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A documentary on girls with natural red hair that includes animation, interviews, music videos, short films and more...

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The new documentary film, Ginger Girls: The Secret Lives of Redheads, chronicles the misconceptions about redheads. American filmmaker Alexia Anastasio wanted to find out the secret lives of redheaded girls or as they are called "gingers," validating the terminology. Herself a redhead, she toured the United States in search of redheaded women with stories to tell, interviewing and photographing them. What’s a secret life? The secret struggle. The effort necessary to succeed that nobody sees-- talent, courage & determination. It's true what you hear about redheads. Hot temper. The get attention. They get ridiculed. Good in bed. But most of all-- everyone agrees they stand out from the pack. Some women think it’s a handicap, some think it’s a blessing. Some want to dye their hair to escape the stigma, while other women want to dye their hair to "ginger" color. They are the 2%. 

Ginger Girls: The Secret Lives of Redheads, focuses on the lives of eight unique women. Through Anastasio's lens we meet a veteran model, a Shakespearean actor, a singer, a girl with learning disabilities, women CEO's, and more. Will they embrace their image and live with the stereotypes-- or try to break the mold? 

Even $1 is appreciated, re-posting the link by click the Like or Tweet button below. 

Nominating a Ginger in your area to be in the film helps us too.

You won't be charged until we reach the goal. By pledging, you get all sorts of ginger video updates throughout the campaign. When we reach our goal then you can get rewards like a certificate from "The Ginga Ninja Club," a phone or skype call from the ginger director, link to the film or DVD, Ginger Girls t-shirt, Tickets to the premiere and lots more which you can check out. 

I am totally approachable and encourage suggestions for the project including places to show the film.

A way to give Tax Deductible Donations to Ginger Girls

Are now available through our Fiscal Sponsor Fractured Atlas

What are the Press saying about Ginger Girls?

AM Northwest Morning TV Show

Ginger Parrot

Casey Ryan Interviews Alexia on the Cutting Room Floor Podcast

HerhattanNYC

A Gingerly Done Interview about Alexia Anastasio's film Ginger Girls

Film Courage - The Most Important Job on Set

Documentary Storm talks Ginger Girls

How to be a Redhead

Director's Statement by Alexia Anastasio

As a redhead I have had an interesting time growing up. I was made fun of, people developed crushes on me without even talking to me. Basically I was the most noticeable person in the room and sometime still am, yet I’ve always got most of the attention from my hair. Strangers would compliment me and ask where I got my beautiful hair. I would say my parents as it took two of them in my case. My mother’s hair turned brown when she got older and my father’s hair went from red to white. When I see other redheads I don’t say “Redheads Unite.” At least not until I started this project. Before this project I didn’t even address it. Usually redheads rarely talk to other redheads about being a redhead. Which I thought was odd since there are many issues at stake from fair skin, freckling, looking younger than you actually are to even being a female to stereotypes and what that means to you and the people around you. I have always been an observer but as a redhead I feel that is where the actress part of me comes out from that wild and wacky side which was excused since I was a redhead. I feel that redheads can be as quirky, feisty and passionate as the stereotype suggests. In this project I will investigate what other redhead girls have to say about their experiences and how they think and feel about being a Ginger Girl.

Genesis of the Ginger Project

Ginger Girls is a multi-platform project.-- a documentary, a book of photographs and an interactive art show.  

So far, Anastasio has interviewed and photographed 60 girls and counting of 500 girls that will be in the project.

The target audience is women with red hair, and men and women who love them.

This anthropological study is a time capsule as it is predicted that their will be no Gingers left in a hundred years.

As the documentary will be eventually an exhibit, Anastasio has started work with animation producer Mina Sanwald (of the Bill Plympton Studio) to complete animated segments..

Beyond Gingers, there is a wide audience to promote to everyone harnessing the power of Ginger! 

TALENT

Alexia Anastasio, Director/Producer
Alexia is an artist, actress and filmmaker who has starred, co-directed and co-produced many independent film productions. Alexia draws, paints, enjoys doing collage work and photography. As an actress she was recently featured in feature film Supernaturalz, HBO's Bored to Death, VH1 “If you like...” commerical and Vetiver "Everyday" music video.  Alexia started experimenting in film about 12 years ago while she was attending SUNY Purchase. She made many short films some experimental narratives and documentaries, started her own art, music and film festival, CAMP Festival. She has worked for many directors, festivals, distribution companies and even an independent cinema. After working behind the scenes on many independent shorts and features, she edited a feature documentary, Vampira: The Movie, associate produced, The Wild World of Ted V. Mikels, produced and starred in mockumentary, 7 Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult and helped promote and sell the movies at horror and comic book conventions. Not to mention that she also sold her short films. That is where she discovered that their was a profound connection between fan and filmmaker.  Her current film, Adventures in Plymptoons!,is a feature documentary which has been playing all of the world at film festivals including Annecy International Animation Film Festival, San Francisco Documentary Film Festival, Dok Leipzig, Bend Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival and Flip Animation Film Festival.  She has also recently mentored a young filmmaker, Dana Farley with her first documentary film, Beyond the Noise, My Transcendental Meditation Journey where Dana interviews and is interviewed by filmmaker David Lynch.

