Filmmaking means messing up (repeatedly)

There’s an anecdote about getting hired to work in film. It goes something like this: Hiring person says to the candidate, “You want to be on my crew? Tell me about a time where you really messed up on set. How’d you handle it?” Candidate response, “Well, I’ve never messed up.” “Well then, you’re fired,” says the hiring manager. “You have no place on my crew if you’ve never messed

Want to be in a movie?

So, great news. Now I can finally share that I’m helping some friends shoot their feature-length film in Raleigh, N.C., over the next few weeks. I’m so honored and grateful for the opportunity! We start shooting tomorrow (Sunday, February 24, 2019), and we’ll be shooting in the Raleigh area over the next three weeks. There are some scenes where extras are needed, too. This is where you come in! Want

2019 Alice Fest

Alice Fest returns to Durham, N.C., on Sunday, March 10, 2019! What is Alice Fest? Alice Fest is a one-day film festival. The tagline is “Films by women. For everyone.” It is typically held in March in honor of Women’s History Month in the Full Frame Theater in Durham, N.C., in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Alice Fest is free and open to the public.

Casseroles for Christmas Morning

When the holidays roll around each year, I have these grandiose visions of cooking a big breakfast for everyone. (Just call me Clark!) It never really works out quite right, though. I end up a little more stressed than I wanted. The timing on our food is rarely right. And, somehow, the kitchen is messier than ever. But this year I finally figured out how to work smart, not hard.

I love talking about failure

Last weekend, I was on a panel about women film at the 2018 Longleaf Film Festival. Our Women in Film panelists shared some powerful ideas, lifted each other up, and sparked great conversations. Thank you each for participating. pic.twitter.com/KbHZccRhJa — LongleafFilmFestival (@LongleafFF) May 12, 2018 During the panel we got into some really great conversations, one of which was about failure. It’s a common conversation among filmmakers and creatives because

Two Months of Motherhood

My husband and I are two months in and we’re doing alright! The first month of motherhood was so lovely.* There was a lot of adrenaline, quality time with family and friends, and parenting things to discover. I was no longer pregnant so I could finally consume things like sushi, deli meats, and craft beer. I lost a lot of weight, too. Plus, there were so many baby cuddles! The