What do you do:
Where do you work:
New York City and wherever her projects take her
When did you realize your interest in filmmaking:
I was a journalist for a few years, first in New York and then in England. A lot of my friends from college were working in television and I started getting interested in documentary. Eventually I got a job as a researcher in television and the first time I went into a film editing room I remember thinking this was the world I wanted to be in for the rest of my life.
Why work in this industry:
When you start filming it is so amazing to see the world you have been thinking about so long on the page finally made real. It really is magical, like a dream come to life.
How would you advise others:
It’s always good to get a job in film or television before you start directing. It’s good to be on the crew before you become the boss! Other than that I think you just have to think “By any means possible” and take any job you can that will get you experience. I also did a lot for free. I got paid virtually nothing for my first film, but it changed my life.