Slowly but surely we are moving forward with our project Lasikatto - The Glass Ceiling. Unfortunately, we are however still in pre-production. We are working on our international financing, forming our creative team and we are also scouting for new glass-ceiling breakers. April showers bring May flowers.
Lasikatto - The Glass Ceiling (the working title)
The glass ceiling is a concrete threat to many women, people of colour, and people from the LBTGQ+ community. Our documentary film focuses on women. During the research, quite a few women declined to take part in the project once they realised they would be filmed at work. They were afraid of the repercussions. Curiously, something similar took place recently. We were denied access to film our protagonist in South-Korea, despite our efforts to convince Jin's male superiors. Also, our American start-up founder decided to pull out. We were almost back to square one. With the help ofHARO and our wonderful researchers Irina Valentik in Paris and Sebec Kawamura in Tokyo, andwe are reaching out to new territories. The same counts for financing.
The train station Gare St Lazare in Paris
We are very happy to announce our collaboration with producers Ira and Alex Tondowski / Tondowski Films and Hlin Johannesdottir / Ursus Parvus. We are also delighted to have Claudia Bucher / ARTE France and Anna María Karlsdóttir / The Icelandic Film Centre on board. Thanks to their generous support, we are able to expand our horizons and creative team. Director of photography Claire Pijman will join us for the trip to Germany for shooting. In a couple of weeks, we will film IT Director Mervi Lampinen in Munich. That will mark our official date of production, May, 13th, 2019. Whoop! We love the sound of breaking glass... do you know the song?
Ira and Alex Tondowski
Hlin Johannesdottir and Julia Ton
In our next newsletter in June, we will tell you how our shoots have gone and about our new glass-ceiling breakers. In the meanwhile, you might like to check out how your country ranks in the latest glass ceiling index of The Economist Magazine.