Chicken & Egg Pictures
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and nonprofit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental, and human rights issues they are embracing, translating and exploring on film. Chicken & Egg matches strategically timed financial support with rigorous, respectful, and dynamic mentorship; creative collaboration; and community-building to nurture women filmmakers whose diverse voices represent a range of lived experience and realities that have the power to change the world. Story Leads to Action, one strategic initiative and a partnership with Working Films, presents a monthly-series that brings Chicken & Egg-funded filmmakers together with strategic cohorts of NY-based activists, educators and community organizers to field-test, “design” and brainstorm on-the-spot community/audience engagement strategies for their films. Following each screening, Co-Founder of both Working Films and Chicken & Egg Pictures, Judith Helfand, leads a lively interactive discussion with the directors, guest educators/activists, and the audience. Discussions focus on how to balance the needs of these character-driven films with the needs of local, regional and global advocacy campaigns.