Being in the filmmaking industry means wake up, and hit the ground running. Every day.
I've been incredibly lucky these past few months being hired as an Assistant Line Producer for an ABC Pilot. I thought I was going to spend my year freelancing as I continued to develop my feature, but so glad I was given this opportunity to work in the real world environment. It is my first time working in the office, and not on set - but when we were in production, man was I more in my comfort zone. I learned a lot about scheduling, logistics, interacted with new people in departments I've never had to interact with before. It was eye opening! And the cast and crew were amazing! We all worked well together and I think it made the experience so much more enjoyable.
In the middle of prep for this pilot, I was still producing the Proof of Concept for my feature. I'm so excited to share it to people I've met along the way in my career. I got to screen it to my family and close friends back home over the weekend, and it was amazing to hear them react to the film. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right. If anything, I'm doing something right :) I was also floored to see how many people from different stages of my life still have my back, and supported the film. I had my band teacher from middle school, friends from high school, college, and from LA. I had friends I grew up with, and aunts and uncles who raised me - all in one place at the same time. It's a type of happiness I've never experienced before.
It's been a whirlwind of a year - sprinting to make things happen for this film. We're launching our Seed&Spark campaign soon! I can't believe it's already April!!