Where is She Now?

Chainletter Filmmakers:

The Newborn Chainletter

Sarah Hanssen, Sarah Nye
March 14, 2013

How did you find out about Joanie 4 Jackie and how old were you at the time?
I don’t know! I think a friend, Jackie Goss, told me about it.

What interested you about the project?
Duh! Ladies making movies!

At the time you participated in Joanie 4 Jackie did you consider yourself a filmmaker? What was your relationship to making movies?
I had finished my MFA in experimental film and video but I really hadn’t exhibited my films much.

Do you have any specific anecdotes or memories associated with the project?
I was teaching in Ohio last year and a student who was really into Miranda’s work some how found out that I was on this chainletter video and he was super excited to see it. Alas, I only have the old VHS tapes and no one could watch it on that format so our hands were tied.

What did you think/feel about the Joanie 4 Jackie at the time? And now, in retrospect?
I thought it was an honor and something special to be part of but now I realize that it was even more special than I knew. No one has kept that flame alive today. You are making me miss good old fashioned mail and VHS tapes!

What do you do now – professionally and otherwise? Are you still involved in filmmaking?
I teach filmmaking!