This past weekend, though very similar to many others, has changed me, even if just a little. We shot the majority of my short film (which still doesn’t have a title by the way, or I’d tell you) over one day and night. There is still some left to do, some specialty things, but with basically no crew, we covered a lot of ground. Having shot things with more equipment and people in the past, it was freeing to work with only the bare necessities.

The whole thing was exhilarating. For the past month, or even two, I’ve been in a slump. My motivation seemed misplaced, despite my best intentions. Part of this was because I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to make this short. Until the day we started filming, I thought things would fall through. This uncertainty bled into every other thing I did. Yet when we arrived home from the last night of filming, in the early hours of Monday morning, I felt driven. I still do. I’m not quite sure where my path is heading, but I’m charging ahead.

So here is to following through, even when it gets hard in ways that don’t entirely make sense. Here is to blind ambition. Here is to following dreams you’re terrified of following. And most importantly, here is to trusting others’ faith in you and to friends who get on board your wild projects. More so, I could not have done this without Shawn’s constant support and excitement. Not to mention the fact that he shot the whole film for me. So here’s to finding the perfect partner too.

7 Responses to “getaways”
  1. Erin says:

    “…here is to trusting others’ faith in you and to friends who get on board your wild projects.”
    This. Glad you have people like that in your life. They are the best kind to have 🙂

  2. anna says:

    all i can say is: yay!

  3. Shawn Bannon says:

    Congrats! It was super fun!!! Roasting marshmallows in the middle of the shoot was also very cool.

  4. Sarah says:

    Beautiful photos! I hope you share the finished film – I’d love to see it

  5. Cortnie says:

    There is nothing like that feeling of renewal and strength when you’re doing something you love!


  6. Vegyogini says:

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

    And, yes, here’s to friends and finding the perfect partner!

  7. jacqueline says:

    Congratulations Alix! So proud of you and to know you. Hoping your drive keeps you going.

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