Posted Wednesday 18 Jul 2018
Director Zoe McIntosh says she's been called "a painful optimist" when describing her attitude toward women in film. McIntosh, whose short film The World In Your Window has picked up multiple awards at international festivals, told Radio New Zealand that, despite the lack of women behind the camera, it's still an exciting time to be a female director. She said that along with a push for more gender representation from the NZ Film Commission, the best sign of change was that people were now more open-minded about, and acknowledged, the gender gap in film making. Being a female director had been a "lovely asset" to her work, she added. "You can manage to get a different kind of intimacy with talent, because they can soften" [toward women]."