It was mid-December last year when my high school film teacher approached me with the opportunity to contribute to the White House Film Festival — a tradition they’re carrying on again this year.
The title of the festival itself was pretty intimidating, but also extremely exciting. I felt compelled to participate because of the challenge it would present for me, someone devoting her life to filmmaking. Last year’s prompt — technology — really resonated with me. Without it, I wouldn’t be able to make the films I have so far, or gotten the opportunities I’ve received.