Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain and other Hollywood A-List actresses are not alone in their struggles to bring more varied and realistic interpretations of the lives of female characters to the big screen.
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.”
Kenny Hargrove has written and directed four short films including "Cold Dark Night With Brilliance" and the webseries pilot "33 Minutes To Live". He's produced or written several others, many of which have been screened at film festivals including "The Light Dances Across The Sky" and "Falling Objects".