As a screenwriter, hearing that someone’s interested in your pitch is an incredible feeling—and seeing that pitch through from script to screen is on another level. For me, pitching and writing a script that would go on to represent Emerson College in the Giorgio Armani Frames of Life Campaign has truly gone above and beyond what I imagined I’d accomplish during my four years as a college student.
The evolution of a vision—this vision, that I’ve had for quite a few months now—is absolutely incredible. The seed of an idea that started in the car with my mother has grown into something very real, very tangible, and is truly one of the most amazing things I’ve witnessed, especially coming out of our final shoot weekend.
The Frames of Life campaign, hosted every few years by Giorgio Armani, seeks student filmmakers from around the world to pitch ideas that include the use of the company’s eyewear line. This year, Emerson College is one of the few schools worldwide that was selected to choose a writer, directors and filmmaking team to participate.
Over the weekends that Human Nature was shot, I had the privilege of seeing my words come to life as imagined by the incredible teams behind pre- and post-production on the project. Filmmaking is a collaborative art, and seeing the outcome of not only my work, but the work and ideas of others is something that reassures me that I am pursuing the right career.
And the best part? This is just the beginning.