DUBLIN , March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ActuallySheCanSM, the influential female empowerment campaign from Allergan, announced today that it is creating three inspirational short films together with Tribeca Digital Studios. These powerful films celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable young women and will be screened during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
At Little Park restaurant in Tribeca, Paula Weinstein, Tribeca Enterprises EVP, welcomed guests and said of the films, "We are proud of the short films we created with ActuallySheCan and of the female filmmakers and the extraordinary women they chose to document. We look forward to a compelling conversation today around young women in film and the arts," before introducing actress Patricia Arquette, who hosted the panel discussion.
The four talented female directors—Erin Sanger, Emily Harrold and duo Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg— present stories of three ambitious young women on unique paths in three distinct industries. All of these young women are defying the odds, challenging convention and are out to prove that #ActuallySheCan. From the story of Mexican-American chef Daniela Soto-Innes, who at just 25-years-old is one of the youngest chefs in New York City, to the journey of photojournalist Katie Orlinsky, as she follows Kristen Knight Pace, a female hopeful in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska, to the experience of Becca McCharen, a young Brooklyn designer, as she prepares to launch the next collection of her groundbreaking, architectural fashion line during New York Fashion Week—the confident, positive spirit of the campaign shines through these short films.
ActuallySheCan is thrilled to screen these three short films during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Following this, the short films will be available to view on ActuallySheCan.com.
About The #ActuallySheCan Film Series
Working Title: La Cocinera
Emily Harrold brings us the inspiring story of Daniela Soto-Innes, one of the youngest chefs in New York City, who is disrupting the industry with her talent. At just 25 years old, Daniela is Chef de Cusine of the renowned Mexican restaurant Cosme. With a months-long waitlist for a table and a critically acclaimed menu, Daniela is faced with a new task: launching lunch at Cosme. Harrold follows her as the next chapter unfolds – beautifully weaving Daniela's personal journey, from her beginning in her native Mexico, with the present-day for a story of challenges and triumph.
Working Title: Leaders of the Pack
From 25-year-old director Erin Sanger comes the story of photojournalist Katie Orlinsky, whose work focuses on the everyday lives of people in extreme situations, as she covers Kristin Knight Pace, a female hopeful in the 2016 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. A female musher has not won the Iditarod, which takes place in the harsh Alaskan wilderness, in 26 years—since 1990. The terrain is treacherous, the stakes are high and hopes are higher. As Sanger and Orlinsky soon discover: Out here, anything is possible.
Working Title: Chromat: The Body Electric
Award-winning directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg follow emerging fashion designer Becca McCharen as she prepares her architectural swim, lingerie and sportswear line for New York Fashion Week in February. Unlike most designers, Becca's work poses unique challenges: her clothes are "sculptural experiments for the human body" that are designed to make women of all shapes and sizes feel empowered by their bodies. As such, preparation is unorthodox, including cutting edge body scanning, 3D printing and experimental new technology. In an industry that is moving ever forward, and with deadlines looming, Ricki and Annie follow Becca as she works to pull together her next collection—and change how women are represented in the fashion industry in the process.
ActuallySheCan is a campaign that aims to start a movement and important dialogue around modern female empowerment, celebrating young women and their ambitions. Through the use of the dedicated hashtag #ActuallySheCan, the campaign has created a platform upon which women can express their own goals, as well as perpetuate a larger conversation around female achievement and well-being.
Since the campaign launch, ActuallySheCan has collaborated with high profile brands and celebrities to create confidence-fueled content, events and experiences to help millennial women turn their ambitions into reality.
About Allergan's Women's Healthcare
Allergan, is a leader in women's health care, dedicated to developing and commercializing best-in-class pharmaceuticals to help support the health and wellness for women. Allergan takes a holistic approach to women's healthcare and provides HCPs and their patients with high quality medications. Allergan is committed to ensuring that women have access to information to help make decisions about their health and well-being.
Allergan plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world.
Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide valuable treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, cardiovascular and anti-infective therapeutic categories, and operates the world's third-largest global generics business, providing patients around the globe with increased access to affordable, high-quality medicines. Allergan is an industry leader in research and development, with one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications globally.
With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.
For more information, visit Allergan's website at www.allergan.com.
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