Beyond the Beyond Sixty Project, Melissa Davey

Beyond the Beyond Sixty Project, Melissa Davey

For the first time ever on The Second Chapter, Kristin has a guest back for an update. Back in season one, you loved the story of Melissa Davey, who left corporate life at 65 to become a filmmaker. 

Melissa’s film has been officially released, so Kristin jumped at the chance to speak with her again. Today, we talk about the film, our shared loved of ensuring women of all ages have a platform to tell their stories, and what’s next for the now 70-year-old filmmaker! 

This week on The Second Chapter podcast, Kristin talks with Melissa Davey, a documentary filmmaker who, after a career in non-profit, then as a high-level exec in the corporate world, left to become a filmmaker at 65. After a unexpected encounter with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan inspired her to follow her dream, Melissa spent a year planning and went on to film Beyond Sixty Project™, a documentary feature film initiative about women over the age of 60.

The Beyond Sixty Project challenges the way we think about aging and the value of our own stories. Melissa is living her own beyond sixty project!

For more about Melissa and the Beyond Sixty Project, go to You can follow her on Instagram @gettingoldbutwhocares or the project @beyond60project.

You can find the original episode with Melissa’s story on our website

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