We want more representation from female directors in the cinematic arts and strongly encourage the TIFF Festival Programmers to select Katherine Brooks to present "Waking Madison" this year. Katherine Brooks has a very loyal fan base that appreciates her artistry and commitment to creating independent films that promote female empowerment. Katherine\'s fan base greatly values her strength as a filmmaker and her previous work has been embraced by thousands of people, throughout the world, for whom she has given a voice. We are voicing our support for Katherine because she addresses topics that need international exposure and which many people have had to personally experience in silence. \"Waking Madison" is a film that explores the ebbs and flows of mental illness from a female perspective, a topic that desperately needs cultural exposure. Our signatures symbolize a united voice in support of Katherine Brooks dedication to female empowerment and representation in the cinematic arts.