Over the summer, I found myself with an unpaid internship at Tangerine Entertainment. It’s a production company that tries to push films made by women into the male-dominated film industry. For three weeks, I worked with craft services on the set of Modern Persuasion, a film that will be out later this year. While working with the lovely cast and staff, I was able to truly see and understand the imbalances within a very prominent industry. The producers and directors on set were quick to explain their opinions. Overall, my internship was a great learning experience for me. Hopefully, I will get more opportunities to work with others who feel very passionate about such disparities.
I thought that the most challenging part of working on YPI was presenting. Personally, I get really nervous after talking in front of a lot of people, so it was very hard for me to do so. The most rewarding part of it was knowing that I tried helping HBK, even if I didn’t win. As for how I’ll still keep in touch with them: I plan on being a continuous eater-of-their-bread!