The Founders Film Blog

  • The Founders Swings into Bentonville Arkansas - We are so excited to be screening in competition at the 2nd Annual Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) May 3- 8th, 2016 Founded by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis and festival co-founder Trevor Drinkwater in 2015, BFF’s mission is to champion women and diverse voices in media.  Coming fresh from its World Premiere at the Atlanta Film Festival where The Founders won the Audience Award ...
  • The Founders wins Audience Award -                         We won! Thanks so much to the amazing audience that turned out for the World Premiere of The Founders at the 40th Annual Atlanta Film Festival. With your support and love of the film we scored the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the festival. Considering the ...
  • Founders Film World Premiere - The Founders team is very proud to announce that we are having a World Premiere of the film at the 40th Annual Atlanta Film Festival in April! The Atlanta Film Festival showcases over 200 films annually to nearly 25,000 attendees across a ten-day event each spring. Each year, the Atlanta Film Festival receives nearly 5,000 submissions from 120 countries across ...
  • Oh No! Reenactments - When I first heard we were going to shoot reenactments of childhood stories, I panicked. Even the most talented filmmakers can easily fall into the sandpit of cliché and cheesiness that tends to plague these realistic do-overs...
  • Landing Louise - At best, she was aloof and uninterested. At worst, she was antagonistic and curt. From the beginning, Louise Suggs made sure our job wasn’t easy. But her story deserved telling. We needed her...
  • A Beer With Shirley - Marilynn Smith, one of the four surviving founders, hosts an annual golf tournament in Arizona to raise money for girls’ golf scholarships...