Delicate Flower Films

Delicate Flower Films A film and TV company celebrating women and their remarkable accomplishments both on and off screen!
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02/22/2020
Delicate Flower Films

Proud to present my newly revised website for Delicate Flower Films. Some tweaking left to do but now its sleek and professional, just like me!!!!

Denise Meyers

A new blog post, about what it means to be a woman in Hollywood and how Naomi McDougall Jones is helping change the conv...
02/16/2020
The Wrong Kind of Women and Why I Never Knew I was One Until Now

A new blog post, about what it means to be a woman in Hollywood and how Naomi McDougall Jones is helping change the conversation.

I grew up in a traditional household; my father worked, my mother stayed home to raise the kids, and when I decided I wanted to go to college, my father told me I wouldn’t be able to use my e…

I'm coming for you Hollywood.  And this time I'm not messing around.
02/16/2020

I'm coming for you Hollywood. And this time I'm not messing around.

05/07/2019
The Dark Of Night, Directed by Robin Wright

The Dark Of Night, Directed by Robin Wright

A mysterious woman is drawn into a twisted game of cat and mouse between a waitress, a grifter, and a cop that ends with a stunning double-cross at an isolat...

I was inspired a few months ago to begin painting again.  My hope is to tell stories about remarkable women through art,...
02/03/2019

I was inspired a few months ago to begin painting again. My hope is to tell stories about remarkable women through art, and not be so dependent on film or television to get the word out about the amazing women who have preceded us.

02/03/2019

It breaks my heart to look at my cover photo and realize nearly every woman in this picture has died.

#thedarkofnight won Best International Short at the
06/25/2018

#thedarkofnight won Best International Short at the

Congratulations to all the participants !! 🎬👏🏼
#Pama2018
#parisartandmovieawards

03/16/2018
"Shutsy" Reynolds Rides on Pecos Bill

My heart is breaking....Shutsy Reynolds took her final flight last night. She was SO proud to be a WASP and I was SO happy to have met her and to have her as a friend. God speed, lady....

Freedom Flyers was at AirVenture 2016 to give WWII veterans a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride in legendary warbirds such as the P-51 Mustang. Shutsy i...

07/21/2017
Denise Meyers – Getting into Cannes - NYFA Hour Episode 26

I did an interview last night with #NYFA about my experiences as a screenwriter. Have a listen....

New York Film Academy alumnus Denise Meyers is the only writer in the six year history of the Athena Film Festival to have two screenplays make it to the fin...

10/06/2016

Later this fall, shooting will begin on the short script I wrote with some incredible talent attached. We will be launching a Go Fund Me page in the not too distant future to raise money for this project. I wish I could say more, but for now, lets just say I am over the moon!!!!!

06/13/2016

Spending the week in Los Angeles to talk projects. There are some exciting developments but nothing I can really talk about yet. Stayed tuned for more!

The official post from The Athena List, featuring Ride the Wind AND Lucky 13!
03/25/2016
The Athena List - Athena Film Festival

The official post from The Athena List, featuring Ride the Wind AND Lucky 13!

The 2016 Athena List * Featured in ET Weekly A Noble Affair – Anil Baral and Kathryn Maughan: As Marie Curie is nominated for a Nobel Prize, her affair with a married man creates a scandal that ruins her reputation and becomes the obstacle to the prize that will prove her a scientist in her own righ…

03/25/2016

Anna Johnson Dupree was born in Carthage and grew up in a family where they picked cotton to make a living. She was the "great-grandchild of a slaveholder and the grandchild of former slaves," and stories she heard about life in slavery had a deep affect on her. Dupree grew up poor, living in a two-room house with her five siblings, her parents, and her grandmother. Dupree's mother "never permitted her to complain" of their poverty and "reminded her there were other children 'worse off' than she."

As a young woman in 1904, she moved to Galveston where she earned a living as a domestic worker. She was noticed for her sewing skills by a Mrs. Zula Kyle, who hired Dupree to work for her in Houston in 1911. Dupree would return home to Galveston often to visit her family.

She met her husband, Clarence Dupree, who was from Louisiana, in Galveston.Anna Dupree would call Clarence a "very unusual person." They were married in 1914, and moved to Houston in 1916. The Duprees saved money by "living simply" and they began to invest what they could into real estate. During World War I, Clarence was sent overseas to fight and during the conflict, he saved his money, returning to the United States with $100,000.

During World War I, Anna Dupree continued to work and save money. She worked as a beautician and manicurist, and later, worked on her own, making beauty "house calls" which were so successful, white beauticians in Houston banded together to stop her. Dupree was stopped from making house calls, but she vowed to create her own shop. Dupree built her own beauty salon which also had a Turkish bath, a sweatbox and massage parlor in 1936.

Together, the couple invested in other businesses and opened the Eldorado Ballroom in the Third Ward.The Eldorado was built in 1939 and was one of the first black clubs and entertainment venues in Houston. Previously, they had also opened the Pastime Theater in 1929.Other businesses that they opened included a pharmacy, men's apparel store, paint store and a nightclub.

