By now you may have heard of this one. It’s the documentary project on Alice Guy-Blache, who in 1896 became the world’s first female director (and one of the world’s first filmmakers, period). She created her own movie studio and made over 1000 films over the next twenty years, pioneering film technology and developing techniques such as the close-up. Yet she has been lost to history, as have so many of the women who trailblazed the film industry in its earliest years.
Now a couple of filmmakers, Pamela Green and Jarik van Slujis, are raising money on Kickstarter to tell Alice’s story in a documentary feature film. They have raised over $70,000 but they need $200,000 for the project to get made. They have five days to go in their Kickstarter campaign, and if they don’t raise the rest of the $200,000 in that time, they will forfeit the $70,000 already pledged. Now is a great time to get yourself over to Kickstarter and throw in a few bucks for this incredibly important project!