents her investigation.

89%

This project got the green light!

Across The Tracks

Atlanta, Georgia Film Short
Drama, Family

In 1960s GA, a young mixed girl decides to pass for white, a choice that follows her for many years.

102%

This project got the green light!

Finding Jenn's Voice

Pennsylvania, United States Film Feature
Documentary

Homicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy. But no one is talking about it. Until now.

100%

This project got the green light!

A New York Pair

New York City, New York Film Short
Romantic Comedy

What happens when Molly and Charles must decide between ambition and love in New York City?

121%

This project got the green light!

Cross

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Film-Noir

A young Filipino backyard boxer enters a Mexican fight ring in the San Fernando Valley.

100%

This project got the green light!

The Videoblogs

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.

108%

This project got the green light!

Take A Leap: South Africa

Columbia, South Carolina Film Short
Other

Take A Leap web series chronicles Black American expats that live abroad.

82%

This project got the green light!

Everybody Does It

California, United States Film Short
Comedy

A young woman searches for her own orgasm

101%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women

United States
Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

Pushing Out Daisy

United States Film Short
Comedy, Drama

84%

This project got the green light!

Dead Saturday

Huntsville, Alabama Film Short
Drama, Thriller

A misled band of youths believes they found a religious loophole for releasing their inner demons.

84%

This project got the green light!

Rewind: Play

Portland, Oregon Film Feature
Documentary

Playful exploration of adults who enjoy the simplicity of childhood revelry amidst grown-up pressure

82%

This project got the green light!

Arcadia Bay

Portland, Oregon Film Short
Mystery, Sci-Fi

A pair of military scientists discover they are living inside a simulation and set out to learn why.

132%

This project got the green light!

Live a Little

New York City, New York Film Short
Comedy

An ambitious 9yr old must complete her bucket list since she expects to die by the end of the day.

80%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

Section II

United States Company
Film-related Business, LGBTQ

Netflix for Lesbians.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Dreamers

Chicago, Illinois Series
Comedy, Drama

Six young artists working and creating their way post-graduation in the city of Chicago.

54%

This project got the green light!

There is a New World Somewhere

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Drama

A troubled woman is seduced by a stranger who takes her on a road trip through America's deep south.

27%

This project got the green light!

Time Signature

Brooklyn, New York Film Short
Sci-Fi

Danielle meets her favorite guitarist, Astra, who reveals that she is a time-traveler.

100%

This project got the green light!

Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Satire, Shorts Program

A grindhouse short starring a quick-witted stripper who's out to get even with the men in her way.

98%

This project got the green light!

Kibuki: Spirits in Zanzibar

San Francisco, California Film Short
Documentary, Experimental

An cross-cultural experiment in possession, trance, and the meaning of healing. A poem film.

100%

This project got the green light!

Charlotte

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A drama about those moments of childhood that never leave us.

106%

This project got the green light!

TurtleDove Films

Austin, Texas Company
Film-related Business

If you're here for a follow back, we'd rather you follow "A Room Full of Nothing" - that is the only campaign we actively update.

93%

This project got the green light!

Panomundo

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Documentary

A documentary about the history of the steelpan and its influence around the world.

26%

This project got the green light!

The Devil's Violinist

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama

A violinist walks the line between beauty and pain as he repays his debt to the Devil.

94%

This project got the green light!

Eveningstar Cinema

Brunswick, Cumberland County
Film-related Business

Save The Eveningstar Cinema

80%

This project got the green light!

No Le Digas a Nadie (Don't Tell Anyone)

Brooklyn, New York Film Feature
Documentary

An undocumented youth fights for herself, her mother and her community to come out of the shadows.

81%

This project got the green light!

Seed&Spark's Seed&Spark!

New York City, New York
Other

It's not about fundraising, it's about filmmaking! Join the movement to shape the future of film.

104%

This project got the green light!

The Louise Log (Season 3)

New York, United States Series
Comedy

She's got a high-maintenance husband and an over-active inner voice.

83%

This project got the green light!

She Lights Up Well

Detroit, Michigan Film Feature
Comedy

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

96%

This project got the green light!

Stories of the Unconscious

Brooklyn, New York
Experimental

A short film of nine surreal landscapes where animals speak, statues bleed and people seek purpose.

94%

This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

A loving father with a propensity for violence and his struggle to earn his family's trust.

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True Colours

2007

 • Film Short

by Barney Elliott

A short film about women, Puerto Rico, and sexuality...

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Gabi

2012

 • Film Short

by Zoe Salicrup-Junco

What if a girl has a very private moment in a very public place?

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Downtown

2013

 • Film Short

by Jaclyn Gramigna

The ancient biblical story of Esther helped Jewish dissidents revolt against an oppressive regime.

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Pur

2013

 • Film Short

by Anat Vovnoboy

In the wake of her brother's suicide, a young Mexican woman travels to Cuba in search of answers.

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Sombras de Azul (Shades of Blue)

2013

 • Film Feature

by Kelly Daniela Norris

A struggling actress moves home and directs a production to try and save the community theater.

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She Lights Up Well

2014

 • Film Feature

by Joyce Wu

A Native American fishing couple negotiate the changing waters beneath them.

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80 to 90 ft

2014

 • Film Short

by Jason B. Kohl

Farah tries to lose her virginity while on the 2004 campaign trail with her best friends.

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Farah Goes Bang

2015

 • Film Feature

by Meera Menon

A woman from the future fights to protect her new identity from her old one.

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Movement and Location

2015

 • Film Feature

by Alexis Boling

Two Cousins. Both Indian. Very different.

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The FOB and I

2016

 • Series

by Meenakshi Ramamurthy

Meet the female construction workers in Burma building a rapidly changing nation.

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The Construct

2017

 • Film Short

by Jalena Keane-Lee

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