Tangerine Entertainment is the brainchild of Anne Hubbell and Amy Hobby with the mission to see that more films directed by women get shepherded through the production process and onto the screen. They are joining with Summer Shelton (Little Accidents) to produce. Tangerine’s latest project, Lucky Them, with Toni Collette and Thomas Hayden Church, is currently in theaters after playing the Toronto International Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival.
Below is a three-minute video of Israel discussing the making of the short that inspired the feature, and using non-actors with disabilities in the lead roles. At one point, she says of their ability to improvise: “The best material is the material I didn’t write.”