What it’s like for a female director

2:30pm panel

Kate Chaplin

Kate Chaplin (Moderator) – Named an Indianapolis Notable Resident by Intake Magazine, Chaplin is an award-winning filmmaker, award-winning podcaster, public speaker and author. Chaplin has produced 18 films and been awarded 9 times. Her podcast Kate’s Take has won 3 IndyPendent Podcast Awards including Rookie of the Year and Most Entertaining. Chaplin is the Executive Director of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy and lives in Noblesville with her husband and two daughters and four animals.

Cindy Maples 3Cindy Maples – Critically acclaimed Actress/Director Cindy Maples has been performing for as long as she can remember. Cindy currently resides in Henderson, KY where she is an actress, producer, director and co-owner of Carriage House Productions. She has an extensive background in indie film and multiple awards for her first film Random. Cindy just wrapped production on her second short film Out of my Mind.You can find out more about Cindy at

trisha (1)Trisha Borowicz – has worked collaboratively as part of AnC Movies for over a decade, creating a variety of shorts including Him Her Roland, Embolism,  andMustache 2. In 2014 she released the feature length Visual Essay, Science, Sex and The Ladies and maintains a blog of the same name. Science, Sex and The Ladies won Best Doc at the Minneapolis Underground Film Festival and Best Doc and Best Director at the Imaginarium Film Festival. It is currently available at Vimeo On Demand.  In her other life Trisha is a Molecular Biologist.

Carmen JCarmen Jameson – born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. Jameson’s spark for the film world came to full throttle when she was introduced to Darlene Burns who is a published author of Midnight Comes with the Dawn. Jameson wrote her first feature length screenplayGraceless Beauty with Burns being the co- writer. Later, Jameson wrote a short story and turned it into a film titled Vile. Jameson has had the pleasure of being a motivational speaker – enlightening various groups of people from church members to corporate board officers. Influenced by love, she found comfort and joy looking at the faces of those she spoke to.

Madelyn Ritrosky  – has a PhD from IU-Bloomington in media & culture. Madelyn has taught a variety of media/communication classes and worked as an Entertainment Magazine reporter. Her work has also appeared in Quarterly Review of Film and VideoEntertainment TodayEncyclopedia of Television, and Museum of Broadcast Communications. Behind the camera, she is writer/producer of the short film Stardust & Moonbeams (and co-author of that forthcoming novel about women’s equality), director/producer/co-writer of the short film Airwave Adventure, producer of the feature My Brother’s Shadow, and director or co-director of trailers for the first two of these films. All three films are directed by women.

How to make you own movie

4pm panel

J. AJ. Andy Murphyndy Murphy – Founder and executive director of the nationally recognized Write Stuff Writer’s. She serves as a features editor for AtGeist, AtFishers and AtCarmel community magazines. She was inducted into the Library of Congress StoryCorps Alumni. Murphy is involved with national Heartland Film Festival serving as a Narrative Film Juror. She is the founder of Ever Film Productions, LLC and has just finished writing and directing two documentaries, A Sign of the Cross and One Starry, Starry Night.

Jenna 2016 2

Jenna Ruiz – A 16 year old actress, director, editor, and cinematographer from Midwest Indiana. She has been an actress since she was on the Today Show at 9 years old, and made her professional directing debut at the Indianapolis 48 Hour Film Competition with her filmSylphlike. Jenna also acted, edited, and contributed to the cinematography of this film. She was the youngest director to enter the competition, with her team consisting of only 4 highschoolers.


Sheila Plank – A writer, filmmaker, and Digital Arts Instructor with the Indianapolis Art Center. She has worked as a Production Manager and an Assistant Director, and she has also directed and produced a short documentary film of her own. She is the owner and Chief Dragonslayer at Wolf Woman Media, LLC and aspires to bring media literacy skills to people from all walks of life.

andie redwine

Andie Redwine – A writer and producer with By The Glass Productions. She is known for her commercial work as well as the 4-time award-winning filmParadise Recovered.



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