Where is She Now?

Chainletter Filmmakers:

The Chain of Love Letter

Deborah Stratman, Untied
March 28, 2013

How did you find out about Joanie 4 Jackie and how old were you at the time?
I was about 35 I guess. I can’t remember if I found out about it from Vanessa Renwick or Astria Suparak. Both superstars of the independent film scene.

What interested you about the project?
Radicalizing access to video visions.

At the time you participated in Joanie 4 Jackie did you consider yourself a filmmaker? What was your relationship to making movies?
Yes. I loved making movies. I still do.

What did you think/feel about the Joanie 4 Jackie at the time? And now, in retrospect?
At the time I thought it was quirky, curious, DIY. In retrospect, it seems more radical and inventive in the way it circumvented normal distribution schemes, and the extremely refreshing mix of long-time makers with first time makers and everything in between.

What do you do now – professionally and otherwise? Are you still involved in filmmaking?
I teach filmmaking to make money. I make films + art to spend money. Also, I teach because it’s great to work around people who are figuring out the world and themselves and their art. It’s good that so many things are hard (or impossible) to get to the bottom of. And it’s good to keep looking.

Anything you would like to see on the J4J site?
Links to filmmakers’ sites. www.pythagorasfilm.com