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Teaser – Sally’s Iron Mustangs

Teaser – Sally’s Iron Mustangs

A New Journey I'm thrilled to announce the announcement teaser for my upcoming documentary, "Sally's Iron Mustangs" - a senior women's weightlifting documentary. This journey of making the movie has completely transformed my life. The story revolves around Sally, a...

The Solution to Media Escapism

The Solution to Media Escapism

What is Escapism? Escapism is defined by Merriam-Webster as: “habitual diversion of the mind to purely imaginative activity or entertainment as an escape from reality or routine”. However, this “habitual diversion of the mind” terminology has been contested by some...

A Process for Choosing Your Film Composer

A Process for Choosing Your Film Composer

What the Right Composer Matters Choosing the right composer is a crucial decision when finishing your film. Good music can either save or destroy years of your hard work. We've all seen movies with a lackluster score with lackluster scenes. If you have the budget to...

3 Principles to Overcome Artist’s Rut

3 Principles to Overcome Artist’s Rut

"Be consistent in your craft, don’t be perfect. Be consistent in the way you think, the way you practice, the way you live. Being an artist is a way of life." - Abdullah Abu-Mahfouz, Film DirectorA career or practice in art isn’t easy, and some days, if not most, it...

We Need Conscious Media Art

We Need Conscious Media Art

What is Conscious Media Art? “Entertainment” or, to me, media art, is a huge part of human lives. The word “entertainment” carries two meanings: to divert attention and to contemplate an idea. Its pure purpose is to serve as humanity’s method to deliver meaning. "The...

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