My name is Maya. But a lot of people call me Mo. You’ll probably know me as a celluloid being. But when it comes down to it, what are names really? Just intangible tools of recognition. What is anything, really? We’re all just atoms buzzing around, making connections. What is the meaning of life? 42? Infinity? Zero?
Disregarding the pretentious existential tangent, I am truly excited to share my journey – the sometimes dull, sometimes excellent, sometimes jarring journey of a teenage filmmaker.
Each post will be about my current filmmaking process, following it from its conception to birth. Throughout pre-production, production, and post-producton, you, my lovely audience, will read about both the film’s status and my status (so to speak.) With each update of the filmmaking process, I will delve into my own thoughts on the movie and the joys and pains that have come with its creation. I have to say, my feelings can be pretty volatile when it comes to my work. I love it, then hate it, then love it again. Nevertheless the experience always ends up being pretty interesting. And that is what I want to share with you. The whole experience. Not just the technical aspects, but also the emotional, psychological, maybe even hysterical ones.
So hold onto your hats people; I’m young, restless, and still figuring things out.
Until we meet again,
Maya, Mo, A Celluloid Being
Words and Image by Maya Hirota