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Karen Cunningham

Karen Cunningham has carved out a real niche for herself as a top child wrangler. While a lot of female directors have - understandably - fought hard against the stereotype which suggests they are the natural choice when handling young performers, Cunningham has embraced the opportunities provided by this hackneyed idea.

Far from limiting her, this 'pigeon-holing' has enabled her to create work marked by extraordinarily naturalistic performances and - especially through her empowering work for Barbie - play her part in levelling the playing field for girls.

"Close the Dream Gap"
Director Karen Cunningham's latest outing for Barbie doesn't even feature the eponymous fashion doll. Instead, a cast of young girls take centre stage… and they want a word with those out to stymie their full potential. Disarming yet incisive, the youngsters call out parents who believe there are only gifted sons, not daughters; who glance over scientific toys without a moment's thought; and who generally offer little encouragement to explore not what should be done, but what can be done.
Director: Karen Cunningham ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ (Thomas Thomas Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: The Talbot Twins
Colourist: Sofie Borup @ Company 3 Ⓦ
Atanasio + Martinez    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Kevin Thomas    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Kim Albright    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Mark Denton    Ⓦ Ⓟ
Karen Cunningham    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Tiny Bullet    Ⓦ Ⓟ ♀
Thomas Thomas
4 Percy Street
020 7437 1112
Trent Simpson
(Head of Production)
Philippa Thomas
(Executive Producer)


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