IN HER ELEMENT is a new 30-minute documentary film, from Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which features three revolutionary female pioneers using technology to advance their fields, while inspiring the next generation of women to join them in breaking through barriers. The film is hosted by lawyer and best-selling author Meena Harris, who leads a conversation with the three subjects — a rocket scientist (Aisha Bowe), a music engineer (Laura Escudé) and a team principal for a professional racing team (Susie Wolff).
In this visually rich film directed by Emmy-winner Kate Kunath, the three subjects discuss the impact of their current work, how they advanced their careers and where they are going next. Harris guides the discussions, exploring each woman’s process and offering insights to shape the narrative. IN HER ELEMENT encourages others to follow their dreams, even when they lie outside the norm, and shows what’s possible when a woman believes in herself.
Filmed with state-of-the-art XR, “extended reality” technology, the physical backdrop of the interviews is an immersive screen where documentary elements are deployed and interacted with to illustrate, contextualize and energize the conversation. The XR set elevated the film in itself, by breaking through what’s traditionally seen as a stage, allowing for the conversation to become other worldly.