This Documentary Proves Great Things Happen When Women Make Films


- In 2014, Erin Bagwell quit her corporate job and set out to follow her dream of making a feature-length film. Armed with the inspiration she got from running her blog,

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, and a drive to change the world, the Buffalo native launched a Kickstarter campaign that changed her life. In 30 days, Bagwell had over $100,000 to fund her first movie, a documentary titled “

Dream, Girl.”

A woman named Komal Minhas discovered Bagwell’s crowdfunding campaign online and, after shedding a few tears while watching the film’s trailer, she knew she had to get involved.

“I had made a bit of money with my company at that point and I wanted to drain my account so that I could put it all into ‘Dream, Girl,’” she told The Huffington Post. At the time, Minhas was running a multi-disciplinary media consultancy company,KoMedia, in Ottawa, Canada. “We got on that Skype call and we haven’t looked back since.”

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