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Cassie Jaye is an American documentary maker who is known for her controversial film “The Red Pill”.
Education & Family Details :
- Cassie was born on May 1, 1986.
- Parents : Her mother, Nena Jaye, was a well-known cinematographer in the documentary world, and raised Cassie on her own after her father left before her birth.
- Education : After high school, she took some film making courses at a local college, but came to realize that she would learn more from hanging out with her mother. As such, Cassie dropped out of her course.
- She then set out to form her own production company, which she named Jaye Bird Productions. She hired her mother as a lead producer for the company.
- As of 2017, she lives a private life in San Francisco.
- She has said that many of her projects have resulted in her receiving hate mail, and it was the hate mail that taught her the importance of leading a private life, as she does not want to give her haters too much ammo to attack her with.
Early Career : Jaye Bird Productions :
- Cassie began working on her own production company from 2005 onwards, but it wasn’t until 2008 that Jaye Bird Productions became a full business.
- Her vision with her company was to produce documentaries that contained a balanced approach to social and political issues of the day.
- In 2010, she released her first project titled Daddy I do.
- She followed this up with The Right To Love in 2012, for which she won the Telly Award for The Best Social Issues Documentary.
- Cassie has said that she does not see her company as a way to get rich, more so just a way to fuel her creative interests. As such, she sees it as a responsibility to give back to the creative community where possible.
- This has led to her sitting on the advisory boards for both The Tallgrass Film Festival and The Idyllwild Festival of Cinema.
Cassie Jaye The Red Pill Success :
- Cassie’s most successful and controversial project to date is the film The Red Pill, which she released in 2016.
- The beginning of the film documents her as a skeptical feminist who investigates the men’s rights movements. The end of the film shows her discovering that they are a movement based on equality, rather than a hate movement, and leads to her questioning her feminist views.
- She was able to fund the project through her own company and through the program Kickstarter, but after her premieres from most cinemas were banned, she feared financial ruin.
- After borrowing money from her mother, she was able to hold a proper premiere for her film in New York City at the Cinema Village on October 7, 2016.
- Although panned by most for its message against feminism, there are many who have praised Cassie for bringing a touchy subject to many Americans who had never thought of it.