STORY director Ky Dickens’ doc gets theatrical release in LA and NY

Feature documentary Show Her the Money, directed by Ky Dickens, which exposes the systemic funding gap for female entrepreneurs, is set for theatrical release in Los Angeles and New York on December 1, 2023.

Dickens, represented for commercial and brand assignments by STORY, expressed her excitement about the theatrical release, emphasizing the significance of premiering in Los Angeles and New York, two major hubs of innovation and dream-building. The film, which won the Best Documentary award at the Los Angeles Film Festival, Twin Cities Film Festival, and the Women’s Film Festival, aims to inspire audiences with the bootstrapping and inspirational stories showcased in the film.

The documentary follows four visionary female entrepreneurs navigating challenges to bring their ideas to life. The featured entrepreneurs include Diipa Büller-Khosla, founder of indē wild; Jasmine Jones, founder of Myya; Marian Leitner, founder of Archer Roose; and Vicky Pasche, founder of Dapper Boi. Take a look at the trailer below:

Show Her the Money sheds light on the gender gap in venture capital (VC) funding for women entrepreneurs, revealing that only 1.9 percent of the $238.3 billion available goes to female entrepreneurs.

“I’m thrilled to open theatrically in Los Angeles and New York – two huge hubs of innovation, dream-building, and inclusion,” Dickens told Reel Chicago, who’s repped for commercial and brand assignments by STORY. “My hope is that audiences embrace the bootstrapping, inspirational stories the way film festival goers have.”

In addition to female founders, the film introduces female “funders” who invest in women-owned businesses. Audiences will meet Dawn LaFreeda, a former waitress turned owner of numerous franchise restaurants, and Pocket Sun, the youngest woman to start her own VC Fund, recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 100 most powerful women in the country.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Gless (Cagny & Lacey) serves as an executive producer, alongside Catherine Gray, Ky Dickens, Dawn LaFreeda, Diana Greshtchuk, and Wendy Ryan.

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