Focuses on contemporary female filmmakers, producers, writers, and actresses and the increased influence of women in Hollywood.
This riveting documentary embraces the accomplishments of women in front of and behind the camera. It is a heartfelt look at contemporary women who are directing dramatic feature films throughout the world today.
Utilizing film clips and candid interviews with directors, producers, screenwriters and actresses, Calling the Shots focuses on the diversity of films being made by women, the power structure of the industry, and the women who hold such power. Using the cinema verite style so brilliantly displayed in their 1982 Genie Award-winning P4W: Prison for Women and acclaimed Hookers on Davie (1984), Cole and Dale delicately weave an entertaining yet compelling tale of women's struggle and acceptance in the film industry. The result is a powerful documentary that not only explores the unique contribution of women to film but illuminates the personal side of these women's accomplishments.
Other credits: A Cineplex Odeon Film Produced and Directed by Janis Cole and Holly Dale Cinematography: John Walker, Sandi Sissel and Judy Irola Sound: Aerlyn Weissman, Alan Barker Editing: Janis Cole, Holly Dale Production Company: Women in Cinema Inc.