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Women In The Front Seat

“Women in the Front Seat” paints a vibrant and diverse picture of women who not only drive their motorcycles but drive their lives.

  • Composers
    Reel Change Film Fund Cohort

    Catherine Joy

    With a passion for music and collaboration, Catherine Joy is a composer for film, media and live performance. She recently scored the documentary Naughty Books (Hulu) which features narration by Aisha Tyler, Allison Tolman and Aimee Garcia, and resulted in an ASCAP Composers Choice Award nomination. Catherine's latest narrative feature, Potato Dreams Of America had its world premiere at SXSW 2021, and she followed that with the documentary Prognosis: Notes on Living about the final journey of Oscar-winning social justice filmmaker Debra Chasnoff. Both films will be screening at Outfest in August 2021. Catherine was awarded the New Music USA Reel Change grant for her score for documentary Women In The Front Seat, directed by Indy Saini. She is the founder of Joy Music House, a full service score production company and the President for the Alliance for Women Film Composers.

Women In The Front Seat

“Women in the Front Seat” paints a vibrant and diverse picture of women who not only drive their motorcycles but drive their lives.

Fierce, Bold, Fast, Brave! “Women in the Front Seat” paints a vibrant and diverse picture of women who not only drive their motorcycles but drive their lives. On a transformative solo cross country quest riding her 2015 Indian Scout motorcycle, filmmaker Indy Saini challenges her own fears to discover their inspiring stories. WITFS shares the inspiring stories of women who not only drive their motorcycles but drive their lives. Overcoming accidents, forming communities, breaking records. Director Indy Saini is the daughter of an immigrant from India. As long time motorcycle rider, she believe it’s time to break the stereotypes of who rides a motorcycle. As part of the global movement of women taking the helm, this documentary meets riders from their early twenties to their seventies and from all walks of life. I love to drive and am a huge fan of motorbike and car movies and TV shows. But they overwhelmingly feature only male, and usually white, subjects. If women are involved, it is usually as some sort of “window dressing” – scantily clad, draped over a vehicle, or waving a flag. This does not at all accurately represent women’s place in the gearhead world. This documentary is uplifting, finally featuring women’s stories in this particular universe and, most importantly, is fun, engaging and a great ride! Car and bike media are known for the exciting and well-produced marriage of music with vehicle, and I want to provide that high level musical experience for the audience of Women In The Front Seat. Women In The Front Seat was sponsored by Canon and was shot on a C200.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/indysaini/witfsdoctrailer

Music in the trailer is licensed needle drop (not composed by Catherine Joy).

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