It's been a year and 11 days since I submitted my MFA thesis film to Emerson College. I intended to share my production documentation once I'd recovered from finishing a graduate program while pregnant slash coping with new motherhood. Over a year later, it's looking like I'll never recover. So here it is now.
Behold: the written work I submitted alongside the final cut of Families Can Be Together Forever.
In 1997, James Cameron's Titanic was the obsession of every preteen girl. I was no exception at thirteen, so I decided to remake the film using Barbie and Ken. Instant classic!
Professor Rob Sabal taught me that teaching philosophies rarely say anything substantial, but are increasingly required if you have any hope of teaching in higher education. Which I do. Here's my attempt to actually SAY SOMETHING.
I spent a day with a mother of twin toddlers.
I'm still exhausted.
"If rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it."
Content warning: not for the faint of heart.
Behold: the formal proposal for my MFA thesis project. Coming August 17th (whether I'm ready or not).
Creative ideas are both novel and valuable. But they are often rejected when the creative innovator stands up to vested interests and defies the crowd. The crowd does not maliciously or willfully reject creative notions. Rather, it does not realize, and often does not want to realize, that the proposed idea represents a valid and advanced way of thinking. Society often perceives opposition to the status quo as annoying, offensive, and reason enough to ignore innovative ideas.