Naomi McDougall Jones - Regenerative Filmmaker Profile

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Naomi McDougall Jones is a 15-time award-winning filmmaker , viral TED speaker , critically-acclaimed author , storyteller , and changemaker .
The first , Imagine I ’ m Beautiful ( 2014 ), collected 12 awards on the film festival circuit before receiving a theatrical and digital distribution deal . Her second feature , Bite Me ( 2019 ), was released via a paradigm-shifting 3 month , 51 screening , 40 city Joyful Vampire Tour of America that took the country by storm . Naomi is an advocate and thought leader for bringing gender parity to cinema . Her writing on this has appeared in The Atlantic , Ms . Magazine , and Salon . com , and she gave a virally sensational TEDTalk , " What it ’ s Like to Be a Woman in Hollywood ", which has now been viewed over 1 million times and can be seen on TED . com .
Naomi ’ s first book , The Wrong Kind of Women : Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood , debuted as a # 1 Amazon bestseller and received an electric critical response , with The Christian Science Monitor calling it , “... an outpouring of passion that will change the ways in which movies are seen ,” and is now available wherever books are sold . Naomi is currently at work on her second book , Vivisection of a White Woman ( by the Ghost of Ernest Hemingway and a Whole Host of Ancestors ).
She is a Founder of The 51 Fund , dedicated to financing films by women . Their films Cusp and Shayda both premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize and the Audience Award respectively .
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