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2018 Salt Spring Film Festival: Amplify Her
All of them have said how transformative it was to be featured in the film. For the film, it absolutely could be continued, life continues, the story continues, but for now we feel we are complete. We are excited to bring this film to the world.
“Empower Her,” Theme of Leonardo’s Art After Dark
“Amplify Her is a film, novel, and animated motion comic series exploring the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. Imagined and brought to life by more than 30 female creators from around North America, the 89-minute feature follows seven up-and-coming stars as they find their unique voices within a male-dominated realm,” The Leonardo’s events page said.
Your Weekend: ‘Come sail away’ on a big white whale with lots of movies
“Amplify Her,” a film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series that explores the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene as they strive to find their voices within a male-dominated industry, according to a news release.
While the graphic novel was a different medium to work with, it wasn’t enough. Each of the characters find identity through their music and it needed to be heard to accurately portray their stories of femininity.
In Review: Amplify Her
Amplify Her is impeccably edited, and doesn’t have that low budg feel that a lot of indie festival-type films possess. Sorochan, MacKenzie and their team of illustrators, animators, videographers and photographers (mostly female) show us the new idea of embracing feminism and femininity through these very different women.
‘Amplify Her’ co-director Nicole Sorochan
A new film that’s part documentary, part graphic novel is amplifying the women in electronic music. The project is called ‘Amplify Her’ and it’s screening tonight in Calgary. Nicole Sorochan co-directed the film and grew up in Edmonton.
Amplify Her: Multimedia Doc Explores The Feminine In Electronic Music
Originally the film was to be called Girl DJ, but Sorochan explains that most of the female artists “told them off” during the interviews because “they don’t want to be known only for their gender, they want their music to shine through.”
Amplified: Documentary about electronic artists celebrates female expression, collaboration
Alternating between traditional documentary and animation, it’s filled with drama, humour, great characters and some fantastic music. It also eventually transcends its subculture setting to ask a universal question: “What is unique about feminine expression and how might we all benefit when it flourishes?”
Get to Know Nicole Sorochan and the Feminist “Amplify Her” Project
That business operates in a fluid world, not a “this or that” world. One Net deepens its creative approach and impact by combining corporate work with socially relevant projects such as Amplify Her.
Amplify Her – A Documentary Offering Intimate Access Into the Colourful Worlds of Emerging Female Artists
Music heals, right? Depends on the depths of the wounds. In Amplify Her, three Electronic Dance Music artists battle demons from their painful pasts to emerge as beacons in the global festival scene. Blondtron, Applecat and Lux Moderna overcome isolation, illness, and gender bias to give life to their creativity.
Amplify Her artfully explores the place of femininity in electronic music
In its compilation of each individual’s viewpoint, the movie delicately teases the question that’s puzzled advocates for generations: whether equality can be gained if women erase the differences between genders, or whether if women focus on celebrating femininity, it will elevate the importance of diversity.
Exploring The Rise Of Female Artists In The Electronic Music Scene
AMPLIFY HER is a documentary film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series exploring the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. Imagined and brought to life by more than 21 female creators across North America – many of them based in Vancouver – the 89-minute feature follows seven up-and-coming stars as they find their unique voices within a male-dominated realm.
This Documentary Spotlights the Women DJs of the Male-Dominated EDM Scene
By showcasing artists Blondtron, AppleCat, Lux Moderna, WALA, A Hundred Drums, Kytami, and CloZee being their authentic selves without shame or misinterpretation, the film is trying to promote the idea that support and opportunities are out there.
The Women of Electronica: Interview with “Amplify Her” Co-Producer Nicole Sorochan
For me, the most interesting part of this project is not the film itself. It is what happened when we answered the question we were asking ourselves: the process of building a deeply engaged storyworld where the artists contributed to the expression.
When One Medium Isn’t Enough: Using Transmedia to Amplify Experiences
It’s no secret anymore that people have different learning styles, and that each method of teaching has its benefits for demonstrating information while meeting your audience where they are most comfortable. Why should entertainment be any different?
Q&A: Amplify Her (MOVIE)
On the surface, it’s a story about women in the electronic music industry, but the film’s deeper message is the resurgence of “the feminine” in Western culture.
Using Healing Beats and Hero Personas to Create More Space for Women in the Music Industry
Bringing together a team of women musicians, illustrators and animators, Sorochan and Mackenzie were able to truly capture a feminine perspective on how women move through these industries. However, they were careful to deliver the message by lifting and magnifying the stories of women within these scenes, rather than pointing out a lack thereof.
