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Balancing Creativity and Social Impact: Insights from Filmmaker Heather Ogilvie

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In this episode of the Aligned and Thriving podcast, host Judith Bowtell welcomes Heather Ogilvie, a renowned producer and writer of female-focused films and television shows. Heather is the founder of Galvanized Film Group, and her projects often draw inspiration from literary works, exploring themes that resonate with mature female audiences.

The conversation delves into Heather's journey, from her early days of social activism to her foray into the entertainment industry. They discuss the complexities of filmmaking, the art of storytelling, the importance of work-life balance, and Heather's passion for mentoring aspiring filmmakers.

Podcast Episode Summary

  • Heather shares her perspective on maintaining work-life balance, highlighting the joy of spending time with her grandson, Miles, as a cherished moment.
  • They explore Heather's path to filmmaking, her initial interest in social work, and her desire to create meaningful stories that challenge the status quo.
  • Heather discusses her criteria for selecting projects, emphasizing the need to visually connect with the story and characters.
  • The challenges of financing films are addressed, with Heather sharing her insights into attracting private investors and navigating government funding.
  • Heather reflects on the portrayal of mature women in film and the importance of emotional honesty and authenticity in storytelling.
  • They discuss Heather's involvement in initiatives addressing domestic violence and supporting traumatized children, highlighting her dedication to social justice.
  • Heather shares her excitement about her upcoming directing debut and her commitment to continuous learning in the creative process.

What We Learn from the Guest

Through Heather's experiences, we gain valuable insights into the world of filmmaking, the art of storytelling, and the dedication required to bring meaningful stories to life. Her journey highlights the importance of perseverance, passion, and a commitment to creating authentic narratives that resonate with audiences. Additionally, Heather's involvement in social causes serves as an inspiration for using one's platform to drive positive change.

Connect with Heather Ogilvie

Outro

Connect with Judith Bowtell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judith.bowtell
To learn more about how we can work together:
https://www.albanylane.com.au/
Come say hi on:
https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyLane/
Let’s be Instagram friends:
https://www.instagram.com/judithbowtell/
Let’s stay connected on:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/judith-bowtell-4977a04/
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Capitole

1. Heather discusses work-life balance and spending time with her grandson (00:02:58)

2. Heather's journey into filmmaking and early career experiences (00:05:53)

3. Selecting meaningful projects and the criteria Heather uses (00:11:00)

4. The challenges of financing films and working with investors (00:15:06)

5. Portraying mature women authentically in storytelling (00:19:50)

6. Heather's passion for social justice and addressing domestic violence (00:25:20)

7. Advocating for support for traumatized children affected by domestic violence (00:31:10)

8. Heather's upcoming directorial debut and continuous learning (00:33:40)

26 episoade

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Send us your questions.

In this episode of the Aligned and Thriving podcast, host Judith Bowtell welcomes Heather Ogilvie, a renowned producer and writer of female-focused films and television shows. Heather is the founder of Galvanized Film Group, and her projects often draw inspiration from literary works, exploring themes that resonate with mature female audiences.

The conversation delves into Heather's journey, from her early days of social activism to her foray into the entertainment industry. They discuss the complexities of filmmaking, the art of storytelling, the importance of work-life balance, and Heather's passion for mentoring aspiring filmmakers.

Podcast Episode Summary

  • Heather shares her perspective on maintaining work-life balance, highlighting the joy of spending time with her grandson, Miles, as a cherished moment.
  • They explore Heather's path to filmmaking, her initial interest in social work, and her desire to create meaningful stories that challenge the status quo.
  • Heather discusses her criteria for selecting projects, emphasizing the need to visually connect with the story and characters.
  • The challenges of financing films are addressed, with Heather sharing her insights into attracting private investors and navigating government funding.
  • Heather reflects on the portrayal of mature women in film and the importance of emotional honesty and authenticity in storytelling.
  • They discuss Heather's involvement in initiatives addressing domestic violence and supporting traumatized children, highlighting her dedication to social justice.
  • Heather shares her excitement about her upcoming directing debut and her commitment to continuous learning in the creative process.

What We Learn from the Guest

Through Heather's experiences, we gain valuable insights into the world of filmmaking, the art of storytelling, and the dedication required to bring meaningful stories to life. Her journey highlights the importance of perseverance, passion, and a commitment to creating authentic narratives that resonate with audiences. Additionally, Heather's involvement in social causes serves as an inspiration for using one's platform to drive positive change.

Connect with Heather Ogilvie

Outro

Connect with Judith Bowtell on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judith.bowtell
To learn more about how we can work together:
https://www.albanylane.com.au/
Come say hi on:
https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyLane/
Let’s be Instagram friends:
https://www.instagram.com/judithbowtell/
Let’s stay connected on:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/judith-bowtell-4977a04/
Don't forget to rate, review, or drop your questions on:

Apple podcast

Spotify

  continue reading

Capitole

1. Heather discusses work-life balance and spending time with her grandson (00:02:58)

2. Heather's journey into filmmaking and early career experiences (00:05:53)

3. Selecting meaningful projects and the criteria Heather uses (00:11:00)

4. The challenges of financing films and working with investors (00:15:06)

5. Portraying mature women authentically in storytelling (00:19:50)

6. Heather's passion for social justice and addressing domestic violence (00:25:20)

7. Advocating for support for traumatized children affected by domestic violence (00:31:10)

8. Heather's upcoming directorial debut and continuous learning (00:33:40)

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