Day 130: Lady Directors and Turning Tides

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Day 130:  Lady Directors and Turning Tides

Day 130.  I just got back from a night of watching film shorts at the AFI Directors Workshop for Women Showcase.  I was there to see a friend’s film short, Black Irish.  It did not disappoint.  What I particularly loved about the film was how cinematic it was—the story was told in deep, rich and stunning visuals.  She certainly had a directorial vision and she certainly has talent.  I look forward to seeing what she does next.

I originally thought it was just a screening of the one film but it was a screening of all of the films in the program, eight in total.  I snuck out after six of them.  It wasn’t because they were bad—although, the one with the guy in the raccoon suit went way over my head—I just had to get home…too much to do.  I did get to see Past Due again.  It was even funnier the second time.  Which is a good thing because I already emailed the director about setting up a time to connect to chat.

In editing news, I finally got caught up!  Scene 37 and 38 are prepped.  Whew!  It was dicey for a while there.  The urge to just say, “fuck it” and throw in the towel for a massage, a mani-pedi and a shopping spree at Target this week was (and still is) strong.  So, I have four scenes still to do and five days to do them.  The scale is shifting.  The tide is turning.  I’m making headway.  I can do this.

Until tomorrow, create from what you have…you can do it.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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