Directed by Meera Menon, written by Amy Fox, and starring Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) with Alysia Reiner (Orange Is the New Black) and Sarah Megan Thomas, who also serve as producers, Equity is the first film of its kind… a financial thriller made by women that puts women on Wall Street at the center of its story.
Described as “bracing, witty and suspenseful” and dubbed a “feminist thriller” by the New York Times, Equity is a work of fiction that’s firmly grounded in reality. In additional to being directed, written, and produced by women, the film was also financed by a number of “women in entertainment and business leaders in finance – the real-life women of Wall Street – who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see their story told.”
It’s about women who thrive on competition and ambition, deals and strategy, but who must carefully calibrate every aspect of their lives, professional and private, to stay equal in the game.
Official Film Synopsis:
A female investment banker, fighting to rise to the top of the corporate ladder at a competitive Wall Street firm, navigates a controversial tech IPO in the post-financial crisis world, where loyalties are suspect, regulations are tight, but pressure to bring in “big money” remains high.
Equity is about women on Wall Street. It’s a Wall Street drama, but it’s not about corruption, crime or catastrophe. It’s about women who thrive on competition and ambition, deals and strategy, but who must carefully calibrate every aspect of their lives, professional and private, to stay equal in the game.