New documentary amplifies women in electronic dance music
The female EDM artists’ tribute to modern femininity is unified contemporarily around themes of competition, body image, and sexuality, which transcend through their music as a form of expression. While the mini doc is centered on serious issues and themes, it is entertaining with its upbeat and hard-hitting bassline, which left the audience dancing in the theater during the premiere.
Dancing Through the Revolution: Amplify Her Premiere and Afterparty, Victoria BC
We knew it was going to be an evening to remember: tickets were sold out for both screenings of the long-awaited documentary and the afterparty at Capital Ballroom featuring two of the film’s stars, CloZee and AppleCat, with support from SHRKY.
Amplify HER, the film inspired by 7 female EDM artists
The visually dynamic film weaves animated motion comics created by the characters to offer intimate access into the colorful worlds of emerging female artists. Rather than ask the expected, “Why aren’t there more women in this male-dominated scene?”, the question was, “What is unique about feminine expression and how might we all benefit when it flourishes?”
“Amplify Her” Documentary Sheds Much-Needed Light On Women In EDM
The film set out on a mission to find female DJs with in the industry who could share their experiences when asked the ultimate question: “What do women bring to electronic music that no one else can?”
About To Interview – Episode 5 – Ian MacKenzie of “Amplify Her”
His documentary is about exploring women in electronic music and the new emerging feminine through a Feature Documentary Film, 6-chapter animated motion comic and graphic novel series.
‘Amplify Her’ Documentary Showcases the Voices of 7 Up-and-Coming Female Producers
Amplify Her explores the stories of seven up-and-coming producers in electronic music — and it’s a true must-see for anyone passionate about females coming into power roles in the industry!
Inspirational Doc Amplify Her Spotlights Women Electronic Musicians/DJs
The directors’ intentions are unimpeachable; we need more in-depth, inspirational works that examine women artists from a female perspective.
The Sun Break – AMPLIFY HER is a documentary that expands your mind, and your iPod
The documentary is, though, the centerpiece, and overall, I liked it quite a bit. Directors Nicole Sorochan and Ian MacKenzie are effective at giving an overview of where these women are working to generate attention for themselves in spaces that are often dominated by men. My heart is richer, and so is my mp3 player.
A New Day Northwest – King5
The power of women in the Electronic Dance Music scene shines through in the new documentary, Amplify Her. The film follows artists through intense professional highs and personal lows, interspersed with their own musical compositions and animated motion comics. The film’s co-director, Nicole Sorochan and Adi LaFlamme, an electronic music artist featured in the film under the name WALA, shared more about the groundbreaking documentary.
Seattle Gay Scene
The documentary, as a kind of DJ’d set that mixes various issue and story tracks together into a mostly seamless experience.
Betty & Kora’s AMPLIFY HER Film Review
Betty and Kora: The film’s outstanding cinematography provides a vivid framework for the stories of these remarkable women to unfold, and the top-notch soundtrack creates an evocative viewing experience. Dreamy shots of frolicking dance floor folks will make you yearn for festival season, and clips from the motion comic series will tickle your imagination.
Big Picture: Film about women in music biz becomes so much more
While Amplify Her features many female artists, it showcases three women who battle demons from their pasts while making their way in the global music-festival scene. Their stories were so compelling, it inspired a graphic novel, then the motion comic series, “because you can’t show off the music in a graphic novel,” Sorochan said.
Documentary showcases unique energy of female DJs and music producers
“There is a lot of diversity that can happen in music that we often don’t see because women are forced to play particular roles. In this movie, we’re actually looking at women who are looking beyond those traditional roles.”
Creative Class – Women in Vancouver Island Film by Amanda Farrell-Low
For this @cbcvictoria column, I’m checking in with Nicole Sorochan (OneNet Marketing/TenOne Films/producer of Amplify Her) and Stacey Ashworth (Director, No Breath Play/President, Cinevic Society of Independent Filmmakers) on their personal projects and the state of women in the Vancouver Island Film industry.
Ian Mackenzie on AmplifyHer – Gravitas Recordings
Ian MacKenzie is a media activist and filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. He produces short films, feature docs, and original webseries, with a focus on “new paradigm” thinkers, artists, and activists.
Man Of The Week – Ian MacKenzie
This week’s Man Of The Week is Ian MacKenzie, often described as a new paradigm media activist, whose goal mission is to uncover and share stories of the emerging paradigm, moving away from destruction and towards a more life-affirming future.
Less Is More: Erotica Electronica’s Sexual Restraint Is Its Secret Recipe For Sensual Fun
It’s a rare humid summer Saturday night in drought-parched Victoria, British Columbia. While many west coast partiers flock to nearby festivals, the hottest ticket in this typically sleepy harbour city is Erotica Electronica (EE).