In the notoriously white, straight, male-dominated film industry there’s a new squad of sisters doing it for themselves – we present to you: Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah.
The collective was formed by three women, Laura Kirwan-Ashman, Aya Arden Clarke and Charlotte Lowdell in an attempt to tackle this lack of diversity.
After Laura and Aya’s film was shortlisted in the Met Film School Comedy Challenge they thought “Why the hell aren’t we doing this all the time?”. They then joined forces with Charlotte Lowdell and Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah was born!
Their first project together is a web series that explores the experiences of three young women trying to figure out who they are and who they want to be whilst living in east London.
The ladies who together write, direct and produce as well as star in the series, explain that “female friendship is as complex and emotionally turbulent as the most intense romantic relationships, if not more so. When you add identity crises, social awkwardness, nightmare neighbours, and tight living quarters to the mix you get situations that bring out the best and worst in people. SKMY finds its humour and heart in the grey areas between messing up and making up.”
They also explain that the web series was “born out of a desire to see more diverse female experiences that we could relate to, something we feel is lacking from current mainstream media”. We couldn’t agree with them more. “Representation is incredibly important, seeing people that look like you and stories that reflect your own has a massive impact on how you feel in your own skin, how you feel as a part of wider society, and how society feels about you. We by no means claim to represent the never-ending range and complexity of female experiences but we want to be some small part of the solution.”
You’ve achieved your mission ladies, we salute you and will definitely be watching the series!