Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Since 2005, it has awarded $6 million in grants and numerous hours of mentorship to 270 filmmakers. Films that it has supported have gone on to win awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards. On October 22, 2015, Chicken & Egg Pictures celebrated its 10-year anniversary at the Art Directors Club in New York City. The evening featured the launch of an interactive installation exhibit that brought to life five Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee films. I was selected to create an installation for the film, Sepideh: Reaching for the Stars. The documentary follows the story of a young Iranian girl (Sepideh) who aspires to be an astronaut. The film is directed by Danish filmmaker and social anthropologist Berit Madsen. The film explores intersections of STEM, D&I, and history through the lens of Sepideh's professional dreams.
Art, Storytelling, & Impact
Agency: Independent/By Mnemosyne, 2015