Lea-Ann W. Berst
Producer, Pioneers in Skirts
What do you love about your work?
I love that with story I can make an impact
What is your vision for yourself, female filmmakers, or the media industry in 2020? To elevate and advance female filmmakers so that they get the jobs they deserve.
What’s one way you would suggest people “Change the Lens”?
Create a directors reel compilation that showcases films directed by women. Make it a teaser.
What advice would you give to a new female filmmaker?
Don’t rely on the filmmaking programs to advance your career. Use your network. It’s all about who knows you.
Which women in the New England region inspire you?
Joan Darling. She lives in Maine and is featured in our film. Joan was one of the first paid female directors in Hollywood. She had to fight for her career. Now in her 80’s, she is still fighting, and very supportive of women coming up behind her.
What film or series are looking forward to watching this year? Why?
Wonder Woman, The Quiet Place 2 — because of the entertainment
Please let us know if you are attending any film festivals or events, and why you are attending them.
Yes, to screen Pioneers in Skirts / to see other films that inspire our future work / to support other filmmakers
How can your fans find you!?
https://www.pioneersinskirts.com | https://www.facebook.com/PioneersinSkirts | https://twitter.com/pioneersnskirts | https://www.instagram.com/pioneersinskirts/