IN HER LENS

Nadine Reumer

IN HER LENS is an interview series hosted by Nadine Reumer that centers and celebrates underrepresented voices in film and television. In each episode, Nadine will be speaking with new guests- inspiring creatives in field of visual storytelling about their journey's and work. This podcast aims to highlight new work, provide practical advice, spark story, and to amplify work from marginalized communities. "IN HER LENS: In Conversation" is a series of specials created in order to widen the podcast's lens to include different perspectives and more conversation.

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01: Chinwe Okorie on "Lovebites"
02-10-2020
01: Chinwe Okorie on "Lovebites"
Grateful to be joined this episode by Chinwe Okorie, writer and director of the new short Lovebites currently on @IssaRaePresents #ShortFilmSundays. In this episode, Chinwe and Nadine talk frankly about writing, producing, and directing your own short film- climbing the barriers around film festivals- the importance and reality of representation- and setting out on this path we call: filmmaking. Chinwe Okorie is a Nigerian-born writer, director, and editor in Austin, TX. At age six, she immigrated to the United States and watched her first film, Titanic. It was then that her love affair with cinema began. While in college, she made a huge splash by launching a student-run TV station. After college, Chinwe went on to write and direct short films. Lovebites is her third short film and she has collaborated on well-received female led projects such as the viral web series, Nneka the Uber Driver, and the We Are film series, which is distributed by Issa Rae. Recently, she edited her first feature film Ultimate World and has more projects such as Uncomfortable Woman, Stolen Plans and Access Granted slated for 2020. Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.comLearn about Lovebites at www.lovebitesthefilm.com and follow Chinwe's work on Instagram @chinwefilms You can follow the podcast on Instagram @inherlenspodcastOur illustrations are by Lara Reumer and our music is by Daniela ViegenerIN HER LENS is created and hosted by Nadine Reumer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02: Beatriz Browne on Finding Your Story
09-10-2020
02: Beatriz Browne on Finding Your Story
Proud to be joined this episode by director, producer, and storyteller Beatriz Browne. Beatriz specializes in non-fiction storytelling and her work includes the Docu-Series “My Kid The” which has been watched over 5 million times and been recognized by outlets such as Good Morning America and Upworthy. In this episode, Beatriz and Nadine talk about her journey from child actor to filmmaker, about being a multi-disciplinary artist, they discuss the practicalities of pitching, producing, funding your work. They also talk about her upcoming short documentary about resistance of culture in NYC. Beatriz and Nadine also ponder the bigger questions, like what it means to be an artist- today.Beatriz Browne is a NYC/Los Angeles based, Webby Award winning producer, storyteller, and director. She is currently a Video Producer at Google. Beatriz has worked with clients such as Airbnb, The New York Times, CNN, Square and Fatherly, creating multi-platform original content. Born in Brazil but raised in China and the UAE, Beatriz has the ability to work in fast-paced global environments due to her international perspective and endurance. www.beatrizbrowne.com Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.comYou can watch Beatriz's some work on Youtube & Vimeo and follow her on Instagram @beatrizbrowneYou can follow the podcast on Instagram @inherlenspodcastOur illustrations are by Lara Reumer and our music is by Daniela ViegenerIN HER LENS is created and hosted by Nadine Reumer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03: Joosje Duk on Short Narratives & Rejection Folder
16-10-2020
03: Joosje Duk on Short Narratives & Rejection Folder
This week, Joosje Duk shares her wisdom on IN HER LENS! Joosje is a filmmaker and actress from The Hague and based in between Amsterdam and New York. She wrote and directed the short film NIGHT, which won the HuffPost Arts Impact Award- as well as being invited to screen at Disney’s studios. In collaboration with Dutch network VPRO, Joosje wrote and directed her first pilot GAPPIES. This led her to direct her first full web series, FITGIRLS, and her upcoming second full web series DE EDEL FIGURANT. In this episode, Joosje and Nadine talk about her journey to filmmaking, about grant applications, her rejection folder, writing short narratives, and growing alongside your work. They discuss the importance of recognizing your strengths and admitting your limitations on set.Joosje Duk is a NYC/The Netherlands based filmmaker and actress. Joosje’s short, THIN ICE, won the ShortsTV Pitch Award at the Netherlands Film Festival and screened at the Oscar-qualifying Hamptons and Atlanta Film Festival. Joosje is in development of her first feature film, SUNSHOWERS, a whimsical story exploring mental health issues through the eyes of a young woman who loses her sight of color. Joosje aims to create socially conscious content through a colorful lens. www.joosjeduk.comNadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.comYou can watch Joosje's work on Youtube & Vimeo and follow her on Instagram @joosjedukYou can follow the podcast on Instagram @inherlenspodcastOur illustrations are by Lara Reumer and our music is by Daniela ViegenerIN HER LENS is created and hosted by Nadine Reumer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05: Jasmijn Schrofer on "Tarikat" and "Death of Darkness"
