From playing Alma Wheatley in the Netflix hit, The Queen’s Gambit to directing the Oscar nominated films A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Marielle Heller is paving the way for more women to be in positions of power everywhere. Knowing first hand how the punitive hours of film industry affect her family, she has fought for more sustainable schedules and supportive work environments for parents on the films she directs. As one of only a few women in her position, Mari knows how important her voice and her power are, and won’t stop talking about it, until there is nothing left to talk about.
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Edited by Cara Cooper.