Angie Everhart, Producer
Everhart is famous for being in a cover model for Elle, Playboy and Glamour magazine and now the spokesperson for Nutrisystem.
With a career that began at the age of 14, Angie Everhart skyrocketed from high school mascot to stunning supermodel overnight.  She has been the spokeswoman for L’Oréal andface of Pantene. These associations caught the attention of famed fashion houses such as: Chanel, YSL Rive Gauche, Lolita Lempicka, Christian Dior,Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Max Mara and Christian Lacroix.  She was not only featured in print campaigns for the previously mentioned brands but also participated in every major haute couture runway show and fashion event in the world. Through all her experience in the industry, Angie garnered incredible mainstream appeal, which was demonstrated by the success of her work for Levi’s and caused the corporate world to acknowledge her presence as an international icon.
The latest addition in Angie’s life occurred on July 24, 2009, in which she gave birth to her beautiful baby boy, Kayden Bobby Everhart. In her own words “being a mother is the greatest thing I have ever done”.  Angie Everhart has gone from supermodel to super mom and has a passion for life and health. This passion has kept her radiant and in the spotlight for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come. 

Mina Sanwald, Animation Producer
Mina Sanwald is an American Illustrator and Animator. She is credited in two up and coming animated shorts from Bill Plympton’s Studio, Weird Al’s latest Music Video “TMZ”, and the restored version of Winsor McCay’s “Flying House”. Currently she works for Hound Comics as an Animator and Illustrator.  She looks forward to the future with much excitement and can't wait to begin her next big project as animation producer on “Ginger Girls”.

What others say about Alexia?

“Very Modern.”  (regarding Anastasio’s style of shooting)- David Lynch, Artist/Filmmaker

"A+ Excellent work Alexia" (regarding Anastasio's artwork)- Miranda July, Artist/Filmmaker

“Reeks of DIY gone right. Determination, conviction and a little humor goes a long way ... Alexia Anastasio has all that and more.” - Joanne, Obsession Collection

“Alexia is a creative, imaginative filmmaker as well as a leader and dynamite organizer” - Joan Sekler, Filmmaker

“She works tirelessly, utilizing her many talents, and remains steadfast until her task is accomplished, whether it be in front of or behind the camera.” - Ted V. Mikels,  Director/Producer

“Alexia is one of the most hard-working, over-achieving people I have ever met. She has done nothing but impress me with how much heart she puts into every project, and how much she gets done.” - John Bryan, Art Director/Musician

“Alexia is a creative, hard working, exceptional performing artist.” - Barbara Toy, Producer

“Alexia is a determined, creative, flexible partner. She worked with us organizing events for the outreach of our documentary The Education of Shelby Knox. She is an independent worker who is very good at handling whatever comes up and seeing things through.” - Rose Rosenblatt, Director/Producer

“Alexia is an excellent film producer. She incorporates her experiences, and the film's individual production needs, as well as taste and asthetics. A true team player way beyond the call of duty (or fun!).” - Matt Kohn, Director/Producer

“Alexia is a fantastic networker and a great talent. With an eye for great collaborators, she has a ready supply of film industry professionals whose work is excellent and demeanor is professional and like-minded. Her effusive spirit comes through in all her projects, adding sparkle and charm to everything she is connected to.” - Caitlin Burns, Story Developer/Transmedia Producer

Where does the money that we raise go towards?

Equipment and tapes, animation, studio Time for Interviews, sound, transfers to BluRay, HDcam, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DVD, original soundtrack, printing of Ginger Girls book, marketing assistant, festival fees, postcards and posters for festivals, website, postage and office supplies, publicist, DVD’s for festivals and marketing at conventions.

The $3,333 goal is just to get started. We would like to raise more so we can finish the project within one year.

CASTING - NOMINATE A GIRL WITH RED HAIR

We are casting ginger girls for the project worldwide, so if you are a girl with natural red hair or know of someone with red hair please send a picture, location and contact info to gingergirlsmovie [at] gmail [dot] com

COLLABORATE

We have lots of fun ways to be involved including being part of the street team, marketing, publicity, content research, casting and booking.

If you want to set up a session for us in a town that we are coming to we will give you credit as a segment producer.

Contact: gingergirlsmovie [at] gmail [dot] com

DONATE IN KIND ITEMS 

We always need Sony mini DV tapes, printing, studio space in different cities to shoot interviews, address labels, blank DVD's, costumes of famous ginger characters, external hard drives, USB flash hard drives for festivals, MacBook Pro laptop, frequent flier miles and/or plane tickets.

Contact: gingergirlsmovie [at] gmail [dot] com

Tax Deductible Donations

Are now available through our Fiscal Sponsor Fractured Atlas

SPREAD THE WORD

We really appreciate any re-posts of this link, recommendations of galleries to show the artwork, cinemas and museum to show the film when it's finished.

We will re-post any press or links on our website and give shout outs on our twitter.

Gingerly yours,

Alexia Anastasio

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