When starting to research Mary Pickford, I’ve come across a lot of superlatives:

  • One of the Canadian pioneers in early Hollywood.
  • One of the most popular actresses of the 1910s and 1920s.
  • “Queen of the Movies”
  • She invented modern screen acting.
  • The first movie…

Un Chien Andalou (1929) by Buñuel & Dali is considered to be the first surrealist film and — if you check the wikipedia entry — was analysed by a vast number of influential film critics. Ken Dancyger has argued that Un Chien Andalou might be the genesis of the filmmaking…


Inspired by Michelle Muldoon’s interview about her western Last Stand to Nowhere, I decided to dig deeper into early female role models I’d like to identify with in cinema. I came across the names Pearl White, Helen Holmes, and Helen Gibson. …


Can you make a survival thriller from a female filmmaker’s point of view?

I spent a lot of time researching the portrayal of rape in movies during the development and pre-production of my film ‘3 Lives’. I personally have been in situations of sexual violence two times in my life. After a few years, I had the urge to put my experience into…


I’m planning to visit more than 50 countries. Virtually. Actually, I re-visit them in writing, and I hope you’ll join me on the journey. But first things first, who am I? And why should you tag along? I’m a German filmmaker who directed a lot of shorts and several feature…


You read that right, she wasn’t the highest paid female director, once she even outranked her male peers like D. W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, making Lois Weber the first American female director, as well as the highest paid director in Hollywood for a time.

Life Before Directing

Weber was born in…


Last night my partner and I were looking for a film to watch. I wanted to watch Greta Gerwig’s new film ‘Little Women’ after reading and hearing so much praise about it. I’ve been a huge fan of her work ever since I saw her first solo directorial adventure ‘Ladybird’…


When I was thinking about my next blog post, a lot of western filmmakers came to mind. Actually, not a lot, but enough. In case you don’t know this, I lived in South East Asia for 6 years, so I decided to dive into Asian filmmakers instead. …

Juliane Block

Film Director. Mom. Tattoo Lover. https://theheroinetribe.com/julianeblock

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