Luna, Beyond the Bar

LUNA is all about good food and good nutrition, but let’s face it: You’re not ONLY what you eat. Here we take a closer look at what feeds your strength. Whether you’re an athlete, an artist, a foodie or just plain awesome, we hope you’ll find something here for you.

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Life after LUNAFEST: Jen McGowan
Life after LUNAFEST: Jen McGowan

Award-winning filmmaker Jen McGowan has quickly become one of the most on-the-rise directors in entertainment after several years of hitting the festival circuit with her critically acclaimed short films, including LUNAFEST back in 2011 with her film Touch. Through a producer she met at LUNAFEST, Jen was able to secure support for her first feature-length film. In March 2014, McGowan premiered her feature film directorial debut, KELLY & CAL, at the renowned SXSW Film Festival and received the Gamechangers Award - past recipients include Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, SXSW 2013), Megan Griffiths and Amy Seimetz (Eden and Sun Don’t Shine, both SXSW 2012) and 2014 Keynote Speaker Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture, SXSW 2010).

Jen's latest film is about a punk-rocker turned suburban mom, Kelly (Juliette Lewis), who is nostalgic for a life she can no longer have and uncertain of a future she doesn't yet fit in. Seventeen-year-old Cal (Jonny Weston) is frustrated at his lack of control over the hand he's been dealt. When the two strike up an unlikely friendship, it's the perfect spark needed to thrust them both back to life. The film is being released by IFC Films and is hitting theatres across the country on September 5. Jen's unique storytelling, creativity, and boldness have allowed her to continuously develop films that will change the landscape of movie making in the years to come.

We are so excited to announce that Jen will be the keynote speaker for the 14th Annual LUNAFEST World Premiere on September 18 in San Francisco. For tickets and more information, go to http://www.lunafest.org/sanfrancisco. 

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Her Story: Jane Park of Julep
Her Story: Jane Park of Julep

Jane Park is co-founder and CEO of Julep, the only e-commerce beauty brand that takes a full-stack approach to product development, testing, and distribution. Under Jane’s direction, Julep has raised $56 million in funding from top-tier venture firms and quadrupled revenues each year over the past few years. Prior to starting Julep, Jane was an executive at Starbucks, most recently serving as director of new ventures, and also worked at preeminent global strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group. Jane was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Toronto, Canada. She received a BA in public policy and international affairs from Princeton University and a JD from Yale Law School.

If you could have lunch with any female figure, past or present, who would it be?
Kerry Washington.  She is so smart, insightful and funny!

Who is your most important inspiration? What feeds your strength?
My family feeds my energy and strength.  Parenting is a constant source of inspiration for leadership.

What LUNA flavor coincides with your personality?
Peanut honey pretzel.  A little salty, a little sweet, a little crispy.

As female entrepreneurs, what's the most important piece of advice you can impart to other women who want to build their dream businesses?
Building something is extraordinarily uncomfortable!  You’re always iterating and scraping together tiny pieces of success out of the chards of failure to build to the next level.

What Julep color are you currently rocking?
Princess Grace.  I walk more smoothly and have better posture when I wear this royal blue.  (At least in my head)

What's your personal style profile (classic with a twist/boho glam/modern beauty/bombshell/it girl)?
I was super surprised to find out through our quiz that I was a bombshell. I bought my first leopard print ANYTHING (a belt at J. Crew) after I got my style profile assessment.  It’s been life changing!

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Fueling Up and Staying Healthy in College
Fueling Up and Staying Healthy in College

Keeping up with nutrition while also balancing a full schedule, studying for midterms and a busy social agenda isn't the easiest thing to do as a college student. LUNA nutritionist Sarah-Jane Bedwell has some easy-to-follow tips to make sure you ace your personal nutrition this year. Check out the preso and download your 5-day Meal Plan here.

Sarah-Jane Bedwell is a national speaker and media personality, Sarah-Jane has educated and entertained hundreds of different corporate and community groups as well as professional associations. Her mission is to help people achieve a higher quality of life through food and nutrition. As the official "Eat Like Me" food and nutrition blogger for SELF Magazine, a national women's health and fitness magazine, she has a valuable platform in which she can share the information that she is both knowledgeable and passionate about.

Team LUNA Chix

Team LUNA Chix brings together women interested in learning new sports, staying active and inspiring others to do the same. TLC consists of 26 Local Teams, including women at all levels and the Pro Team which includes 10 of the country’s most amazing (and winning) professional athletes. Together the teams train, compete and support each other, while also fundraising for the Breast Cancer Fund

Connecting Women Through Film

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for, and about women. Every screening raises funds and awareness for local women’s nonprofits and LUNA’s beneficiary, the Breast Cancer Fund.

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BREAST CANCER FUND

Only 1 out of 10 women with breast cancer have a genetic history of the disease. Breast Cancer Fund is working to find and eliminate environmental causes of breast cancer.

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HEALTHY CHILD HEALTHY WORLD

Educates parents, supports protective policies, and engages communities to create healthy environments where children and families can flourish.

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