20-11-2020
05: Jasmijn Schrofer on "Tarikat" and "Death of Darkness"
Welcome back to IN HER LENS! This week Nadine is joined by Jasmijn Schrofer. Jasmijn is a Dutch/Chinese American documentary filmmaker based in Amsterdam. She was raised in The Hague and in 2015 she graduated from The Nederlandse FilmAcademie with her award winning film "Tarikat"; a short doc about Sufism. "Tarikat" is currently still making it's way around the festival circuit. Today, she is working on her upcoming documentary, "Death of Darkness," about the installation of electricity in Illaut, Northern Kenya. In this episode, we talk about connecting to the essence of a story and the translation from feeling to work- the creation of "Tarikat" and building trust with your subjects, the impact of silence, and we discuss her upcoming film "Death of Darkness."In this episode we talk about the following works: No Logo by Naomi Klein and the music of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. We also talk about the work of composer Kaveh Vares in her film "Tarikat."Jasmijn Schrofer is an Dutch/Chinese American filmmaker interested in documentary and dance film. She is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You can follow Jasmijn on instagram @jasmijnschrofer and follow the journey of her new film "Death of Darkness."Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07: Adinah Dancyger on Sharing the Personal
11-12-2020
07: Adinah Dancyger on Sharing the Personal
This week on IN HER LENS, Adinah Dancyger talks about her journey as a filmmaker. Her short films Chopping Onions, Cheer Up Baby, and Moving have screened at various festivals including Sundance, Berlinale, NYFF, and Slamdance. Raised in New York City, and with a BA from Bard- Adinah has worked with brands like Zara, Gucci, Tory Burch, and companies like Nowness and Dazed. She has shot, directed, and edited music videos for artists like Okay Kaya and Aerial East. In this episode, Adinah and Nadine talk about visual storytelling and the development of her short films. In connection to her 2017 short Cheer Up Baby, they discuss channeling and confronting personal stories in a public form. Adinah talks about the joy of making music videos, creative collaborations, and setting boundaries with commercial work. In this episode we talk about the following works: Chilly Gonzales, "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin, "All About Love" by bell hooks, Sally Mann and her memoir "Hold Still", Sharon Salzberg, and Good Will Hunting & Sunset Boulevard.Adinah Dancyger is a Korean-Polish, First-Generation American Filmmaker. You can check out her work on Vimeo and Youtube or her website - www.adinahdancyger.com. Follow Adinah on Instagram.Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08: Denise Ekale Kum on Seasons
01-01-2021
08: Denise Ekale Kum on Seasons
Happy New Year! Welcoming 2021 with a brand-new episode. This week, Nadine chats with self-taught writer and director Denise Ekale Kum. Based in Berlin, Denise is creating a four-part short film series loosely based on the year's seasons. Her shorts Wintersonnewende (Winter Solstice), Natsu no Takaramono (Natsu's Treasure), and Respringendo have screened at various festivals and her fourth and final short is currently in the works. In this episode, Nadine and Denise talk about her journey following her passion for filmmaking. They chat about bringing multiple identities and experiences to the work that you do and Denise shares her biggest learnings from the development of her short films in pre production, on set, and in the edit room. Denise talks in depth about her work with Tyron Ricketts, Panthertainment and their work with Germany’s oldest film production company UFA. In a major move, and one of the first in Germany to do so, the company announced a Diversity and Inclusion Quota; a commitment to representation- on gender, people of color, LGBTIQ+ and disability- both in front and behind the camera. In this episode we talk about the following works: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, Maître Gims - Sapés Comme Jamais, Steve Mekoudja, and Punch (완득이;Wan-deuki)Denise Ekale Kum is a Berlin-based self-taught writer and director from Cameroon and Germany. She creates under her production company Sunny Prod. You can watch a variety of her work on Vimeo and follow her on Instagram. Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09: Sarah Adina Smith on Everything
08-01-2021
09: Sarah Adina Smith on Everything
