Play Your Gender

5% of music producers are women even though many of the most bankable pop stars are female. Only 6 women have ever been nominated for the ‘Producer of the Year’ Grammy, and no woman has ever won. In PLAY YOUR GENDER, Juno award-winning producer Kinnie Starr is on a quest to find out why this disparity exists by speaking to music industry stars and veterans about the realities of being a woman in the recording studio.

Play Your Gender features interviews with Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara, Melissa Auf der Maur of the Smashing Pumpkins, Patty Schemel of Hole, Chantal Kreviazuk, and many more of the music industry’s most talented women.

  • Stephanie Clattenburg
    Director
  • Sahar Yousefi
    Writer
  • Stephanie Clattenburg
    Writer
  • Sahar Yousefi
    Producer
  • Kinnie Starr
    Key Cast
  • Sara Quinn of Tegan & Sara
    Key Cast
    The Lego Movie
  • Melissa Auf der Maur
    Key Cast
    Bands: Hole, The Smashing Pumpkins
  • Patty Schemel
    Key Cast
    Band: Hole
  • Chantal Kreviazuk
    Key Cast
  • Lowell
    Key Cast
  • Little Scream
    Key Cast
  • Erika Forster
    Key Cast
    Band: Au Revoir Simone
  • Annie Hart
    Key Cast
    Band: Au Revoir Simone
  • Kelly Zutrau
    Key Cast
    Band: Wet
  • Film Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    160,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Canberra International Film Festival
    Canberra
    Australia
    October 29, 2016
    World Premiere
  • Hamilton International Film Festival
    Hamilton, ON
    Canada
    November 11, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Reel to Real International Festival for Youth
    Vancouver
    Canada
    April 7, 2017
    Edith Lando Peace Prize for the film which best utilized the power of film to further the goal of social justice and peace
  • For Film's Sake Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    April 27, 2017
  • Melbourne Documentary Festival
    Melbourne
    Australia
    July 7, 2017
Distributor Information
  • Bounty Entertainment
    Country: Australia
    Rights: All Rights
  • Globosat
    Country: Brazil
    Rights: Free TV
Director Biography - Stephanie Clattenburg

Stephanie Clattenburg is a writer-director with over a decade's experience in the film and television industry. Her first feature length film, a documentary about the gender bias in the music industry titled PLAY YOUR GENDER, premiered at the Canberra International Film Festival. The film was recently awarded the ‘Edith Lando Peace Prize, which goes to the film to best utilizes the power of cinema to further the goal of social justice and peace’. Aside from her directing work she is also a camera operator and editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

In addition to her career in media production, Stephanie is a professional musician, having been a drummer in a variety of projects including The Superfantastics, Two Deaths and SheMachine. Clattenburg made her acting debut in 2014 when she starred in Andrea Dorfman’s HEARTBEAT, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Her latest short film, PLAY REWIND PLAY, is a time travel love story, which premiered at the Roswell Film Festival in April 2017.

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