Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas are Producers of Dream, Girl the documentary
& the founders of Dream, Girl LLC, a company with the mission to celebrate the female economy
through innovative storytelling, distribution, and marketing.
While working 9 to 5, Erin felt the doldrums of corporate America eating away at her soul. But outside of work, she poured her heart into telling the stories of inspiring women on her blog, Feminist Wednesday. Erin’s lifelong dream was to make a feature length film, and she realized she could combine her two passions by making a film about the amazing women she was meeting. So fueled by coffee, a drive to change the world, and a feminist agenda, Erin quit her job to launch a Kickstarter campaign that raised $100K in 30 days. Dream, Girl – the documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs – was born. Then Erin met Komal Minhas, and both their lives changed forever.
Dedicated to amplifying the stories of women and girl’s Komal brings an unparalleled energy to producing, and creating new standards for distributing independent films. Business partners, and best friends these two work side by side and live only blocks away from each other in Brooklyn. Ready to take on Hollywood’s gender gap one ambitious film at at time. Dream, Girl premiered privately at The White House in May 2016, followed by the film’s sold out world premiere at the iconic Paris Theater in NYC. Dream, Girl was named the number one “Feminist Film to Watch” by Huffington Post.
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“You could hear a pin drop. Erin and Komal had 544 girls completely mesmerized by their storytelling.
After taking about 20 minutes worth of questions, the school day was over, but our students
simply wouldn’t leave. It was Friday afternoon and girls stayed for another hour to talk with Erin and Komal.
These women have the infectious energy that comes from doing something you are passionate
about and knowing the world is a better place because of your work.”
– Jennifer Demert, Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, Head of School
Oprah Winfrey Network honored Dream, Girl producers and filmmakers Erin Bagwell and Komal Minhas in the inaugural SuperSoul 100 list. This list features extraordinary individuals that live life intentionally, create great social impact, and bring inspiration to others.
Erin and Komal stand alongside other notable SuperSoul honorees like Arianna Huffington, Ava DuVernay, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Dream, Girl Journey
Erin Bagwell is a filmmaker and feminist blogger residing in Brooklyn, New York. In the summer of 2013 she founded Feminist Wednesday, a feminist storytelling blog. In the summer of 2014 she launched a successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $100,000 in funding to produce her first feature length film Dream, Girl. She has been featured on Forbes, Vogue, TED + Clinique’s “Smart Ideas Campaign”, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Upworthy and FOX Business and was named one of the top 100 millennial creatives by Levo League. When she isn’t in the Dream, Girl office editing or blogging she can be found taking video selfies on snapchat with her cat Lucy.
Komal Minhas is an Indo-Canadian film producer, writer, and investor. She has been deeply committed to improving the lives of women and girls globally, and champions this work with her continued investments and work in film by producing the documentary Dream, Girl and storytelling through her company KoMedia Inc. She has spoken around them world from the Cannes Film Festival in France, to the Mill Valley Film Festival in California. Komal also writes for The Huffington Post and enjoys creating original YouTube content as she travels the world working with women and girls. She has won awards for her gender and film-related work from the Government of Ontario, alongside other Canadian institutions and was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum in 2012.