Nadine is joined this week on IN HER LENS by the fantastic Sarah Adina Smith. After a series of shorts including The Sirens, Sarah directed her features The Midnight Swim and Busters Mal Heart. She directed episodes on HBO’s Room 104, TBS' WRECKED, and LEGION on FX. Sarah directed the first two episodes of Amazon Studios action thriller series Hanna, as well as serving as a co-executive producer on the project. Most recently, she directed the pilot for the Hulu series Looking for Alaska and is currently in post-production for her new film Birds of Paradise. In this episode, Sarah and Nadine talk about her journey through the industry- navigating money, rejection, and inspiration. They talk about the making of her films- the writing of scriptments and ambitious plans on a small budget. Sarah talks about directing episodes, fighting for pilots, and shooting in a pandemic.In this episode we talk about the following works: Luster by Raven Leilani, Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth, Lead Belly, Benjamin Clementine, Frohawk Two Feathers, Contact. Sarah Adina Smith is an American writer, director, editor, and producer. Her work is available on a variety of streaming platforms, like HBO, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. You can also follow her on Instagram and Twitter. Sarah is married to cinematographer and musician Shaheen Seth. Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12: Melinda James on Viewfinding and "Oklahoma is Black"
28-06-2021
12: Melinda James on Viewfinding and "Oklahoma is Black"
Melinda James is an Black and Thai cinematographer. Her work encompasses documentaries, narratives, installations, commercials, and music videos. Centering her work on women, QTBIPOC, and underrepresented communities- Melinda recently DP’ed and co-directed, “Oklahoma is Black,” a poetic portrait of Black life in Oklahoma City which was nominated for Best Documentary Short at BlackStar and DC Black film festivals. Melinda was included on a list of “Mind Blowing Cinematographers” by Emmy Rossum & Free The Work and is a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers. In this episode, Melinda and Nadine chat about her journey to the filmmaking world through her education in sociology and about the differences between big commercial jobs, music videos, and video installations. We talk about safeguarding energy, in times like these but always, and about her creating of a time capsule. In connection to her work in “Oklahoma is Black,” they talk about the importance of footage and archives on who lived and how.This episode refers to the works of David Attenborough and Clarice Lispector. Melinda James is a Thai and Black cinematographer from California, USA. You can check out her work on her website: www.melindajamesdp.comNadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13: Kid Moxie on Composing & Synthpop Dreams
05-07-2021
13: Kid Moxie on Composing & Synthpop Dreams
Elena Charbila, also known as Kid Moxie, is a Greek musician, composer, and actress. Under her musical moniker, she creates what can only be defined as cinematic electro pop. Elena’s music has been featured in multiple TV commercials, TV shows, and indie films. She composed the soundtrack to the new film ‘Not To Be Unpleasant, But We Need To Have A Serious Talk’ by Giorgos Georgopoulos. Released on Lakeshore Records, the soundtrack includes her cover of Alphaville’s “Big in Japan.” She created tracks for the action video game “Cyberpunk 2077” and her latest work No Island Temple Remix in collaboration with Die Arktekt is available now. In this episode, In this episode, Elena and Nadine talk about her finding artistic and personal freedom in music, they chat about how her process works and shifts per project and her fascination with building a bridge from this realm to another. They discuss the art of networking and the importance of being your own manager. In relation to this, Elena shares how she came to work with Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch on the rework of “Mysteries of Love.” All the music in this episode was kindly provided by Kid Moxie. The episode contains the following songs, in order of appearance: Slow Escape (from “Not To Be Unpleasant”), Jacqueline the Ripper (from “1888”), Closer Than Ever (from “Not To Be Unpleasant”), Bonsai (from “Not To Be Unpleasant”), No Island (remix with Die Arkitekt.) Kid Moxie, Elena Charbila, is a Greek composer and actress based in California, USA. You can check out her work on Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube.  Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14: Geneva Peschka on Community & "UNSPOKEN"
12-07-2021
14: Geneva Peschka on Community & "UNSPOKEN"
Geneva is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker from Canada. Over her career, she’s brought her love for authentic storytelling to the documentary, commercial, and animation world. Her groundbreaking film UNSPOKEN follows the life of 14-year-old Emma Zurcher-Long as she challenges societal judgment surrounding autism. The film is co-directed by Emma- it’s stigma-breaking format is actively transforming the way society views autism. It’s currently available for educational distribution across North America through Video Project as well as KANOPY. Her most recent project, WOMXN, is a 12-part collaborative short documentary series designed to amplify the voices of the extraordinary everyday womxn. Geneva remotely directed the ADOBE | COMPLEX “When I See Myself” Collaborative Series (a 2021 Shorty Award Finalist) and the AUDIBLE | COMPLEX Campaign. In this episode, Geneva and Nadine take a deep dive into talking about the community that built her and the colorful teenage years that shaped her into who she is today. They talk about Geneva's questioning of all systems, and about saying yes to experiences that head your way. Geneva talks about her mission to share and manifest more joy, to uplift, and create real visibility. She talks about the pursuit for self advocacy in all aspects of her work, and shares about the magnificent Emma; how their collaboration created UNSPOKEN . Finally, they talk about her documentary series and podcast series WOMXN and Geneva’s journey to greater self love through it. Geneva Peschka is a director and visual activist from Canada, based in Brooklyn, New York. You can check out her work on her website www.genevapeschka.com and on Vimeo. Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15: Stephanie Economou on "Jupiter's Legacy" and Building A Score
