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"Overcoming Doubts: Jillian Corsie on Her First Feature Film, Trichster, and Its All-Female Creative Team” by Jillian Corsie
It all started with a simple idea. I wanted to make a short documentary about Trichotillomania, the impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out their hair, because I wanted to better understand what once ailed a childhood friend. It would also give me a chance to edit my own piece of work. I had a camera and a microphone so I figured I would just go out and shoot some people and throw something together. Fast forward a year and a half and I’m just wrapping up shooting Trichster, a feature documentary that has blown up and gotten immeasurable support from across the globe with hundreds of donations, social media followers, and emails from people asking to help. That can be a lot to take in.
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Jillian Corsie and her team embody what is badass about crowdsourcing: you can engage a community of interest and turn it into a community of practice. #filmmaking #documentary #editing #crowdfunding #womeninfilm
"Fight to See Yourself On Screen" by Joyce Wu
Maybe this is too simple or wide-sweeping a generalization about white male privilege, but I doubt that Wes Anderson or Noah Baumbach ever wondered if their stories deserved to be told. The fact that I was filled with so much self-doubt speaks to a vicious cycle we’re all in, and we need to work together to stop it. How can we expect young girls (especially those of color) to grow up with enough confidence to be filmmakers when everything they watch is telling them that they are not valuable and that their stories don’t matter?
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How Always Being Busy Makes You Dumber -
"Feeling like you have a scarce sense of time will tunnel your vision toward getting the most done as fast as possible—rather than attending to long-term goals."
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Really, seriously, one of the great Shakespeare re-do’s of all time. ;)
Create More in 2014 with Creative District -
Happy New Year from Creative District!
As our team rings in the new year, we have much to celebrate as we are just days away from inviting film and media makers to sign up for a first look at creativedistrict.com.
Creative District is a collaboration platform that will help film and media…
We’re so excited about what you’re doing. We need better tools for creatives to work remotely! (There are PLENTY for tech teams to work remotely - we use many of them.)
The cover of our new print magazine launching Sundance 2014. Ryan Coogler is as elegant as he appears in this incredible photo by Evan Lane Photography.