A recent trove of articles have highlighted the difficulties facing female directors trying to tell great stories about women, including, The New York Times Magazine,The LA Times, LA Weekly and more.
Imagine the difficulties, but what if you are a man? There is a growing list of male filmmakers who also seek to tell great stories about women. Kenny Hargrove, an African-American journalist turned independent filmmaker, is one of them. But it isn’t easy for him either. “When I talk to investors and production companies about my latest project, the dismissive phrase is, ‘Oh, a chick flick,’ which effectively ends the conversation,” he said.
Hargrove’s latest endeavor, called “Snow,” is a drama about a woman’s journey towards love and destiny, an artist’s struggle for personal change. The film might be compared to recent film adaptations like “Under The Tuscan Sun,” “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Blue Jasmine,” and the new films “Carol” and “Brooklyn.”