“Films are so powerful, so let’s think about what that means, so a film is a story, but it is a story told through the perception of the director and/or writer, so if that simple perspective is 96% of the time a male perspective then literally our entire understanding about how the world functions is developed through the male gaze.” — Naomi McDougall Jones
Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt: Empowering Actors to Create Episode 12. Today we have actor, writer, producer Naomi McDougall Jones (naomimcdougalljones.com). We discuss vagina power, BITE ME, no seriously, her upcoming film is called BITE ME, and can we still take a leap of faith?!?!
Naomi McDougall Jones is an award-winning writer, actress, and producer based in New York City. She wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning feature film, IMAGINE I'M BEAUTIFUL, for which Naomi received three Best Actress Awards and “The Don Award” for Best Independently Produced Screenplay of 2014. The film received a 12-city theatrical release and is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay (www.imagineimbeautiful.com). Her articles on the independent film scene and women’s role in it have appeared in INDIEWIRE, MOVIE SCOPE MAG and CINEMA/VERITE and she is a blogger for THE HUFFINGTON POST. She is currently in development on her second feature film, BITE ME, with producer Jack Lechner (THE FOG OF WAR, BLUE VALENTINE, former executive at Mirimax and HBO) and Jonathan Bronfman (THE WITCH). A TV series she created, The Dark Pieces, was named on The 2016 WriteHer List as one of the top 16 unproduced pilots by a female screenwriter. Naomi was additionally one of the writers for Amazon’s new TV series THE NEW YORKER PRESENTS, which premiered at Sundance 2016.