Behind The Scenes Of Refinery29's Shatterbox Anthology Short Films

Refinery29 is committed to making content for women, by women as a way to affect positive change, especially when it comes to representation. We're taking this a step further by moving away from the male gaze and creating a short-film series told exclusively through the lens of female storytellers. Some are newcomers and some are veterans in the field. They are all dedicated to sparking change in the film industry.

Shatterbox Anthology is R29's newest venture into creative storytelling that tackles gender, sexuality, and power, all under the umbrella of the female experience in this world. Only by putting women in front of the camera, behind the camera, on set, and in the writer's position will we see truly realized depictions of women on film. We're not here to show you a pretty picture of our lives. We're here to show you something real.

Here are exclusive photos that go behind the scenes of the films from Shatterbox Anthology.
Women accounted for only 13% of the directors on the 700 top grossing films in 2014 — and only 7% of the top 250 films. Refinery29 wants to change this by giving 12 female directors a chance to claim their power. Our message to Hollywood? You can't win without women. Watch new films every month on Refinery29.com/Shatterbox and Comcast Watchable.
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Photographed by Alexandra Gavillet.
Behind the scenes of Watching You Watching Me (Released Date: August 2016)
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Photographed by Alexandra Gavillet.
Actress Shagasyia Diamond on the set of Watching You Watching Me (Released Date: August 2016)
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Photographed by Keenon Perry.
Gabourey Sidibe on set of The Tale of Four (Released Date: July 2017)
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Photographed by Keenon Perry.
Gabourey Sidibe and crew on the set of The Tale of Four (Released Date: July 2017)
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Actress Edie Yvonne on the set of Kitty (Released Date: November 2016)
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A scene from Kitty, directed by Chloë Sevigny (Released Date: November 2016)
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Photographed by Jenn Pablo.
Roja Gashtili getting the shot on the short film Pinky (Released Date: January 2017)
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Photographed by Jenn Pablo.
On set of the film Pinky (Released Date: January 2017)
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Photographed by Basil Vargas.
Director Anu Valia on set of her film Lucia, Before and After (Released Date: April 2017)
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Photographed by Basil Vargas.
On set of the short film Lucia, Before and After (Released Date: April 2017)
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Photographed by Matt Borowick.
Director Robin Cloud and Shakirah DeMesier prepare to film their next scene on the set of Out Again (Released Date: February 2017)
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Photographed by Matt Borowick.
Gaffers on the set of Out Again (Released Date: February 2017)
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Photographed by Basil Vargas.
Courtney Hoffman in the director's seat on her film The Good Time Girls (Released Date: March 2017)
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Photographed by Basil Vargas.
Annalise Basso prepares to film a scene on the set of The Good Time Girls (Released Date: March 2017)
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