Director BIO: Molly Maguire

Played at the FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday August 24, 2017

Director Biography

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Molly Maguire is a New York based Artist/Filmmaker working as a Production/Costume Designer and a freelance Wardrobe Stylist. She is the founder of Mammy Desgins, a sustainable wallets line based out of Brooklyn. After graduating with honors from Maryland Institute of Art, with a BFA in Painting and Video Art Molly headed to NYC. For over ten years she worked on many creative projects from films, gallery shows, fashion, production design, wardrobe styling and costuming. With emphasis in theatre, commercial, film, print and fashion consulting. Another passion is writing and directing. She currently splits her time between NYC and Nashville while raising a family and working.

Director Statement

The Session was created by my sister and myself after having had many conversations about the notion that women are not funny. To help dispel this notion we created a film that showcases funny women.
This film is also special to me because while directing the film I was pregnant with my first daughter, I have since had a second daughter. It is important to me that they are brought up in a world surrounded by strong, funny, compassionate women and men. In a world that views both sexes as funny and equal. This film has been a way for me to contribute to that world.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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