REEL GRRLS: Empowering young women from diverse communities through media production
By Johanna Carr 93% of young women who partake in the REEL GRRLS media production programs claim they have gained lasting confidence and feel prepared to take on leadership roles. This foundation’s objective is to develop adolescent females in diverse communities into strong women who feel empowered to lead in the media production world. The REEL GRRLS mentors truly believe in the positive influence of women and provide significant support and dedication to its members.
Participants of the REEL GRRLS organization are forever influenced by the enduring relationships they build with well-established, professional women in the film industry. This organization allows for young women to network and form the necessary connections for future career aspirations as well as college scholarships. Teenage girls are able to cultivate and advance their skills in animation, cinematography and script writing, among other things through the various programs REEL GRRLS provides.
Within Seattle, REEL GRRLS Production has already had a huge impact. In 2009, this innovative organization created a series of online episodes and a short documentary called “Confessions of a First-time Operagoer. This documentary gives viewers a behind the scenes look at Seattle Opera’s famous Wagner’s Ring Series. You can view “Confessions of a First-time Operagoer" here.
If you are a Seattle non-profit organization that is in need of video production assistance, make sure to look into the REEL GRRLS Production and Apprenticeship program which offers quality video production to Seattle non-profit organizations on a sliding scale.