Women's March - a documentary by TrimTab Media

San Francisco, California | Film Short

Action, Documentary

Mischa Hedges

3 Campaigns | California, United States

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A documentary about people marching in solidarity for human rights. Our filmmaking team captured the stories of women and their supporters at Women's Marches in Washington D.C., Boston, San Francisco and Oakland, and are shaping these stories into a powerful 30-minute film.

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Mission Statement

This project will share the stories of women and their supporters across ages, classes, races, gender, sexuality and religion. Our filmmaking team also represents diversity in gender, sexual orientation and race.

The Story

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Will you help share this story?

On Saturday, January 21, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington, "coming together in solidarity to express to the new administration & congress that women’s rights are human rights and their power cannot be ignored.” (from Women's March mission statement)

 

That same day, hundreds of sister marches took place in cities and small towns across America. Over 2.9 million people demonstrated - the largest one-day protest in U.S. history.

Our team of 8 filmmakers followed women and their supporters as they marched.

We captured stories in San Francisco, Oakland, Washington D.C. and Boston. The film will explore several women's motivation to march. Some were marching for the first time. For others, this has been a decades-long fight for human rights, dignity and justice. But the common theme is the spirit of democracy. We'll see women and their supporters across this country come together and stand up for a cause they believe in.

 

With this film, we hope to start conversations about democracy and human rights, empower audiences with tools and strategies and inspire viewers to stand up for their rights when they are threatened.

We'll screen the documentary at film festivals, community venues & online

We will premiere the film at a San Francisco film festival in April, host community screenings, and air the film on PBS affiliates. We'll also seek educational distribution and make the film available for on-demand viewing on Amazon Video and Vimeo OnDemand.

 

Why this story?

TrimTab Media is a team of creative filmmakers who help progressive brands and nonprofits tell their stories with video and other online media. We also produce independent documentaries about social and environmental issues that inspire audience to take action.


During the election, we knew we wanted to work on a film related to politics, social justice, racial justice and equality. After the election, we knew we needed to get started right away. We contacted the San Francisco Bay Area Women's March organizers, and began developing a concept to tell the story of the Women's March. Our team is honored and excited to help share this story!

 

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Production

Costs $4,500

Eight filmmakers capturing stories in SF, LA, Boston & D.C. on the day of the march. This covers their fees, meals and travel.

Graphic Design

Costs $500

Designing a poster and postcard for promoting the film.

Marketing + Distribution

Costs $1,500

Designing + building a website. Entry fees for film festivals.

Editing

Costs $7,500

Editing the 5 minute & 20-30 minute films, color correction and audio mix.

Composer + Music

Costs $1,000

Composition of original score, stock music licensing.

About This Team

 TrimTab Media is a team of creative filmmakers who help progressive brands and nonprofits tell their stories with video and other online media. We also produce independent documentaries about social and environmental issues that inspire audience to take action. We're making this film to amplify the voices of the people who joined in solidarity at Women's Marches around the US, and to explore what it means to stand up for your values in America today.

Our filmmaking team believes in inclusivity and equality, and always strives to hold and include these values in our work. With this film, we know that is more important than ever. We are striving to include diverse perspectives in the film itself and throughout the filmmaking process – in gender, race, religion, and beyond.

For all our team members, and particularly for the white men on our team, the work of this film is to help amplify the many voices and the personal stories that aren’t heard often enough – and to show up ourselves, for women’s rights and human rights.

 

Mischa Hedges 

Producer/Director, Camera (San Francisco March)

Mischa is Founder + Chief Storyteller at TrimTab Media, and Women's March will be the fifth documentary he has produced & directed.

 

Alex Albers

Editor

Alex is a talented documentary editor based in San Francisco.

 

Michelle Olivera

Producer & Camera (Oakland March)

Michelle works as an independent producer and is Lead Editor with TrimTab Media.

Iliani Matisse

Producer

Iliani is an award-winning film and television producer.

 

Nicolai Crane

Post-Production Supervisor & Camera (Oakland March)

Nicolai is a talented editor and is Editorial Manager at TrimTab Media.

 

Lillian Dignan

Impact Producer (Oakland/San Francisco Marches)

Lillian is a talented designer, educator and community organizer.

 

Justin Lewis

Camera (San Francisco/Oakland Marches)

Justin is an award-winning cinematographer who produces absolutely amazing images for change-making films. 

 

Ben Pender-Cudlip

Camera (Boston March)

Ben is a talented documentary filmmaker based in Boston. His latest project is Dawnland, a film about the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Sam Price-Waldman

Camera (Washington D.C. March)

Sam is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Washington D.C.

 

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