26-07-2021
15: Stephanie Economou on "Jupiter's Legacy" and Building A Score
Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist from Long Island, New York, and currently based in Los Angeles. Her study in widely varying musical styles including classical, experimental, folk and rock- create her unique hybridized compositional voice. Her work in film scoring extends from drama to action to comedy. In 2015, she was chosen as one of six fellows for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch. She is the composer of the new Netflix TV series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on the comic series by Mark Millar. She has written the music for the Lionsgate/Starz series Step Up: High Water and the second season of Manhunt: Deadly Games. Stephanie scored two episodes of the Disney+ documentary series Marvel 616 and she is a long-time collaborator of Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams. Together with him, she composed additional music on scores including Disney’s live-action re-make Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, Jon Turtletaub’s The Meg, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2, Disney Nature’s Penguins, and Ridley Scott's Oscar-nominated film The Martian. Her music can also be heard in films The Zookeeper’s Wife, Live By Night, Catch-22, and Breath. In this episode, Stephanie and Nadine chat about her navigation through classical music and orchestral training to the film scoring world. They break down the steps of creating a score for a film and talk about contentious temp music, the differences between orchestration for live ensembles and electronic music, and prioritizing personal needs in a busy career. They extensively discuss her score for the new Netflix series Jupiter's Legacy. Finally, Stephanie shares about the Alliance for Women Composers and the need for visibility and inclusivity in the film composition world.This episode contains music kindly provided by Stephanie Economou and includes excerpts from the following tracks: "Jupiter's Legacy" from Jupiter's Legacy, "Centennial Park" from Manhunt: Deadly Games, and "Illumination" from Jupiter's Legacy.Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist from Long Island, New York. You can check out her work on her website www.stephanieeconomou.com and on Spotify & YouTube.Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16: Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on The Choreography of Editing and Choosing No Fear
03-08-2021
16: Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir on The Choreography of Editing and Choosing No Fear
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is a film editor from Iceland. Elisabet is one of today’s most fought after and acclaimed editors. Starting as a cinematographer, Elisabet instead found her footing in the editing room and with her edit of the Icelandic film "Reykjavík Rotterdam" and it's remake "Contraband" made the transition to Hollywood. Her experiences in editing dance films, short documentaries, and TV shaped Elisabet up to today being one of the biggest action cinema editors. She is the editor of the "John Wick" (2014), "Atomic Blonde" (2015), and "Deadpool 2" (2018.) She's also edited comedies like "Playing with Fire" (2019), TV drama’s like the Icelandic “Trapped” (2015-) and independent cinema like the film “Between Heaven and Earth” (2019.) She edited the upcoming Netflix female assassin film “Kate” (2021) and Marvel’s "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (2021.) In this episode, Elisabet and Nadine talk about her Icelandic roots and the WW2-army-barack-turned-movie theatre where she fell in love with cinema. They chat about the importance of people over product and the ultimate trait of pushing through fear. They talk about film editing in three parts- pre production, in production, and post production. Elisabet shares about how she edits big action sequences and the importance of collaboration with stunt teams in connection to her experiences on "John Wick" and "Atomic Blonde." She tells us about her health scare on "Deadpool 2" and about the life rules she carries with her into the editing room and every day life. Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is a film editor from Iceland. You can view her work nearly everywhere, like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO. You can follow her on Instagram and IMBD.Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17: Nainita Desai on Perseverance, "The Reason I Jump," and "For Sama."
