Dream, Girl World Premiere

Hello Dreamers,

It feels like a zillion butterflies have thrown my heart off the Empire State Building because WE HAVE FINISHED THE MOVIE & OUR WORLD PREMIERE IS JUNE 9th!
And I have to be honest with you — I’ve never been more proud of anything I have ever done in my entire life. These last few months Komal and I have spent late nights, early mornings, and weekends working out all the details of the story. Did I mention Komal moved from Ottawa, Canada to New York!?! She now lives 5 blocks from me, and we work side by side everyday. After working together remotely for over a year it is so amazing to have her here in person, and be able to share this Dream, Girl momentum together.

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The Best Year of My Life

Hello Dreamers,

As 2015 comes to an end, the Dream, Girl team and I have been riding on an aura of gratitude, appreciation, and awe. When I look back on this year and all we accomplished to get us one step closer to releasing the film, I feel speechless.

But my heart was not always this full of girl power.

In the summer of 2013 I met Julie Sygiel, the founder of Dear Kate on Instagram. She was running a feminist underwear company and we did an interview about her on my blog. When I met her in person, I was struck by her confidence, passion for business, and her age (she was the same age as me!). I had never met a female founder that was so successful and I was in awe of her in every way.

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Happy Birthday, Komal!

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Komal is the kind of person who, as she moves through life, makes impressions on people. Everyone she’s crossed paths with has a story about how she’s gone out of her way to uplift them. Maybe it was a pep talk she gave at a vulnerable moment or maybe it was just her energy and drive that inspired them to work toward that kind of passion in life — everyone remembers her light.

So, since today is Komal’s birthday and she deserves to hear all the nice things, we decided to assemble a few Dream, Girl team members to tell their own ‘Komal stories’.

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NYMag, Levo 100, RED Magazine and more!

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Komal here! While Erin has been in creative hibernation mode working on finishing the film, I’ve been neck-deep in distribution prep. But that hasn’t stopped our amazing supporters from shouting from the rooftops about Dream, Girl, amplifying our message to uplift and empower. Check out some amazing stories about Dream, Girl in the news here:

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1 Year Kickstarter Anniversary

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It’s the end of the summer and we are so excited to share some official Dream, Girl announcements with you. First of all this September marks our 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY on Kickstarter! Woohoo! Just one year ago you funded our campaign and put this movement in motion! Check out this blog post I wrote for Feminist Wednesday on what it was like to be funded here.

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Clinique Smart Ideas in Partnership with TED Featuring Dream, Girl

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Hi Dreamers!

There have been a number of really surreal moments on the Dream, Girl journey- our first day on set, releasing the brand new trailer, moving into our editing suite – but one of the biggest compliments we have ever received is when Clinique & TED called and asked us to share our story.

 

 

Now most of you are my favorite people of all time (our Kickstarter backers), and have seen so much of the backstory, but for our new friends following the Dream, Girl journey, you joined the ride as the film has been in motion. And while we are always dreaming big, our roots and this story begin way before a Kickstarter campaign. It begins with a dream. So when we were asked to reflect on that story and share it in video for these two powerhouse brands surreal isn’t even the best word to describe it — it was more like unreal. Komal and I just kept giggling and looking at each other like “can you believe this is happening?”

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Dream, Girl at TEDWomen

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Hello Dreamers

 

Did you see Komal at the Cannes Film Festival walking the red carpet! Ahhhh! She looked like such a goddess! Check out all the photos from Cannes here, and stay tuned for the link to her panel on women game changers in media hosted by HP coming soon!

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Dream, Girl at Cannes

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Greetings Dreamers!

The past few months have been such an exciting whirlwind – I have so much to tell you! After the launch of our trailer last March we have been deep into editing-mode and dreaming big about our world premiere in the fall. We have started strategizing our tour for the film – and if you are interested in seeing Dream, Girl play at a theater or organization near you please don’t hesitate to reach out to screenings@dreamgirlfilm.com to learn how you can host your own event for the film.

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Dream, Girl Featured in Forbes

“When Bagwell faced verbal harassment at work, her self-esteem and confidence were eroded. When she looked in the media for examples of women who had handled similar challenges, she found stories that, like the photo-shopped images accompanying them, glossed over real-world struggles. She wanted role models she could identify with, not perfect people but real people. So she searched for women who had overcome obstacles. Their stories inspired Bagwell, gave her self-confidence and the strength to pursue her own dreams. She wanted to share their stories with other women so they, too, could be inspired.”

Read the full article on Forbes by Geri Stengel here!

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