WE DO IT TOGETHER, the non-profit production company dedicated to finance and produce female driven films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media has announced its first feature film “Together Now”, a collection of seven short films directed by and starring women. Each segment will pair a female director with a prominent actress in a lead role to tell an inspiring story.
Robin Wright, Catherine Hardwicke, Katia Lund, Patricia Riggen, Haifaa Al Mansour, Malgorzata Szumowska and Melina Matsoukas are confirmed to each direct a short in ‘Together Now’. Freida Pinto and Juliette Binoche will each star in one of the seven shorts.
Carol Polakoff, Shelby Stone and Chiara Tilesi will produce the film for We Do It Together. All profits from the movie will be re-invested back into the company. The goal of Together Now is to empower women both creatively in front and behind the camera and to implement a clear action plan that will contribute towards closing down the gender gap in a male dominated industry.
“I am honored to join We Do It Together as they build a platform for women to create and share stories.” adds director Robin Wright. “The amount of knowledge and ideas are endless. I am thrilled to witness this movement and watch them bring their goals into fruition. It is with great pleasure to announce I will be collaborating with WDIT on my own short on subject that I am deeply passionate about. I look forward to making a mark for women in film.”
Production of the film is set to begin in July this year with principal photography taking place in various international locations.
Robin Wright has directed seven episodes of ‘House of Cards’: one in Season 2, two in Season 3 and four in Season 4. Here you can see some pictures of Robin directing Kevin Spacey, Sebastian Arcelus, Molly Parker and Mahershala Ali.