Throughout my experience in the film industry I have witnessed, and contributed to, the hard work, both meticulous and creative, that goes into to each step of the process. From frenzied brainstorming, to scouring hours of C-span to log five seconds of speech, to preparing to film an interview, and watching it all be woven together by the millisecond, every stage is as industrious and important as the next. Perhaps the most rewarding experience was one at the tail end of the process, when hosting screenings at the Watersprite Film Festival. After 9 months of hard work, I stepped away from the microphone and sunk into a chair, ready to watch a handful of beautiful films that my colleagues - now friends - and I, had chosen and put to juries, after sifting through several hundred entries. Instead, I found myself watching the faces of nominated film makers, as their hard work was shown to the public, some for the first time. Many waited with bated breath for gasps and laughs from the audience, scrupulously scanning their work for moments that I knew from experience they had worked tirelessly to make seamless. As the credits flashed on screen many took photos of their names scrolling past, and sent them to their families and friends. Being able to showcase burgeoning talent, after understanding what dedication it takes to create a film, filled me with pride. In whatever way possible, big, or small, I would like to carry that feeling with me throughout my career
Charlotte was my direct supervisor while working on "W", in charge of assigning all research and logging projects
Chris is the Producer/Director of "W"
Anna was the producer of Watersprite 2020, coordinating between the student committee, steering committee, and our board of trustees (incl. our chairman Hilary Bevan-Jones and trustee Anne Morrison)