Dupree "startled not only the community, but the whole United States with a gift of $20,000 for the construction of a building for underprivileged Negro children" in March of 1944.This was considered one of the largest gifts ever given by a Southern black person at the time. The place was named the Anna Dupree Cottage of the Negro Child Center and was located in the Fifth Ward.

In 1952, the Duprees opened the Eliza Johnson Home for Aged Negros. The home was named in memory of Dupree's mother.[Anna Dupree donated property in Highland Heights for the Eliza Johnson Home. Dupree would make fruit cobblers and fruit and boiled dumplings for the "old timers."

Dupree and her husband gave money to the Houston College of Negroes (Now Texas Southern University) and the United Negro College Fund. The couple gave $11,000 in 1946 to the Houston College of Negroes so that the college could construct its first permanent building. They also raised money for Camp Robinhood, the first black Girl Scout camp, and sponsored the first Little League baseball team for blacks in Houston.

When her husband died in 1959, Dupree's "health declined" and eventually she moved into the Eliza Johnson Home.She died there on February 19, 1977 and her body was donated to medical research.

A new blog post about writing, the lack of good roles for women in film, and how people are working to change all of tha...
03/17/2016
How to become an overnight success in thirty years or less

A new blog post about writing, the lack of good roles for women in film, and how people are working to change all of that.

I graduated from college in 1982 with a degree in liberal arts. My father didn’t want me to go to college because he didn’t think I would be able to use my degree when I got married. …

03/09/2016

LUCKY 13 is a finalist for the Nashville Film Festival!! How cool is that??????

Sixth Annual Athena Film Festival to Honor Paul Feig with Inaugural "Athena's Leading Man" Award...
02/05/2016
Sixth Annual Athena Film Festival to Honor Paul Feig with Inaugural "Athena's Leading Man" Award...

Sixth Annual Athena Film Festival to Honor Paul Feig with Inaugural "Athena's Leading Man" Award...

Festival will honor a strong advocate for women onscreen and behind the scenes The festival takes place February 18 – 21, 2016 New York, NY (February 5, 2016) – The Athena Film Festival announced today that director, producer and screenwriter Paul Feig (BRIDESMAIDS, SPY, THE HEAT), will receive the…

11/02/2015

The script I wrote about the Women's Airforce Service Pilots, LUCKY 13, just made it into the top 100 submissions (out of 1400) for the Emerging Screenwriters Contest!

Female Motorcycle Dispatch Riders | World War II | Riding Pioneers
08/06/2015
Female Motorcycle Dispatch Riders | World War II | Riding Pioneers

Female Motorcycle Dispatch Riders | World War II | Riding Pioneers

Called to serve during World War II, many women joined the British Royal Navy's "Wrens." These women filled the positions that were vacated by able-bodied men. One of the Wren's roles were to perform the duties of motorcycle dispatch riders.

07/31/2015
RIDE THE WIND: The Bessie Stringfield Story

About to finish a page one rewrite on the life of this amazing young woman.

Bessie Stringfield was 19 years old when she decided to strike out on a cross country adventure on the motorcycle her adoptive mother bought her. She was the...

I had such a marvelous time with the women I have come to admire more than words can express.....
05/28/2015
The 2015 WASP Reunion and a Dream That Finally Came True

I had such a marvelous time with the women I have come to admire more than words can express.....

Last January, I flew to Los Angeles for an eagerly anticipated meeting with Kate Lee's daughter in San Diego. While I was waiting for the flight to board, I told a man flying home to his family ho...

04/28/2015

"You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life. Either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don’t play at all. And if you don’t play you can’t win." Judith McNaught

Yeah...I'll be getting a copy of this....
04/16/2015
WASP IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Yeah...I'll be getting a copy of this....

"WASP--IN THEIR OWN WORDS" the most comprehensive, inspirational, ILLUSTRATED history book ever written about the WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first women in history to fly America's military aircraft.

My friend, the wildly talented Bronte Pearce, in a scene from LUCKY 13, about the first American women to fly bombers in...
01/29/2015
Lucky 13 produced by Industry Showreels

My friend, the wildly talented Bronte Pearce, in a scene from LUCKY 13, about the first American women to fly bombers in World War Two! I am so excited I could spit!

D.O.P Julian Lawrence Screenplay by Denise Meyers Starring Bronte Pearce as GWEN Tamara McLaughlin as Bunny Linda Millar as MRS. HILLMAN

Please help make Kate Lee's story a reality....
12/20/2014
Click here to support Women who won WWII Research by Denise Meyers

Please help make Kate Lee's story a reality....

The Women’s Air Service Pilots were the first American women to fly military aircraft in World War Two as part of an audacious experiment by celebrated aviatrix, Jacqueline Cochran. Cochran was the first woman to break the sound barrier in 1953, but in 1941, she was an ambitious and extremely we...

11/12/2014
RIDE THE WIND: The Bessie Stringfield Story

Speaking of remarkable women.....

Bessie Stringfield was 19 years old when she decided to strike out on a cross country adventure on the motorcycle her adoptive mother bought her. She was the...

11/11/2014
A Tribute to the Women of World War Two

To all the women who served, then and now, thank you....

Women of every race and background served their country in World War Two. They were mechanics, welders, pilots, dispatch riders and translators, they worked ...

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