This webseries, consisting of 6 episodes, was my post-graduation project. Having grown up on the Adam West Batman TV show and movies, I developed an affinity for superheroes early on. Now that we exist in a beautiful superhero era, with countless films and TV shows to choose from, inspiration is everywhere. All of this, in addition to post-grad anxiety, gave birth to a comedy series about an awkward, albeit clueless girl just searching for meaning in her life. In other words, Emily is just me.
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My favorite guilty pleasure is teen drama. Shows like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, and Vampire Diaries, to name a few, have captivated my attention for years. This was my final project for my Directing Actors/Acting for the Camera class, which was incidentally the class that inspired me to pursue acting, and every stage of this film was a blast. The idea came from my own personal experience of attempting to cut back into a show too late, and therefore missing every single reference made by the over-dramatic characters in it. Then I thought, "What if that happened to the main character?" Directing this was a joy, mostly because the actors got to just let themselves go as far as they wanted, and watching it over again in class was the highlight of my semester.
This was one of my final film school projects and absolutely one of my favorites. My love of boxing and martial arts allowed me not only to create the idea, but also to train the main actress. That being said, the intensity came from her, and getting to play opposite someone who could fully invest herself was thrilling. I never get tired of watching the visually stunning fight scenes that my crew was able to create, and after being nominated for a University award for best music video, this is one of my proudest directing moments from film school.