There’s nothing quite as powerful as making movies with friends. There’s a feeling when all of the pieces come together, and you realize that in that moment, you’re making something truly special.
Looking back today over some images taken for @presencemovie I’m really happy for the opportunity to learn so much about human emotion, behavior, and cinema itself. It’s one of those moments where you really feel alive, and that you’re tapping into something sacred, and worth the effort.
"It’s a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn."
When it’s all said and done, the outcome of your life only relies on you, no one else but you. So stop worrying about what everybody else wants you to do. Just do what you want to do, cause it’s not their life, it’s yours. There are 3 C’s of life: choices, chances and changes — You must make a choice to take a chance, or your life will never change.
BFC Executive Director Tom Meyers presented the BFC 2020 Alice Guy Blache’ Award to @BeNaturaltheMovie Director @PamelaBGreen and the BFC 2019 Barrymore Award to Oscar winning filmmaker + Be Natural narrator Jodie Foster this weekend at @teaneckfilmfestival.
(📸: Donna Brennan)
Repost from @abeca.productions:
This weekend, production officially started on @solidarityfilmcamp and I can't even tell you how overcome with excitement and gratitude I am. This project has not - and will not - be easy. A significant amount of film funding (like, almost half of my anticipated budget) that I was prepping my application for and relying on was diminished overnight when the new Alberta budget was released. I'm still waiting to hear back on other grants I've applied for to run the film camp itself. There are so many unknowns that have made this project incredibly stressful. But what helps is being surrounded by folks who believe in Solidarity Film Camp as much as I do. And a community of friends and family who are helping spread the word. And hearing all of the workshop leaders tell their stories this weekend, I just know that this camp is going to be truly amazing, and that it will change lives, not only for the participating youth, but for everyone involved. 😭❤️
( 📸 by @nancpricephotography)