Friday, January 8, 2016

2015 in Pictures

in 2015 I...

Rang in the new year with good friends and a tiny dance party.
Ate quinoa for breakfast over the Pacific Ocean.
Completed a year long project: a documentary that tells the story of an affordable housing nonprofit.

Posed nude in the name of art!

Worked with Al Jazeera Plus, sharing a story of a good friend and her bold way of living.

Brought my left brain to post production teams on a few better known projects:
                   

Spent my birthday drinking port from a plastic martini glass on the beach.

Worked with my mom professionally.

Worked on the early stages of a documentary about people who believe they are God.

Fell in love with theatre again. Watched some fucking talented brave actors and a director take risks and have fun
Made lots of fake whiskey. Took a photo with Cher.
Fell in love with some big dogs (a palm reader once told me i was a healer of large animals in a past life). I need one.
Explored a tid bit of the ginormous state of Alaska.
Rode through three continental divides, caught a salmon, stood in a glacier.

Rode a moped 5 miles to my job in Alaska.
 (Later found out the muffler was broken that whole time. Got yelled at once for unknowingly having the blinker on too long "Learn how to drive or don't drive at all young lady!")
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Taught myself how to teach theatre.
 ...And learned even more from teaching 30 7-12 year olds.
Witnessed a friend since before shirts were necessary start a new chapter.
 Directed Aladdin the play!!! It ended in 3 sold out shows.
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...Starring 28 12-18 year olds. We borrowed some inspiration from the well known version, and added some of our own flair.
Glamped 2 miles remote.

Lived at three different Los Angeles addresses.

Had Kardashian hair for a day.
Edited a virtual reality video.

Bought a new camera and started learning how to use it.
Sat at a board room table and pitched a documentary project I believe in (fingers crossed..)

Learned the vital Importance of Being Earnest.
Drove to Mexico with this one.
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Made a personal story reel of past projects.


Was inspired by: The Revenant, The Big Short, True Detective, Transparent, Bloodline, Chef's Table, Iris, The Act of Kiling, Transparent, Straight Outta Compton, Aziz Ansari, The Measure of All Things, Sam Green's Louis Armstrong Pop Up Magazine piece, Selma.

Swam lots of laps, started meditating, felt freedom on skis again,
 and ended the year with good friends and a tiny dance party.