Hollywood is constantly honoring women who act in films – consider it a tribute to director Jane Campion for her “Power of the Dog” reputation.
What about the Christian women who have made a name for themselves in the world of “faith-based” cinema?
We often hear about the Kendrick brothers, Dallas Jenkins and David AR White as the pioneering voices of the genre.
A versatile woman is breaking that party.
Meet Brittany Goodwin, a director, writer, producer, and actress best known for her film “If You’re Gone,” adapted from her Christy Award-nominated novel of the same name. The co-owner of Every New Day Pictures began his career as a director and screenwriter more than a decade ago, filling a void in the creed-based genre with this drama for for teenagers “Secrets in the Snow” (2011) and its sequel.
In 2021, she started Edge of 22, a new publishing company that creates compelling, dramatic stories for adult audiences while limiting the use of gratuitous, violent or sexual language. How refreshing it is to find an artist who is not willing to give in to easy storytelling.
Goodwin’s latest feature is the holiday rom-com “Most Wonderful Time” (2021), which she wrote, directed, and starred in. It’s a movie that, from start to finish, tells you that she won’t let her lack of big budget get in the way of what she has to say.
Whether as a director, writer or actor, Goodwin strives to tell unique, thought-provoking, women-driven and empowering stories. She is currently in pre-production for her 7th film as a director with her belief-based suspense, “All is calm.”
Goodwin is also set to produce and star in my upcoming film “The Super Awesome”, a film that is sure to wow fans with its sensitive themes.
So the next time you find yourself in conversation about women in movies, remember the name Brittany Goodwin.