March 21, 2017
How did you find out about Joanie 4 Jackie and how old were you at the time?
I was a participant in the FOX SEARCHLAB DIRECTORS PROGRAM and my film “RUMBLE” was in a few film festivals and then I think someone contacted me from Joanie 4 Jackie.
What interested you about the project?
I loved that it was a video archive and that it connected women and girls.
At the time you participated in Joanie 4 Jackie did you consider yourself a filmmaker? What was your relationship to making movies?
I was a Walt Disney Feature Writing Fellow and starting to get respect as a writer – “RUMBLE” was the first film I ever directed, produced, wrote, acted in and starred in. Joanie 4 Jackie and the great Miranda July made me think about a lot!
What did you think/feel about the Joanie 4 Jackie at the time? And now, in retrospect?
I think Joanie 4 Jackie is an amazing creation but a wonderful group of genius creative women.
What institutions, groups, people, publications and movements were inspiring you at the time of your participation in J4J?
MOMA, LACMA, Getty Museum, Sundance, Skoll Foundation, Guggenheim, MacArthur, Dramatists Guild, New York Foundation for the Arts, Sundance, Tribeca, Miranda July, etc.
What do you do now – professionally and otherwise? Are you still involved in filmmaking?
I am a writer, producer, director, actor and entrepreneur. I am just finishing up my documentary “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” about my Renaturalization as a German Jewish citizen after my family lived through the Holocaust. I am getting my newest play “THE OH MY GOD PARTICLE SHOW!” on its feet after I was sent to CERN (CENTRE FOR RESEARCH NUCLEAR) in Geneva, to go inside the Large Hadron Collider where they discovered THE GOD PARTICLE. I have some girl power scripts moving ahead like my “OXFORD GIRL”, “A CHRISTMAS FOR CAROL” and “BUGATTI BABES”.
Anything you would like to see on the J4J site?