While working 9 to 5, Erin Bagwell felt the doldrums of corporate America eating away at her soul. But outside of work, she poured her heart into telling the stories of inspiring women on her blog, Feminist Wednesday. With a lifelong dream to make a feature length film, Erin realized she could combine her two passions by making a documentary about the amazing women she was meeting.
Fueled by coffee, a drive to change the world and a feminist agenda, Erin quit her job to launch a Kickstarter campaign that raised $100,000 in 30 days. Dream, Girl a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs, was born.
Then Erin met Komal Minhas and both their lives changed forever. Dedicated to amplifying the stories of women and girls, Komal brings an unparalleled energy to producing and creating new standards for distributing independent films. Business partners and best friends, these two work side by side and live only blocks away from each other in Brooklyn.
Ready to take on Hollywood’s gender gap one ambitious film at a time, Dream, Girl was released worldwide in June 2016.
Komal Minhas is an Indian-Canadian woman compelled to serve and uplift the girls and women in this world. She does this in the only way she knows how: with her pen, her camera, her brain, and her team. After completing her graduate studies in Social Innovation, Komal founded KoMedia, a digital consultancy focusing on telling the women’s stories worldwide.
In 2014, she came across a Kickstarter campaign for a film called Dream, Girl and her life was forever changed—the stories of the women she saw in the trailer were her story. So she reached out to the director, Erin Bagwell, told her she wanted to be a part of the project, and eventually came on board as the producer and distributor. Komal and Erin became inseparable friends and powerful business partners, with Komal moving to New York in the Fall of 2016.
Shortly after, Komal was diagnosed with cancer and, with the support of her team and loved ones, shifted her attitude on self care entirely and ultimately came to know that her work with Dream, Girl was what would make her well. As of May 2016, Komal is officially a cancer survivor, and continues to advocate for healthier ways of doing business, to tell the stories of inspiring women and girls, and to achieve new highs every day—including premiering Dream, Girl at the White House in May 2016. Dream, Girl was officially released in on June 9th in New York City, and is now screening worldwide.
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