I got word late last week that I was accepted to receive a JumpStart Mentorship Program through SAW Video in Ottawa!  I submitted my application in May for an experimental video project that will explore the intimate relationship humans have with their beds throughout life. I don’t know all the details yet, but let’s just say that I’m really excited. We’re intended to have a kick off meeting before the end of the month.  This video project will be a first step towards bigger projects!

It’s a year long process, culminating in a screening mid-2017 at SAW.  As a recipient of the grant, I receive:

  • a one-year producing membership at SAW Video
  • a $400 honorarium to cover material costs
  • 20 hours of consultation with a personal mentor
  • two mandatory introductory workshops in production and post-production
  • two elective workshops
  • up to $1,200 in access to SAW Video equipment
  • an opportunity to screen their completed work at Club SAW

2017 is shaping up to be a solid year!