One of my primary interests is portraying women in leading roles on the screen. Recently, I have been particularly interested in examining women in traditional female roles such as the ballerina or in the textile arts. This has led me to my current interest of women sustaining themselves through making.
For the past year I have been researching makers by managing my own Etsy shop and putting my own making skills to the test. In this role I have been interacting with other makers on Instagram and developing my own products. While this documentary will not feature me this process has given me access to: the ins and outs of working makers daily lives, how to differentiate hobbyists from artists, and a stronger direction for the documentary. Much like making a film or choreographing a dance there is a lot of unsung work, apprehension, and business acumen that is so often the struggle for so many artists.