How the documentary came to be
Starting any documentary is always chaotic and confusing. Even if you have the story well set in your mind, almost nothing depends on you, and it can be a little anxiety provoking. In my case The Perfection of Giving was no different.
When I learned about the 108 Lives Project, I was not even looking to get involved in the video archive part of it. I actually joined the project on the social media side.
There was someone else in charge of the video piece, and it was going to be much more of a small fundraising piece. But this person had to step aside and I found myself taking over that space, which felt quite natural to me, since at this point I had already produced and filmed many documentary pieces.
But as the story unfolded, and we all started noticing this change happening in our lives, I decided that it needed to be a much larger project than just a 15 minute evidence fundraising video.
To me, this was the perfect example of something I have always believed in: The Story will tell itself. My job is to project the story to the rest of the world.
So then the two year challenge started; the many late nights, many weekends, filming the prep and the fundraising, and marvelling as my mind and the minds of the people involved in the 108 Lives Project, evolved into more abundant, happy and creative minds.
I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this project, and to be able to create from it this beautiful 70 minute documentary film that we will soon present to the world.