Hello, my name is Laura Zinger, Owner of 20K Films, and I am making a feature length documentary about Nicole Hollander, the legendary creator of feminist bombshell (more emphasis on the bomb than on the shell), Sylvia. Nicole Hollander approached me 5 years ago at the premiere of my first, independently produced documentary, Proceed and Be Bold! and in an act of utter kindness and total solidarity, she gave me one of her earrings and told me, “Here is your Oscar.” She then wandered away leaving me alone in complete shocked flattery with one of her earrings and the thought, “Holy cats! That was Nicole Hollander.” Nicole then returned two minutes and 36 seconds later and gave me the matching earring and told me I should have both. As Nicole handed me her second earring, I knew I had found the subject of my next documentary. That was over 5 years ago. Independent filmmaking is not something to take lightly, there are high costs, overwhelming time commitments, hours and hours and hours of unpaid labor, and the full knowledge that time stops for no one. I am immensely proud and pleased to officially announce that the documentary we started 5 years ago about the life and work of Nicole Hollander is in post-production. This blog is how we will keep track of the progress of the documentary from post-production to completion. Here is where I am logging my thoughts about how to take all of the research materials and documentary interviews and shape them into a story. This is a page for you, her wonderful fans. And here is a list of everyone we interviewed for the documentary. We welcome your thoughts and comments. We would also welcome your help. Please offer it. Visit this page for how you can help us finish this documentary and get it out to Nicole’s and Sylvia’s fans.
*Many thanks to the small crew who has helped this documentary happen so far:
Producer/Director: Laura Zinger
Editor: Laura Zinger
Graphic Designer: Helen Kim (Owner, The ThinkFarm)