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"If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies." Kathryn Bigelow

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Feature Film "Don't Pass Me By" Reviews

“This is how it’s done, Hollywood, and I appreciate this movie so much for departing from Hollywood’s norm – that of the overproduced, seizure-inducing, thinly acted offerings in film today. This movie hypnotizes the viewer, taking us all deeper into the big events that can cripple us or set us free. The magic of this film is that it gives us the answer, the only coping mechanism that we can ever use, that of controlling the right here and the right now.” – Audience Review

“Noll and Burton seemed to have thrown everything they could into the script and what I really enjoyed most was how well they were able to weave in and out of each individual story without losing the emotional impact of any single one. For a first effort, that is quite the achievement.” –

“After viewing (Don’t Pass Me By), I immediately set about watching it again; not because I had difficulty understanding the plot – not at all, the movie is very clear and concise; it simply is not every day you come across a film quite like Don’t Pass Me By, which requires neither profanities or violence to explore its storyline, and instead does so through the use of character development and relationships.

On a final side note, this was the first time I had the opportunity to view the on-screen talents of actress, co-writer and producer Rachel Noll, who, with her performance, proves herself to be a skilled actress worth looking out for in the future.” – user Review

“Loved it. Insightful, emotional, sometimes dark, sometimes bright, raw, enriching,…. a movie that evokes many emotions and leaves you re-evaluating your life to see what you are letting pass you by.” – Audience review

“This movie was beautifully written….  a very real outlook on these womens lives…. I recommend this movie for anyone looking for a romance… “ – (4 stars)

“… all the female characters are beautifully written… “Don’t Pass My By” is a must-see especially since February is the month of love and we’re less than two weeks away from Valentine’s Day…:)” – Actress and Life Obsession Blog (Haren D D Yong)

“…A very well thought through plot and sequence. I commend the writers, Rachel Noll and Katy Kvalvik, for keeping the viewer engaged. I am normally a little lost when attempting to follow movies with the vignette style. I highly recommend watching this movie, especially with your significant other. Life is a gift…that’s why it’s called the “present”.  9/10 audience review

“What first caught my attention when I was watching this film was the music… The intertwining stories were very well done and character choices were very interesting as they were all developed extremely well.” – (Joseph Birdy)