Feminist Wednesday 

Meet Filmmaking Duo: Julia & Shelby

April 03, 2018
Interview by Erin Bagwell, Director of 
"Dream, Girl"


"Happy Feminist Wednesday! This week we chatted with Julia & Shelby from Summer Reading - a documentary about two young women traveling across America receiving psychic readings. They share how they got started in their filmmaking journeys, why it’s better to uplift than compete with their peers, and how they are smashing the patriarchy with their new film. 

Hi! Thanks so much for sharing your story with us. Can you tell our Betty’s who you are and what you do?. . ."

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You Got This Girl


June 1, 2018
Interview by Mel Mah, at YGTG

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer ( @chloeheartsart )

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

"It’s Friday! We can hardly wait to share not one but TWO kickass women with you today. Julia and Shelby are this week’s #FEMMEFEATUREFRIDAY. These two dynamic ladies complement one another perfectly. It’s beautiful to see how these ladies collaborate together, which is by recognizing and acknowledging each other’s unique strengths while still having fun! They remind us that it is so important, today more than ever, for women to support one another, and they are determined to lead by that example. Like the strong-willed and ambitous women who have inspired them, Julia and Shelby continue to push the boundaries and stop at nothing to achieve their goals. . . ."

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September 17, 2018
Interview by Kacie McGeary

“If you’ve ever wondered what it’d be like to travel across America and meet with astrologers, tarotmancers, clairvoyants, animal communicators, roadside psychics, and diviners of all kinds, then “Summer Reading” may be the documentary you’ve been looking for.

Enter Julia De Santis and Shelby Hougui.

The two filmmakers recently graduated from college and are setting out to make a film that explores self-discovery, healing, mysticism, womanhood, and the somewhat shrouded piece of America that is the occult. ”

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Coordinated by Susi Walsh & Mira Simon

Susi founded CID 37 years ago, and has been pioneering the documentary world ever since!

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