18-08-2021
17: Nainita Desai on Perseverance, "The Reason I Jump," and "For Sama."
Nainita Desai is a British-Indian composer based in London, UK. Nainita’s eclectic musical upbringing led her to studying the sitar, piano, table, guitar, violin, and singing. After receiving a degree in Mathematics, she attended the National Film and Television School in London. She worked as a sound designer and musical engineer, working alongside Peter Gabriel. Making the powerful decision to transition to composing and following her love for music making; today Nainita is an Ivor Novello, BIFA, and Cinema Eyes Honors nominee, a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit and the IFMCA Breakthrough Composer (2020.) She’s composed intensely engaging scores for films, tv, documentaries, specials- including the Oscar-nominated and BAFTA-award winning film For Sama, the recent documentary The Reason I Jump, and Netflix’s most watched doc feature to date- American Murder: The Family Next Door. In this episode, Nainita and Nadine discuss her score for “The Reason I Jump” and about creating a work using prompts from a book. They chat about her roots in world music, attending Catholic school during the week & Hindu temple on the weekends, and about her choice to study Mathematics. She shares about what learned as a musical engineer creating sonic worlds and her pivotal career moments like when writing musical numbers for Mumbai High. They discuss the making of the score for For Sama, and the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door.The music in this episode was kindly provided by Nainita.Nainita Desai is a film composer. You can check out her work on her website www.nainitadesai.com and Instagram, also streaming on Netflix, HBO Max, and Spotify.Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18: Sherin Seyda on Curating Connection & Film Consultancy
30-08-2021
18: Sherin Seyda on Curating Connection & Film Consultancy
Sherin Seyda is a director, producer, screenwriter, and film consultant at the Nederlands Filmfonds. Born to Syrian-Kurdish parents in Berlin, Sherin studied film and law in the UK and at the Sorbonne in Paris. At the University of Amsterdam, she received her Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors and Masters in International Law. Sherin finished her studies with a Masters in Audiovisual Arts at the LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, Belgium. She worked as a moderator, curator, and programme producer for De Balie, IFFR, and Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Today, Sherin splits her time between creating her own films and her work as film consultant at the Nederlands Filmfonds. Film consultants are responsible for the qualitative assessment of selective funding applications for film development and production. The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. This episode is split in two parts. First, Nadine and Sherin talk about her journey and work. They touch her decision to study both her interests and her passions, and her commute between Brussels and Amsterdam whilst studying at LUCA and working at De Balie. They talk in depth about what it means to produce film screenings, panels, and programs. In the second part of the episode, Nadine and Sherin chat about her newish role at the Nederlands Filmfonds and her day-to-day responsibilities. They discuss the pitching process, creating film plans, and the criteria the fund put in place.Sherin Seyda is a director, producer, writer, and film consultant. Sherin is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Nadine Reumer is a Dutch actress and podcaster based between Amsterdam and New York City. For further information on her work & to get in contact, visit her website: www.nadinereumer.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.