We had the good fortune of connecting with Talking Back Pictures and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Talking Back, what inspires you?
We were first inspired to form our company Talking Back Pictures in 2015 due to the underrepresentation of women behind the camera, and lack of three-dimensional female characters seen on screen. This underrepresentation inspired us to mandate 50% of our key crew are women or gender non-confirming on every project, in an effort to see content creation outside the male gaze in our industry. Over time, we’ve been inspired to explore mental health from a woman’s perspective after continuously seeing a lack of this exploration in popular culture. We’re committed to using the stories we tell to raise awareness around issues and subject matters that women live with on a daily basis– from unconscious social media pressure to learning about your pelvic floor.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
We are dedicated to authentically telling meaningful stories from women’s experiences; with women at the helm of telling those stories. We represent true inclusivity by mandating 50% of key crew are women in every production. Our projects unapologetically explore mental health from a woman’s perspective, through stories that are accessible to all. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We’d love to dedicate our shoutout to all the other incredible collaborators we’ve had over the years: Abigail Brosh, Dr. Sneha Gazi, Katelyn Rebelo, Cristina Angeles, Ayana Parker-Morrison to name a few.
Talking Back Pictures headshot by photographer Ryan Merchant The six action shots are from our latest production A Girl’s Gotta Know by Dr. Sneha Gazi, which can be found on IGTV and YouTube.