Erica Edwards is a London-based Scottish director who has been making films since she was eight years old and her dad taught her how to use his hi-8 camcorder. Erica's film The Win is a short documentary that explores the UK feminist movement, platforming six self-identified feminists. The film gives a small window into their lives, sharing their experiences and opinions, discussing the work still to be done within feminism and celebrating the wins along the way.
Feauturing activist, performance artist and writer, Liv Wynter; Lee Chalmers, founder of the Parliament Project whose mission is to fight for true gender equality within politics; Tammy Reynolds, a drag artist with dwarfism who performs under the name Midgitte Bardot; Black punk duo, Nova Twins; artist Louisa Foley who creates empowering nude portraits helping women and non-binary people celebrate their bodies; and tattoo artist Heleena Mistry who celebrates Indian artistic traditions through her bold and beautiful designs.
Erica Edwards “This project was several years in the making, from conception to completion. I knew I wanted to create something that began to look at feminism, but it’s such a huge and diverse topic that it was incredibly challenging to know where to even begin. Thankfully, I had an amazing - completely female and non-binary - team working with me and our contributors were so inspiring, I think their words speak for themselves. It was important to us all to recognise that there is so much work still to be done when it comes to the rights of women and non-binary people, especially those from marginalised groups, but equally we wanted to celebrate some of the wins and create something that felt empowering. If this film changes one mind, inspires or uplifts even one person, then that would be a win for me.”
Director/Camera Operator/Co-Producer - Erica Edwards @everythingisimagined
Producer - Milla Alexander @millamusealexander
Editor - Rhiannon Mayor
Colourist - Liz Glennard @lizo_xanh_colourist
Sound Recordist - Olivia Graham @og.irl
Sound Design - Kayleigh Heap @oh__crikey and Olivia Graham
Additional Filming - Jas Doyle Pitt @jas_pitt
Heleena Mistry - @heleenatattoos
Nova Twins - @novatwinsmusic
Lee Chalmers - @lee_chalmers
Louisa Foley - @arewenearlybareyet
Tammy Reynolds - @midgittebardot
Liv Wynter - @livwynter