- Lights, Camera, FemActionFounder | Executive Director, 2013 - presentViolence against women - particularly sexual violence – is a major public health problem and a violation of women's human rights. Depicting this kind of violence as a form of entertainment is a common trope in film and television. While rarely needed to advance the plot, violent scenes, often depicting rape, are nonetheless relied upon and are typically shot in a way that depicts the violence as titillating or exciting. In short, violence against women has become an acceptable form of entertainment. A new coalition called Lights, Camera, FemAction is seeking to achieve lasting change. To do so, we believe it is important to address discrimination against women, promote gender equality, and help move towards more nonviolent cultural norms. Our mission is to cultivate a community that will engage, educate, and empower consumers to demand a different kind of movie-going experience. Utilizing an app, blog, social media, and direct advocacy we will focus on three things: 1. Educate the viewing audience about the impact of depicting violence against women as a form of entertainment. 2. Collect data about which films/shows are depicting violence against women via the "Get Reel" app that will allow viewers to self-report when they have seen it. 3. Demand change through direct advocacy with filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and film festival executives/screeners. We are launching an IndieGoGo campaign to generate the initial funding for our project. Watch the video and learn more at: http://igg.me/at/GetReel/x/4548 Get Informed. Get Empowered. Get Reel.
- Eyes of Thailand, LLCDirector | Producer | Writer, 2007 - present• Directed and produced the 10-time award-winning documentary, "The Eyes of Thailand", narrated by Ashley Judd, about one woman’s quest to help two elephant landmine survivors walk again on prostheses. • Wrote proposals, treatments, scripts, press releases, letters of inquiry, grant applications, business plans and Op-Eds (Takepart.com and Indiewire: Women and Hollywood). • Implemented multi-platform fundraising, marketing, celebrity outreach and distribution strategies utilizing Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Indiegogo, HootSuite, blogs, e-Newsletters. After its World Premiere in April 2012, "The Eyes of Thailand" capped off its international film festival tour with a Special Screening at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The film is Directed/Produced by Windy Borman, Produced by Tim VandeSteeg and Narrated by Ashley Judd. Now available on DVD, iTunes and Amazon: http://eyesofthailand.com
- D.V.A. ProductionsExecutive Producer | Director | Social Media Manager, 2006 - present• Produced and directed HD documentaries and films in the US, UK, Laos and Thailand. • Supervised projects from Development through Distribution. • Created and maintained budgets, production schedules, call sheets and asset matrices. • Developed and implemented social media strategy for narrative and documentary film fundraising, marketing, celebrity outreach and distribution utilizing social media platforms. • Managed digital marketing materials, including website and logo design, graphics and animations, social media, blogs, and email and e-Newsletter content.
Windy Borman, MST is a multi-award-winning director and producer, as well the founder of Lights, Camera, FemAction and the “Get Reel” app. Most recently, she directed and produced the 10-time award-winning documentary, “The Eyes of Thailand” (2012), narrated by Ashley Judd.
She also produced “The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia” (2012), which had its world premiere at Sundance 2012 and its broadcast premiere on HBO in October 2012. Other credits include producing and directing “The Vagina Monologues,” producing performances for Margaret Cho and Dr. Maya Angelou, and writing for Takepart.com and IndieWire: Women and Hollywood.
From 2003-2005 Ms. Borman dedicated two years to Teach For America, where she taught middle school drama and dance in the South Bronx. She founded DVA Productions in 2006 to use her gift of storytelling to produce film, theatre, and dance works that give a voice to the voiceless and promote peace, justice, and equality.
Windy is an active member in Women in Film and Television and the National Association of Professional Women. She is inspired by technology’s potential to achieve social justice and founded Lights, Camera, FemAction to create gender equality and eradicate violence against women in film.
- University of OregonTheatre Arts & Journalism: Video Production, 1998 - 2003
- Pace UniversityMST, 2003 - 2005
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