• Gail Mooney

I have been thinking about the structure of my documentary, and I felt that I needed an antagonist. All of the women in the film had expressed having their own antagonists, but I needed something/someone who was more universal and a threat, to how I envisioned womens' futures.

I found my film's antagonist, when I saw this post on Facebook, on New Year’s Eve.

It was about an event that was "destined to be the “mansplaining event of the century" and that the 22 Convention was coming to "make women great again."

“Topics the men will discuss include the ills of feminism, the war on motherhood, beauty and obesity, love and dating, getting pregnant and having "unlimited babies," getting in shape, beating the competition to "become the ultimate wife," and boosting femininity.”

Tickets cost $1,999 and are only sold to women. All of the speakers are men.

Upon doing some investigating, it appears to be that this is a real event, taking place at an undisclosed location in Orlando, FL in early May.

I reached out to obtain a press pass for this event, but I have not heard back yet.

I also wanted to inject a little humor into the film, even though it's pretty hard to do with this topic. But I found one woman's response to this event passionate, authenticate and funny. It also gave me hope.


Check out her blog!

The documentary "gods" have been good to me this year. Let's hope it continues.

Happy New Year and stay tuned. I'm busy working behind the scenes on post-production.

  • Gail Mooney

One thing I love about my “job” is that I get to experience all kinds of events, places and people. That’s why I became a photographer and later on, a filmmaker. And I will always have a lot stories to tell, with all those experiences.

I just had a very “cool” experience. I have met a lot of amazing women while doing this documentary, and I’ve heard and relayed many of their incredible stories, but while working with our latest subject Olivia Sebesky,

a video projection artist, I had one of the most cool experiences I ever had.

Olivia has created video projections for acts like James Taylor, Hootie and the Blowfish at Madison Square Garden and recently Aerosmith, in Las Vegas. I have to admit, even after a great interview with Olivia previously in New York City, I didn’t fully understand the breadth and creativity of her work until I saw it – live with Aerosmith. When we traveled to Las Vegas last week, to shoot footage of Olivia on site for one of her recent projects, the Deuces are Wild residency of Aerosmith at the Park MGM Theater, we got an unexpected treat - VIP tickets for that night’s show and VIP treatment along with it. I have seen a lot of bands in my time, but I wasn’t prepared to see one of the best band performances, I’ve ever seen. To make it even more exciting, I got to see Olivia’s amazing work and it blew me away! Rather than try to describe it, you can see this short video I shot with my phone. It only shows the last two minutes of a twenty-five minute pre-show Olivia created. If you’re in Vegas while Aerosmith is in town, go to the show and make sure you get there to see Olivia’s art!

Stay tuned for news about another new subject for Like A Woman. Her name is Barbara Van Cleve and she is a fine art photographer from Montana.

We’ve been busy traveling and creating new stories for this documentary, but now it’s time to start post-production and editing. I love this part of the filmmaking process, but it’s a lot of work for just one person. Plus I want to work with a professional editor who can bring another perspective and add polish to the film.

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  • Gail Mooney

Hi folks,

Just back from a great shoot in Oregon with our latest subject, Shonda Warner and her current venture, Farmacopia.com

I'm backlogged with editing but check out this sneak video preview while I get caught up.

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I have two more stories waiting to be edited. I would really like to hire an editor, so If you're feeling generous - any donation is appreciated.