Future Weather debuted at Tribeca Film Festival over the weekend. It is the result of six years of hard work and passion from Jenny Deller and Kristin Fairweather. This is a special film not only because of the story it tells, but because it was written, directed and produced by women. It is a film made by women for women. In 2011, only 5% of films were directed by women, 4% were edited by women, 14% written by women and 25% produced by women. Future Weather is a meaningful film featuring real, authentic female characters.
The film follows a resilient and resourceful 13-year-old girl who was abandoned by her mother. She overcomes emotional abuse through her talent for science and passion for the environment. Jenny and Kristin screened the film for 300 high school students last week. Kristin shared the reactions and questions from the girls in the audience which energized them and reinforced their belief in the importance of meaningful cinematic role models for girls growing up today.
Over the past several months I have watched the journey these two women have been on. They are smart, talented and dedicated filmmakers. They are in need of their last bit of funding and started a kickstarter fundraising campaign. Check it out: http://kck.st/HnpblA