Chicken & Egg Pictures
JULIE PARKER BENELLO, JUDITH HELFAND, WENDY ETTINGER (Executive Producers) launched and co-founded Chicken & Egg Pictures in July 2005.
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental, and human rights issues that they embrace, translate, and explore on film. The company matches strategically timed financial support with rigorous, respectful, and dynamic mentorship as well as creative collaboration and community-building. Its filmmakers’ diverse voices represent a range of lived experience and realities that have the power to change the world as we know it. Past Chicken & Egg movies have included Eventual Salvation, with the Pariah team of writer/director Dee Rees and producer Nekisa Cooper; Mai Iskander’s Directors Guild of America-nominated documentary feature Garbage Dreams; Meg McLagan and Daria Sommers’ Lioness; Elizabeth Canner’s Orgasm Inc; Tony Hardmon and Rachel Libert’s Semper Fi: Always Faithful; Jennifer Redfearn’s Oscar-nominated documentary short Sun Come Up; and Cynthia Wade and Vanessa Roth’s Academy Award-winning documentary short Freeheld.